as a solution for Food and Poverty
Efficient use of agricultural residue feeds crickets while reducing costs and increasing revenue for farmers
Providing a low-carbon solution to meet the rising globaldemand for protein
ECOLOGGIE Inc. AWARDED AT THE YOUTH: CO LAB’S PITCH CONTEST 2020
Youth Co:Lab’s pitch contest, Social Innovation Challenge Japan 2020 received over 50 entries from around the country and abroad and nine passed the first and the second screening.
At the final pitch event, the nine finalists pitched their SDG business ideas to the judges and an online audience of about 250 people.
Among them, four finalists were chosen as the prize winners. The Excellence Award went to “Cricket as Food and Feed”, ECOLOGGIE (Mr. Seiya Ashikari)
Crickets: a sustainable source with high potential
HIGH PROTEIN VALUE
Crickets are the future super-food. They are packed with minerals and vitamins and are made up of 71% protein – much more than in any of the traditional meat protein sources – which basically means a bite of cricket is a bite of protein.
Note:% figures are dry matter basis – Source: Beef & Chicken from van Huis 2013, Annual Review of Entomology, Payne et al. 2016, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Pimentel et al. 2004, BioScience – Cricket from Product by EGOLOGGIE Inc.
A LOW ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT
Plus, farming crickets has a negligible environmental footprint, particularly in comparison to the water used and CO2 consumed to raise farm animals. For example, the amount of water and carbon used is a tiny fraction compared to raising 1kg of beef, and crickets take just 7/100 the amount of feed.
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