The U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is promoting edible insects as a solution to the world’s food shortages.

Overriding benefits

  • Insects rearing and processing need less land and less water, this reflects directly on natural resources.
  • Insects produce less CO2, which responds to todays need of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Insects’s nature to reproduce and (protein) weight gain at a extraordinary pace.
  • Its efficiency conversion rates into body mass.
  • The double advantage of consuming different kind waste makes its feed cheaper while serving as a recycler.
  • Easy to comply with Animal welfair standards.
  • These ancient little creatures are today a irrefutable emerging market with an immense potential for human survival.

It’s easier than it seems . . .

  • There are an estimated 1,400 species that are edible to man.
  • A large chunk of the world’s population already eat insects as a regular part of their diet.
  • It is natural or well adapted to some animals (chicken, fish, pork) (no need to add additives (amino-acids)
  • In some cases there is no waste (carcasses, hair etc.)
  • Very little waste after separating the constituents (protein, fat, chitin)
  • High quality components (protein etc.)
  • Reared in total controlled environment
  • The protein can be used raw, as a processed ingredient or as an additive (supplement) to pre-mix.