How can insect farming help reduce food waste?

Food waste is a major problem worldwide. According to the FAO, a third of the food produced worldwide each year is lost or wasted, equivalent to 1.3 billion tonnes. This has a considerable impact on the environment, as the production of wasted food generates unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions, consumes resources such as water and energy, and contributes to soil degradation.

A major challenge

Food waste is also an important social concern, as it has an impact on food security and poverty. With millions of people around the world still suffering from hunger, it is crucial to find effective solutions to reduce food waste and provide healthy, nutritious food for all.

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This is where insect farming can play an important role. Insects convert food waste into high-quality protein, making them an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional livestock farming. Insects have a high food conversion capacity, which means they need less food to produce the same amount of protein as traditional livestock. What's more, they produce less waste and emit fewer greenhouse gases than farmed animals.

Solutions to suit every budget

However, raising insects on a large scale can be difficult and costly. That's where the innovative Protibox solution comes in, an automated mini-farm that makes raising insects easy and cost-effective, turning food waste into a source of protein for animal feed.

Thanks to this patented technology, breeders can place their food waste in a tank and the Protibox takes care of the rest, performing all the necessary operations, including feeding and environmental control, until the insects reach the desired collection stage. This makes insect farming easy and accessible to all farmers, while reducing food waste and providing a sustainable source of protein for animal feed.

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