Our mission is to provide economically challenged, malnourished populations with high protein and micronutrient-rich food solutions derived from the supply and development of insects and insect-based products.
Our world is experiencing rapid urbanization, population growth and shrinkage of arable land and loss of critical water resources. More than ever, we need a nutritious source of protein that is eco-friendly and resource efficient.
In 2013, the United Nations (UN) praised the importance of human consumption of edible insects as a substitute to conventional livestock.
Edible insects are a rich source of protein, iron and micronutrients.
Compared to traditional livestock, insects require drastically less feed to convert the same amount of protein; they require far less farmland, and the amounts of water they consume and greenhouse gases they emit are orders of magnitude lower.
Our planet is always growing, but at the same time it is also shrinking. By the year 2050 we can expect,
Furthermore, insects are a culinary delight enjoyed by over 2 billion people across the world. People in Latin America, Southeast Asia, Africa and now Western Europe and the United States partake in this rich food tradition.
Edible insects represent a diversity of flavors and textures. They make for great ingredients and are easy to cook with. They compliment delicious dishes or can simply be eaten on their own as snacks.
It is our aim to increase the supply of insects and to make them accessible as a way to address food and nutrition insecurity with a global perspective.
In addition, we have developed and are further developing insect rearing technologies to empower small hold farmers to breed their own insects. Being able to rear locally desired insects provides farmers with a way to increase the availability of nutrient dense protein for themselves and their families and provides opportunities to increase their income as well.