Insect farming is a viable, immediately scalable global redirect of an extraction-based agricultural industry to a more holistic, closed-loop model.
The Insect Industry - More Than Food/Feed
Insects as Solutions
Insects vs. Plants?
Insect represents a more holistic approach to agriculture, increasing diversity through microbial ecosystems in soil, food & feed.
We need to focus on diversity and take our food conversation beyond "plants versus animals," to include algae, fungus, probiotics, and, of course, insects - especially if we value biomimicry and ecosystem-based agriculture.
From a full-energy-life-cycle perspective, insects blow everything else out of the water (especially when raised on otherwise wasted organic feedstock).
There is a lot of work to be done. But the next step for bugs is to take the global conversation to the scale the “plant-based” concept is currently receiving as a solution to food system challenges.
Insects in the Market