Insects as Food
Good for the planet
Edible insects can be farmed with very few ressources. This makes them a particularly sustainable source of protein, which can make an important contribution against climate change.
Low ressource consumption
Farming insects requires 10 times less feed and up to 100 times less water than producing beef. 80-100% of the insects is edibe, which is more than double compared to beef.
Source: van Huis, A., & Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Eds.). (2013).
Low global warming potential
Farming mealworms produces less greenhouse gases in comparison with other animal proteins. This helps reducing the global warming potential of our food production.
Source: Oonincx DGAB, de Boer IJM (2012) Environmental Impact of the Production of Mealworms as a Protein Source for Humans – A Life Cycle Assessment.
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