- Positive Impacts
- The 21st century is the century of reconstruction and advancement, incorporating what has been learned since the beginning of time.
It is time to build solutions that have a positive impact and that ensure food security in a sustainable way.
On 2050, the world will have 9.7 billion inhabitants. This increase of 2.4 billion, coupled with climate change, requires an optimization of natural resource exploitation models in order to maintain a sustained growth rate.
In particular feed production and especially those from aquaculture already have a profound impact on the natural resources of the planet. The feed manufacturing industry is based on two main products:
1.- Fish Flour (an animal protein)
It depends heavily on wild fisheries: “For the United Nations Organization, more than 76% of the world's fish stocks are exploited, overexploited or depleted, so we can not expect more supplies from oceans. Increased pressure on demand, coupled with declining world supply of forage fish, underpinned steady growth in commodity prices. Therefore fish flour costs increased three times in a decade, with an associated increase in the prices of farmed fish.”
2.- Soybean flour (a vegetable protein)
Soybean crops, used as feed for the production of animal proteins, human food and biodiesel, are also overloaded and assume increased land exploitation, ie the destruction of forests and biodiversity. In addition, growing crops will require more water, which is being reduced in many parts of the world. Today it is an important geostrategic position.
At the beginning of time and long before we humans were Insects. They already proliferated among the leafy prehistoric vegetation and went over a part of the history of the Earth together with the imposing dinosaurs.
Nowadays some types of insects larvae can be reared to bio transform organic materials, as they have done so for millions of years.
At present they represent 70% of the species in the planet, many of them being still unknown and not cataloged.
However it has been identified nowadays that several types of insects larvae exist that have been organic materials bio-transformers in the ecosystems since millions of years. Its protein composition is high quality and similar to fish flour or soybean flour in its composition to fish meal or soybean, depending on the insect. Its production is totally sustainable and allows the valuation of several derivatives that have a low or null value at present.
Insect flour has proven to be a sustainable alternative to fish flour and insects are a part of the natural food chain as well as food for fish and livestock.
INSECTS FLOUR IMPACT
It protects ocean resources
We can help resolve the oceans to be independent in the value chain, without the governments of the world closing off fishing grounds to regenerate depleted seas.
We contribute with an optimum solution and favour a sustainable Food Safety.
In the 21st century, we know how to rear some insects. Not all of them can be reared successfully. A horse can be tamed. A zebra cannot be tamed. This is exactly the case when rearing insects in mini livestocks.
Novel foods guarantee Food Safety with a positive impact