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More than ever, pet food owners are shifting towards the highest quality, “human grade” protein for their animal friends.

According to PetFoodIndustry.com “Emerging pet food specialty retail trends to watch.” Her data shows that from 2011 to 2016, pet food sales in the US pet specialty channel increased 29 percent, from US $6.2 billion to today’s US $8 billion, and the average price per pound has risen 34 percent, up to US$2.40. (That comes from a 40 percent increase in the average price per pound for complete pet diets and a 67 percent rise for pet treats.) There are now 559 pet food brands on the market in that channel, an increase of 52 percent since 2011, and they have launched 2,880 new products in the past year (up 12 percent).”

This commendable shift towards more nutritious and cleaner protein for pets has one major drawback: it also means more animals need to be farmed to accommodate this increased demand for human-grade animal meat.

More than 163 million cats and dogs exist in the United States of America alone. A new publication in Plos One states that cats and dogs in the US consume about 19 percent as many calories as people do in the US. When you consider how closely meat production correlates to climate change, pets are having a dramatic impact on our planet. This is because cats and dogs have turned to traditional livestock for most of their protein calories, Farming this livestock is placing tremendous pressures on the resources  of our planet.

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These statistics are especially meaningful because pet ownership is skyrocketing in Asia. This in turn will further increase the environmental footprint of animals. As this trend continues to gain momentum it is important to understand the importance of shifting from conventional livestock protein to cricket protein. Recently a plethora of animal pet food companies have begun using cricket protein powder as an ingredient for a variety of reasons. Protein from crickets is clean, nutritious and  extremely sustainable for the planet.

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of incorporating cricket protein into the pet food products you sell or manufacture, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

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