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Cricket farming is more sustainable and environmentally friendly

One of the causes of the challenges the world is experiencing

including climate change, biodiversity loss, population explosion, poverty, and hunger—our existing food system. Since cricket powder can be produced more effectively than cattle, produce fewer greenhouse gases, 

and have a higher nutritional value than livestock, cricket powder is gaining interest as a sustainable and alternative protein source for food applications that could save the planet under these situations.

Cricket powder in an effort to lessen the impact of climate change,

some people are going vegan. The vegan diet is not without its detractors, though. 

The claim that plant-based meals don’t contain enough protein is a major impediment to this dietary transition. Others claim that getting adequate B12 or complete proteins (with all 9 amino acids) is challenging for vegans and requires planning.

However,

there is no need to compromise between the advantages of eating meat and being environmentally conscientious. The answer is to boost the nutrition content by adding cricket powder to plant-based diets while also reducing the CO2 footprint level.

Crickets are more sustainable than meat

and they are also healthier than meat. They have far higher rates of reproduction than other animals, but they consume much less energy.

Crickets need six times less feed than cattle, four times less than sheep, and twice less than pigs and broiler chickens to produce the same amount of protein.

Crickets are more sustainable than meat

1 kg of crickets will only require 7 liter of water

as opposed to one egg, which will require 100 liters, a kg of chicken, which will require 3.5 m3, and a kg of beef, which would require 6.8 m3.

A natural area the size of seven football fields is destroyed every minute to create a way for cattle and the food that feeds them. The fact that trees are essential for absorbing CO2, which dangerously warms our atmosphere, significantly accelerates climate change. The water cycle, the condition of the soil, and biodiversity are all harmed by deforestation. Scientists warn that if 5-8% more of the rainforest is lost, the climate would reach a tipping point. Currently, over 900,000 km2 of the rainforest has been converted into animal pastures.

As an alternative, cricket powder from the next generation of Global Bugs Asia large-scale low-cost EntoFarm,

are farmed vertically and require just 1 m2 of land for 100 kg, as opposed to 20,000 m2 of land for the same amount of beef. 

Yummy cricket protein spaghetti, healthy and sustainable

By providing superior health advantages than both meat and plant protein, cricket farming is unquestionably more sustainable and environmentally friendly than animal agriculture.

It is also a natural food source since it makes up a large part of the basis of the wild life food chain. Currently around 20% of the world’s population consume insects, and it’s getting more common also in EU and America, while Asia is the biggest market for Global Bug Asia. 

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