By 2050 the world’s population will surpass 9,1 billion, 34% higher than today. The FAO proclaims that expanding land for agriculture is not a sustainable option. Oceans are overexploited and climate change is causing a decrease in water which will make things even worse for food production. Climate change will affect agriculture and forestry ecosystems due to a rise in temperature and carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations which will bring heavier rains, bad weeds, plagues and diseases.
In order to confront these challenges and a potential famine, the UN states that we have to revaluate our diets and this is where insects come in as a source of protein.
Europe imports 70% of its protein need for animal feed.
Insects are rich in protein and are a natural diet component for fish, swine and poultry. The fly’s larva breeds and grows on many and diverse kinds of waste, providing an excellent source of material recuperation which is then transformed for agriculture and the food industry.