Using a natural resource, we provide high quality alternative protein while combating some of the most pressing environmental issues we face today.
By 2050, the global population will rise to around 9 billion. This means that demand for protein will dramatically rise as well. Here is the problem: most animals that people consume for protein, specifically chickens, cattle, pigs and fish are extremely resource-intensive and heavily rely on unsustainable feed. Chickens, cattle and pigs feed on grains that require vast amounts of land and water, both of which are scarce resources. Fish are fed fishmeal, which is feed made out of marine captured fish and is one of the main ingredients in farmed fish feed. Millions of tonnes of fish are caught every year just to produce fishmeal. Not only does this contribute to the collapse of marine life, but it also directly threatens our food security.
Pounds of protein produced per acre of land:
1,000,000 - 2,000,000 lbs
Landfills are reported as the third largest source of human related methane emissions in the United States. Methane is a chemical that can be 35 times more harmful to the atmosphere than other greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. When these chemicals are emitted into the atmosphere, they directly contribute to global warming. Food alone makes up around 20% of the total municipal waste in landfills. More than 35 million tons of food waste ends up in landfills in the United States every year. This directly contributes to global warming, a serious environmental issue causing air pollution, impacting wildlife extinction and threatening global health.
We take in pre-consumer food waste from various channels to feed our larvae
As our larvae eat, they grow rich in nutrients and eliminate all of the food waste
We harvest the larvae and sell it as protein and are left with valuable byproducts including: larvae castings, which can be sold as a powerful soil amendment, larvae meal and value added BSFL supplement
Food waste is eliminated and reduced from landfills
We produce protein that can substitute fishmeal in fish feed and other protein in animal feed and create other valuable byproducts with a small carbon footprint (using minimal resources/using much less land and water)