Our company philosophy is to provide people and industries a cheaper, more reliable and nutritious food source.
Unprecedented growth of populations and economic development has led to an ever-increasing demand for food. As populations get richer, there has been a shift away from plant-based to a more meat-based diet.
The current practice of agriculture and livestock production requires vast amounts of land that leads to high levels of pollution and deforestation i.e. the cattle industry is responsible for up to 91% of the deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. It is water intensive in a world where there are regions with insufficient clean water. It is feed intensive and raising of livestock competes directly with direct food sources for human consumption in a world where 800 million people are still malnourished. Given the increasing pressure on our food sources, it is clear that our supply chain will not be able to keep up with the increasing demand for food in the near future.
Here at Ant, we want to offer a solution to alleviate some of the pressures from our current food system by introducing and promoting crickets in the market. Crickets are highly nutritious, in fact crickets have up to 3x more protein than beef and contain all 9 essential amino acids.
Nutritious and also sustainable
Insect farming requires far less land, water and food compared to traditional livestock production. Insect farming also emits far less greenhouse gases. Insect farming is a more sustainable practice in order to ensure there is sufficient food to meet our demands in the future. Insect farming will help preserve our current resources and also to reduce environmental degradation for future generations to come. Insects can provide stable and sustainable prices and opportunities for people and businesses in the near future.