At Biotrophics, we are treating insects as the newest form of livestock.
Like other farmed species, we are developing specialty strains and unique genetics that will be better than any other product on the market in terms of nutritional value and ease of production.
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10 Billion people & 70% more food
Human population is increasing, meat consumption is rising, and our planet is running out of resources. How are we to feed not only humanity, but also the animals that humanity relies on for food?
Fishmeal: Feeding fish other fish hurts our oceans
This $8-10B market mostly comes from fish caught in ocean nets. These normally consist of small pelagic fish species crucial to a healthy food chain, and unused fish parts in food processing. The scale of this industry is massive and seriously damaging to the environment despite fishery management quotas and government regulation.
Poor management, environmental degradation, and overfishing are leading to higher costs and a decreasing supply whilst trying to meet a skyrocketing demand.
SOY Many PROBLEMS (and more)
Plant proteins are deficient in some of the key amino acids that some livestock species need to thrive. Issues related to soy-fed animals are increased applications of antibiotics used to combat inflammation and other diseases brought about by an unhealthy diet.
Soy is also a thirsty plant. The leading cause of clear-cutting forests is due to the ever-rising demand for soymeal and the farmland required to grow the plant. Combining these factors with a changing climate, we are seeing decreasing yields, fewer acres of arable farmland every year, and a dwindling supply of freshwater resources.