Western consumers are beginning to realize that insects are food, and much of the world’s population is hungry for better protein. To help what could be one of the largest growth in food markets in history, we will need a lot of insects.
Today, however, we have many. There are only some farms of insects for food grade in the United States and are very small. Other countries have more and are as simple as trap your crickets and the cost of raising them is a little more than a chicken.
Insects do a phenomenal cattle. They are incredibly efficient in converting food into body weight. Barely consume water and take up very little space. Some species thrive in high density, fast growing and healthy when they are living close together. Compared with the chickens, who can not cohabit without any inhumane treatment and drug regimen, you can realize the great potential of insects and why is sustainable food.
Chickens, however, are aged in their favor. It’s been hundreds of years since the Egyptians built large ovens hatching their eggs, raising crickets but we only took a couple of decades. Since the days of the pharaohs, we have gone from basic animal agriculture to advanced production, using advanced technology to produce more meat for less money. Now it costs just under $ 5 buying a pound of chicken breast which is half the price of a pound of crickets.
So if insects are so great Why cost more than a chicken? Much has to do the job. In the time we have bred chickens we have obtained a good automation. While a common farmer has to feed and give them water their chickens by hand, and an industrial chicken farm uses countless machines and electronic systems to control their care. In addition to automation, poultry farmers know a lot of their birds: they based on years of knowledge, are able to tell immediately when something is wrong.
Production of edible insects is still at the stage of common farmer. One day at a farm crickets involves a lot of movement between the boxes of crickets. Feed them and give them water usually done by hand, and while the crickets get older and need a little more space, you have to transfer them to larger habitats (Which can be a delicate task!). Hygienic farm requires regular cleaning and put in his yard crickets once they are ready to harvest, is an art in itself.
It took hundreds of years of trial and error to learn how to raise chickens. With the technology we have today, we are much faster learning from our mistakes. Applying scientific and technical data to the wealth of information we collect, we can learn the best way to approach the breeding of insects, leaving the work that really serves and removing not. With modern tools we can squeeze hundreds of years in one decade. Beyond raising, he carries a whole chain of creating affordable protein supplements. A single farm will be able to produce enough insects to whet our appetites for products made of crickets, leaving only the volumes that need to have safe food. We will need hundreds (of farms) and we have them working together. Building networks of our farms that keep them connected by intelligent data supplements supply chain, while our farmers share the cost of production. Joining forces to buy foods that help crickets to raise them without much cost and have access to our latest reports which means you will always have his eye on the efficiency of their farms.
Making hundreds of years of progress in a few years, it is what will lead us to true innovation which is why actively actively seek the best scientists and engineers we can find. It is highly important that we find the right farmers in order to present them with people who are interested in insects and think they have what it takes. It is an exciting time to be part of this industry now, and are happy to listen to anyone who wants to be involved.
With all these pieces together, we will be able to produce crickets at a cost lower than what is possible with any other animal protein. Beyond the crickets, we use the same processed data to explore hundreds of species of possible insects that have so far been rejected for such practices. With cheaper insects, companies like Hooper Foods can develop new and exciting products that unlock the potential of insects. They are not only exciting, healthy and delicious ingredients, are also an incredibly sustainable food and truly formidable for everyone.
Chapufarms has spent a lot of time analyzing crickets farms today and the jobs workers do and with our experience we hope to be able to produce crickets at a cost lower than what is possible with any other animal protein.