THE INSECT FARMING COMPANY
We're a team of visionaries, engineers, creatives and entomologists. Led by our founder and CEO Keiran Olivares Whitaker, we're on a mission to fix a broken food production system by creating sustainable alternatives to some of the world's most environmentally destructive agricultural products and farming practices. We're building a global tech company that works - for people, the planet and profit.
The natural living world is under relentless and sustained attack from shocking and unsustainable farming practices. An area of forest the size of a football pitch is lost every two seconds - much of this land is converted to grow crops such as soy to feed the animals we humans eat. This isn't a problem confined to South America - it impacts all life on earth. The world's forests absorb up to 40% of global carbon dioxide emissions - without the oxygen for clean air that trees produce, life would struggle to exist.
Our mission is to develop the world's most efficient and sustainable way to feed animals. By replacing traditional and environmentally destructive protein sources such as soya and fishmeal, with sustainable insect protein, we believe we can help bring an end to the mindless destruction of the natural world in order to feed animals. Our ultimate vision is to enable much of today's intensive agricultural farmland to be returned to the wild for the benefit of our earth and the future generations who will inherit it.