OUR ENVIRONMENT IS UNDER PRESSURE
We will need to increase food production by 70% to feed the population of 2050 "
- UN Food & Agriculture Organisation
A PROBLEM WORTH SOLVING
Water, land and energy are under increasing pressure.
Food supply chains are becoming more and more competitive.
We need to use what we have more sustainably.
Meeting the future domestic and international demands for protein is a significant challenge for Australian producers.
The cost and supply of protein for livestock production is increasing.
The impact of climate change is pressing. Inclement weather and natural disasters can significantly impact food supply chains.
Meanwhile, the impact of food production and food waste on greenhouse gas emissions continues to grow.
The Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia Illucens) is an insect perfectly designed for converting organic waste i.e. short life cycle, prolific breeder and able to be intensively farmed with low resource requirements.
Learn more about the Black Soldier Fly here.
The larvae of the Black Soldier Fly are voracious eaters of most organic waste streams inc. meat, dairy, vegetable matter and manures. They can eat twice their body weight in a day. The mature larvae is a rich source of fatty acids, proteins and vitamins.
The mature Black Soldier Fly larvae contains approx. 40% crude protein, 25-45 % fats (e.g. Omega-3-6-9) and 6-8 % chitin/chitonase. The product can be sold as a livestock or aquaculture feed ingredient or further refined for other applications including cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.