What we're all about
Our primary objective is producing healthy, sustainable, high-protein foods.
We use mealworms (that we grow ourselves) as an option to add an eco-friendly protein and micronutrients boost to our food products.
Insects are an extremely sustainable, energy and nutrient-rich source of protein and essential amino acids. Billions of people around the world already consume insects. Why not us?
What's the big deal?
Understanding the Issue:
Traditional protein production methods are environmentally unsustainable as the world population continues to increase.
70% of deforested land in the Amazon is needed for pasture space.
Manure from traditional livestock contaminates our water with nutrients, toxins and pathogens.
18% of Greenhouse Gas emissions come from livestock rearing.
Why eat Insects:
Great flavor and high in protein.
Fewer Greenhouse Gas emissions compared to pigs and beef cattle.
Far more efficient at converting feed into increased body mass.
Significantly less land and water requirements than traditional livestock
Note: Blue bars represent minimal values and the red bars represent maximum values found in literature.
Source: Oonincx DGAB, de Boer IJM (2012) Environmental Impact of the Production of Mealworms as a Protein Source for Humans – A Life Cycle Assessment. PLOS ONE 7(12): e51145.
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