OUR CURRENT FOOD SYSTEM DEPENDS ON THE INTENSIVE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES DEEPENING THE ECOLOGICAL OVERSHOOT

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BETWEEN 33% AND 40% OF PRODUCED FOOD ENDS UP AS WASTE

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INTRODUCING

HERMETIA ILLUCENS

The Black Soldier Fly

CAPABLE OF TRANSFORMING 25 TONS OF ORGANIC WASTE IN 1 TON OF INSECT PROTEIN

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

Soy

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

Fishmeal

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

By encouraging the upcycling of organic waste we managed to close the loop of food circularity.
No nutrients must be wasted.
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