...that has a global ambition to become a pioneer in the use and production of insects.
Significantly contribute to the saturation of 9 billion people in 2050
Promote insects as a healthy and nutritious daily source of food
Conduct research in areas of further potential insect use
Fighting food insecurity and malnutrition in the world
Use insects to recycle any organic waste of any amount
Effectively produce a nutritious and sustainable insect protein on your own farm
Insect is a full-fledged protein and can contain up to 69% of protein! It contains all nine essential amino acids and includes important minerals such as iron or calcium.
Traditional livestock farming produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars around the world. Insect breeding is a much more effective way to get a high quality protein.
Traditional meat production occupies 70% of all agricultural land. Insect breeding can be a much more effective alternative because it can be farm vertically.
Insects require only a fraction of the soil, water and feed compared to traditional livestock for the same amount of protein. They can also be kept in virtually any climate or environment.
At present we know over 2,000 species of edible insects that over 2 billion people enjoy every day, from 120 countries. Insect leaves no residue when consumed and is well digested, nutritious and healthy. It is now possible to create protein bars, biscuits, cereals, chips, or pasta from insects.
Insects extracts have been used for thousands of years and have helped us with a lot of health problems. This field is called entomotherapy. Nowadays, insects are used mainly in traditional Chinese medicine,even in Europe we have experience in the treatment of health problems using insects. Insects can help us fight cancer, depression, inflammation, heart disorders, or esophageal reflux disease.
Insects can become the perfect ingredient for making cosmetic products. Lipsticks are being made from insects, for example. Extracted parts of insects can be used to make skin creams and ointments. Toothpaste and shampoos can also be made from insects. Insect extracts have excellent regenerative effects, so cosmetic products will be the ideal way to continue using the insects in this way.
Insects have been a traditional food source for animals for millions of years. There are many benefits to the use of insects in animal feed, including nutritional values and have more environmentally friendly impacts. Animal feed can be used for farm animals as well as for our pets in the form of granules. Already in the Czech Republic, feeding insects are used in large quantities for reptiles and lizards.
In the European Union, 90 million tons of food are thrown out annually, which is 180 kilograms per capita per year. Usually this waste is no longer processed. If we recycle organic waste with insects, we can transform 100 tons of organic material into up to 22 tons of insects, which can also be used as animal feed. Insect excrements can be perfectly used as a high quality fertilizer in agriculture and horticulture.
A mealworm can help us fight plastic waste. It is able to digest polystyrene by it self. Inside the intestines it has special microorganisms that are capable of biodegrading polyethylene. The waste that the mealworm produces is degradable and safe for both plants and soil. It is able to find other kinds of insects that can safely degrade plastic waste. It has a huge potential and a chance to get rid of the plastic contamination we are facing today.