Insect protein is considered eco-friendly for many reasons!
First off, insects are extremely more efficient compared to conventional proteins at converting food and water into edible protein. In terms of water use, insects require 2000 times less water than beef for example, to produce the same output of protein. They are also much more efficient at converting feed into protein (about 2 to 4 times better than conventional livestock). In simpler words, they produce much more edible protein with the same amount of input than other animals.
Moreover, the black soldier flies (BSF) actually consume perfectly clean pre-consumer food waste. Grubs are nature’s most efficient composters. Our BSF actually get all the water they need from the up-cycled food they are fed!
By transforming these perfectly good foods into protein, they also reduce the greenhouse emissions that would have been emitted by the methane created by the fermentation of these foods. Black soldier fly larvae are proven to be highly efficient compared to resource-intensive alternatives like beef, pork, chicken, or even fishmeal and soy meal.