OUR CURRENT FOOD SYSTEM DEPENDS ON THE INTENSIVE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEEPENING THE ECOLOGICAL OVERSHOOT
BETWEEN 33% AND 40% OF PRODUCED FOOD ENDS UP AS WASTE
SUSTAINABLE NUTRITION FOR AGRICULTURE AND AQUACULTURE
Benefits of replacing the use of soybean and fish meal with insect protein meal.
THE PROBLEM WITH TRADITIONAL PROTEIN
Only 6% of the world soybean production is used directly for human consumption.
75% is used as food for chickens, pigs, salmon and other common consumption animals.
The global trend towards meat-based diets increases the demand for this product, whose massive cultivation risks environmental problems such as deforestation, loss of biodiversity and a high water footprint.
Current predictions indicate that this crop may be affected by projected climate changes
20% of the world’s fish is used for the production of fishmeal, food used mainly for aquaculture.
This is equivalent to 20 million tons of fish that are extracted annually from the ocean for this purpose.
The main species used in the manufacture of these products are: anchovies, sardines, capelin and melons.
Industrial fishing uses trawling techniques that are harmful to marine ecosystems.
NUTRIENT RECYCLING AT INDUSTRIAL SCALE
No nutrients must be wasted.