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Why Eat Bugs

WHY EAT BUGS

1. Protein

Our cricket protein contains 329% more protein than beef.

2. Water

Save 650 000 liters water per year by eating cricket protein.

3. Sustainability

Crickets require a lot less food than conventional livestock. The efficiency of cricket production compared to conventional livestock.

  • 12 X less feed than cattle
  • 4 X less feed than sheep
  • Half the feed that is needed for pork and poultry

4. Land Sustainability

If we switch 50% of our animal product consumption to cricket-flour we can save a landmass 70 X the size of the UK.

5. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The fact is, our food contributes a lot to greenhouse gases. And, to be more precise, 18 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from livestock.

Crickets emitt just 1 gram GHG per the production of 1 kilo protein while other release:

  • Chickens 300 grams GHG
  • Pigs 1130 grams GHG
  • Cattle 2280 grams GHG

6. Cricket powder & Your Health

Getting your protein from crickets could lower your serum LDL cholesterol. Even more, It may improve gut health and reduce systemic inflammation.

  • Measured on a family of 4 people, eating cricket protein 1/day a week
  • based on how much feed is needed in order to produce 1 kilo weight increase in crickets compared to other livestock.
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