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Cricket farming is sustainable but food source must be focus, study notes

A Danish team concluded what Global Bugs already have prepared for, to control the whole value chain and that is what differentiates us most from competitors, which means that we will do organic farming of fruits and vegetables in, or near, our farms to make sure that our crickets will get the correct nutrition content, based on the demand from our customers.

In Thailand there are presently around 20,000 farms, where many, if not all, use chicken feed for the crickets. This means that the feed is based on fish and soy meal, which is is totally contra productive and against the whole purpose of breeding crickets in order to meet the growing demand for alternative proteins.

Global Bugs Business Concept is to produce and sell ecofriendly entomology products that help consumers and industries worldwide lessen their impact on the planet, and change to alternative proteins.

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Global Bugs närvarar på Matdagen 2017

Global Bugs kommer att närvara på årets matdag som handlar om Innovation, startups och riskkapital.

Enligt Livsmedelsföretagen som anordnar Matdagen så står såväl nya som etablerade företag står inför en spännande resa när mat och livsstil blir allt mer sammanvävda. Men hänger branschen med? Varför saknas ofta det välbehövliga riskkapitalet? Vad krävs för att alla de bubblande nykomlingarna ska utvecklas och bli nästa generations etablerade företag?  Vi vrider och vänder på utmaningar och möjligheter.

Global Bugs kommer att dels vara talare och dels som utställare där vi bjuder på crispy crickets och proothies. Våra crispy crickets tillverkar vi i vår egen farm i Thailand medan våra proothies blandas på plats av våra representanter och Co-Founders av Global Bugs, Rickard Engberg och Peter Arndt.

Väl mött i vår monter den 8 maj i Moderna Museets lokaler på Skeppsholmen i Stockholm.

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Aspire Co-Founder & CEO Mohammed Ashour and Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers agree that edible insects is the answer to the world’s food problems

Insect consumption is widely seen as an important solution in helping to feed the growing population, expected to reach over 9 billion by 2050. Surprisingly, insects are consumed by over 80% of people today in non-western countries. Global Bugs is sure that insects will be an important alternative source of protein for the future where protein levels are at about 70% in crickets.

There are several reasons why Global Bugs has chosen Thailand as our hub for production of crickets and black soldier flies. Thailand is a leading country in this industry and the reason why many companies decided to choose Thailand as their production hub. First, Thailand has an abundant supply of edible insects, which has attracted a lot of new and emerging western companies. Second, Thailand has farmed crickets for over 20 years. Third, the cost of production is favorable compared with Canada, the world’s largest cricket producer. While Canadian cricket flour costs between THB 2,100 to 4,800 (USD 60 to 137) per kilo, Thailand produces cricket flour at THB 700 and 900 (USD 20 to 26) per kilo.

As per today, Global Bugs Asia Co., Ltd. has been promoted by the Board Of Investment (BOI) within the category of research and development of edible insects. Something that we of course are very proud of.

Thailand is aiming to capture further growth and development in the edible insects market. The Thai Ministry of Agriculture expects to obtain the “Good Agriculture Practice (GAP)” certification for cricket farming by 2017. This will further enhance Thailand’s reputation as the go-to destination for investors who think of alternative protein sources and making insects part of a sustainable diet in the future.

Aspire Co-Founder & CEO Mohammed Ashour and Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers on investing in edible insects to be the future of food, and what they believe to be the biggest challenges facing entrepreneurs.

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INSEKTER SKALL PRIMÄRT ANVÄNDAS SOM ETT HÖGKVALITATIVT FODER TILL DJUREN

Idag är insekter som framtidens mat ett hett ämne, men för den del av världen som inte redan har insekter som en del av sin vardagliga kost, är “äckelfaktorn” eller “disgust factor” som den kallas på engelska, ett hinder när det gäller att istället få över fokus på insekter som ett högkvalitativt foder till djuren.

Insekter som del i djurfoder kan potentiellt ersätta mellan 25 % och 100 % av sojamjöl eller fiskmjöl i dagens djurfoder genom att istället använda mjöl från syrsor som en lågkostnads- och proteinrik ersättning till fiskmjöl. Utbudet på fiskmjöl minskar stadigt pga. utfiskning av våra hav, samtidigt som efterfrågan ökar vilket leder till ökade priser på världsmarknaden. Det är dock inte det värsta som händer, utan det är att vi går mot en naturkatastrof av stora mått när haven utfiskas i den takt som nu sker.

När det gäller utsläpp av växthusgaser jämfört med nötkött, så avger syrsor nästan ingen metangas, 1% koldioxid samt en tredjedel av ammoniak per kilo kroppsvikt, per dag.

Global Bugs bidrar till en tryggad livsmedelsförsörjning, är med och leder proteinskiftet samt är en viktig del av lösningen på en global brist av protein.

 

Stefan Järlhem, Co-Founder, Global Bugs Holding AB

Den nya trenden för startups år 2017 är inom alternativt protein

Den nya trenden för startups år 2017 är inom alternativt protein enligt Fortune’s Erin Griffith. I ett av hennes dagliga nyhetsbrev för riskkapitalister och affärsänglar delade hon med sig av ett antal antaganden från sina läsare. Ett antagande var att ”Alternativa Proteiner kommer att ersätta VR (virtual reality) som mest ”hype” år 2017.

Startups inom alternativa proteiner har redan lockat investeringar från flera uppmärksammade namn som Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures, Peter Thiel Founders Fund, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Horizons Ventures (riskkapitaldelen av Hongkongmiljardären Li Ka-shing) Tyson Foods, Singapore’s statliga fond Temasek, General Mills, Arielle Zuckerberg , rapparen Nas och Marc Benioff.

Just nu genomför Global Bugs Holding AB  diskussioner med ett flertal intresserade placerare och samarbetspartners. För mer information, ladda ner vår teaser.

Kanitsanan Thanthitiwat, CEO, Global Bugs Asia Co., Ltd.

Crickets – from insects to food revolution

Business development is significantly easier in Thailand compared to the neighbouring countries as it serves as a dynamic gateway to a fast growing economic market in Asia with exceptional governmental support and ease of doing business among emerging economies in East Asia.

Global Bugs is promoted by the Board Of Investment (BOI), which operates under the Prime Minister’s Office and is the principal government agency for encouraging foreign direct investment in Thailand. Furthermore, Global Bugs Asia Co., Ltd. is allowed to be a fully owned subsidiary to Global Bugs Holding AB in Sweden, making a secure and clean company structure.

There are several reasons why Thailand is a leading country in this industry and why many companies decided to choose Thailand as their production hub. Thailand has an abundant supply of edible insects, which has attracted a lot of new and emerging western companies.

For more information, please read the BOI newsletter using this link http://www.boi.go.th/upload/content/TIR_Feb17_vF_93086.pdf

Canadian approval for insects in salmon feed

Enterra Feed Corporation has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to sell its Whole Dried Black Soldier Fly Larvae as a feed ingredient for salmonids, including farmed salmon, trout and arctic char.
With this approval, the company is now the first to market and sell this sustainable, natural product to aquaculture feed manufacturers in Canada. This is the first Canadian approval of an insect-based aquaculture feed ingredient, and follows the CFIA’s approval using this same product in feed for chicken broilers last year. Enterra received a similar US approval for use in salmonid feeds in 2016.
Canada is the fourth-largest producer of farmed salmon in the world, according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. In 2015 the farm gate value (the net value when it leaves the farm) of salmon and trout in Canada was $850 million1.

Digestible and renewable source of protein

“Aquaculture feed producers have been keenly awaiting this approval and we look forward to supplying their needs immediately,” said Andrew Vickerson, Chief Technology Officer, Enterra. “Fish eat insects in their natural environment and our product is a healthy, digestible and renewable source of protein and fat that can replace less sustainable ingredients, including fish meal and soybean meal.”

Production of fish meal, which is a standard aquaculture feed ingredient, can deplete wild ocean fish stocks and is subject to substantial price fluctuations. Soybean meal requires significant agricultural inputs that could otherwise be used more efficiently to grow food for people.

“Insects are a natural source of digestible protein and fat for fish, including salmon and trout,” said Dr Brad Hicks, a veterinarian and partner in Taplow Feeds, an aquaculture feed manufacturer. “This product will contribute to healthy, active fish and is a great alternative feed ingredient.”

Black soldier fly is a beneficial insect

Enterra uses the larvae of the black soldier fly, a beneficial insect species that is highly efficient at upcycling complex nutrients in pre-consumer waste food into an excellent source of protein and fat, perfect for inclusion in feed for fish, poultry, pets and zoo animals. These innovative products offer a sustainable alternative to resource-intensive feed ingredients like fish meal, fish oil, soybean meal, palm kernel oil and coconut oil.

Source: AllAboutFeed.net and Enterra.