Global Bugs is proud to announce that our first modern farm for crickets and Black Soldier Flies is soon ready for production start.
The drivers for the Edible Insects Market are:
- Insect rearing involves low capital investment as compared to other conventional livestock rearing such as that for beef, pork, and chicken.
- Substantial increase in global population and decreasing resources is expected to drive demand for alternative food sources.
- Insects are a highly nutritious and a healthy food source with high content of nutrients (fats, protein, vitamins, fiber and minerals) required by humans.
- Insects have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental footprint over their entire life cycle.
- Insects have a low risk of transmitting zoonotic diseases (diseases transmitted from animals to humans) such as H1N1 (bird flu) and BSE (mad cow disease).
- Insects contain higher protein and nutrients and micronutrients such as copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, selenium and zinc, and fatty acids in comparison to meat and fish products. Insects are particularly important as a food supplement for undernourished children as it is easier to digest.
- Insect production is less water-intensive in comparison to other conventional meat production.