Working for five years as a scuba diving instructor, I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to live on the sun-kissed beaches of some of most beautiful places on Earth. This gave me a true insight into the environmental damage that human development and current lifestyles are causing to these paradises. We are killing our own planet and intensive farming and agriculture are two of the most damaging activities on Earth.
I couldn’t keep watching. I had to intervene.
I quit my job in Mexico and decided to leverage on my background in Environmental Engineering to fulfill what had become my life mission: to develop the most sustainable way to feed the world. The answer has come from Mother Nature. It has developed the most efficient way to 'up-cycle' waste back into the food chain.
They are called Black Soldier Flies and they stand at the core of my business.
- Keiran Olivares Whitaker, Founder & CEO.
Our mission is to halt the degradation of land and sea, and in time, return intensive farmland back to the wild. Farming is the most damaging activity mankind has ever invented. The current system is completely dependent on protein from dwindling fish stocks and land intensive soya to produce the animals we humans eat.
The inefficiencies that occur as a result of this broken system are having massive economic, social and environmental impact and will only worsen, with an anticipated 70% increase in global demand for meat and fish by 2050.
We believe that insect protein is the future of farming. The insect we farm is nutritionally superior to soya meal and comparable to fishmeal, whilst being unaffected by growing environmental issues such as drought or dwindling supply.
Amount of agricultural land already used for animal production
Amount marine fish stocks have collapsed since the '70s
Hectares of rainforest destroyed each year for the production of soya