Why crickets?

Have you ever wanted to have a farm? Large scary animals and waste of vast resources are not something you find appealing? What about the environment? What if you actually want to reduce the meat in yours and your family’s diet?

With the increase in meat consumption and the size of the planet’s population, livestock farming has become not only industrial, but also extremely damaging to nature. Developed countries can reach up to 82% of meat consumption per person per year, with meat requiring up to 2422 billion cubic meters of water for the different productive stages. The breeding farms use 30% of all Earth’s land (excluding waters) and about 80% of the entire agricultural terrain. This makes livestock farming the number one anthropogenic factor affecting the nature in our time.

Fortunately, people have found an alternative for this environmental exploitation.

Insects provide high quality nutrients and proteins, which can supplement all types of meat and fish. Their farming uses less water, less land, less resources and more importantly – less waste! They can transform an average of one kilogram of food into one kilogram of body mass, releasing up to 100 times less greenhouse gases in the process, than livestock.  In the meantime, they are more resistant to diseases such as avian or swine flu. 

With so many species of insects to choose from, try with – Crickets!

Crickets are the species who have one of the highest nutritional values. They provide up to two times more protein than beef, more iron than spinach and up to 7x more Vitamin B12 than fish! They are also rich in copper, magnesium, phosphorus and many more beneficial elements.

They can be easily prepared in all sort of forms: eaten whole, as a supplement (such as protein powder) or transformed into dough and used for different dishes.

Cricket farming can provide food source for the growing population numbers, reduce the damages to the environment, help preserve the natural resources and enrich the everyday diet of a person. All of this makes the cricket farming one of the most sustainable practices for protein production in the world!


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