Innovation and sustainability in insect breeding: The future according to better insect solutions.

In a world rapidly advancing towards overpopulation and facing significant challenges in food security and environmental sustainability, insect breeding emerges as an innovative and viable solution. Better Insect Solutions, a company within the established Big Dutchman group, leads this shift towards a more sustainable future in the global agricultural sector.

A legacy of innovation extended to insect breeding.

Since its founding in 1938, Big Dutchman has been synonymous with quality, innovation, and leadership in poultry and pig farming. However, in recent years, it has extended its expertise to a new horizon: insect breeding. The Better Insect Solutions initiative encapsulates this approach, offering comprehensive solutions that span from climate control and feeding to the final processing of insects, with a clear focus on sustainability and economic efficiency.

Revolutionizing food production with insects.

Insect breeding represents a revolution in terms of food production. It offers a sustainable source of protein, requires fewer natural resources than traditional agriculture and livestock farming, and produces a smaller carbon footprint. Better Insect Solutions has focused on the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens), a promising species due to its high nutritional value and efficiency in converting organic waste into high-quality proteins and fats.

The company has managed to integrate technologies already proven in the management of poultry and pigs, adapting them to the specific needs of insect breeding. This includes unique climate control systems and optimized feeding systems that ensure the healthy and rapid growth of insects, as well as reducing the environmental impact of operations.

Better Insect Solutions’ services cover the entire production cycle, from planning and development of insect farms to the commissioning and maintenance of operations. Their commitment to continuous research and development allows them to offer their clients customized solutions, ensuring the success and economic viability of each project.

Comprehensive services for insect breeding.

Insect breeding not only focuses on the production of proteins for animal and human consumption but also produces valuable by-products such as frass (insect excrement), which can be used as high-quality fertilizer or in biogas systems. This underlines the potential of insect breeding to contribute to a circular economy and further reduce the environmental impact of food production.

Better Insect Solutions’ leadership in this emerging sector is evident in its active participation in international platforms such as the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) and the Asian Food and Feed Insect Association (AFFIA), where it collaborates in the development of sustainable standards and practices for the industry.

Better Insect Solutions is paving the way towards a future where insect breeding plays a crucial role in global food security and environmental sustainability. With nearly a century of experience in animal management and an unwavering commitment to innovation, Big Dutchman and its Better Insect Solutions initiative promise to transform the agricultural industry, demonstrating that a greener and more nutritious future is possible through insect breeding.

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