Cricket Farming as a form of sustainable protein. (Canceled)
Establishing a cricket farm, create workplaces and taking care of world hunger by producing a sustainable form of protein.
Securing the future of food and solve world hunger
My mission is to help normalise entomophagy (eating insects) by creating great tasting, nutritious and healthy products that people will want to eat every day and help solve world hunger. I believe this is important because insects are a sustainable source of high quality protein which we need to capitalize on if we are to feed our growing population and solve world hunger. In addition insects are a delicacy which are highly prized in the native cuisines of many cultures. We want to introduce this to a wider audience at home.
The money raised will all go towards the setup of the cricket farm. I already have the land but the whole setup is still to be bought. We are currently looking for bins to keep the crickets in, heating lamps, grinders, a breeding tent, a commerciall kitchen setup and the actual building where the crickets will be raised. As all the already existing human grade cricket farms are doing very well and can't keep up with demand it is now time to get started on this. I already talked to potential big customers as well. I have done a lot of research and talked to successful cricket farmers and they all assured me that now is the time to invest in it. The nice thing about talking to them is that they are all very helpful and willing to give you detailed information about everything you need to know. Crickets have so many health benefits and take up so much less resources than chicken, pork and beef (water, feed, space and produce way less greenhouse gas) and it has the potential to solve world hunger. Living in a community where it's hard to find work for everybody it will also create work places and improve a lot of peoples lifes. If you are still unsure if this is an actual business opportunity find more information online.
WHY EAT CRICKETS?
It is probable that insects (including crickets) have formed a significant part of the diet of human beings throughout our history as a species. Apart from bacteria, insects are the most abundant life form on the planet and they exist with marginal environmental impact. Crickets are widely available throughput the western world and are extremely efficient in generating protein. They require very little feed, water and space and they mature and reproduce rapidly. They are packed with nutrients, low in saturated fat and they taste great. They are the perfect animal protein, incredibly nutritious and much more sustainable than traditional livestock. Crickets is the future protein of the 21st century.
CRICKETS ARE SUSTAINABLE
Cows require 10 lb of feed to produce 1 lb of protein, crickets only require 2 lb. They have a food conversion ratio that puts all livestock to shame and is also superior to chicken. Crickets are also extremely water efficient. To produce 1 lb of protein from cattle you need 1000 gallons of water. To produce 1 lb of protein from crickets you only need a single gallon of water. Crickets also produce 80x less methane than cattle. Methane is a greenhouse gas which is 20x more potent than carbon dioxide.
CRICKETS ARE HEALTHY
Crickets are rich in high quality protein, containing all 9 essential amino acids. Essential amino acids are those which cannot be synthesized by our bodies. They are also low in saturated fats and contain omega 3 fatty acids ("good fats"). They are also rich in micronutrients such as iron magnesium, zinc, calcium and vitamin B6 and B12.
Sounds like a no brainer doesn't it?
Risks and challenges
Cricket farming is a niche market with great potential as there is more demand than actual product available but just like any start up business there is a chance of failing if you mislead your business but I have done a lot of research and have a great team in the back. Challenges used to be that there weren't enough people consuming crickets but with all the new products out there like protein bars, granola and cookies made with cricket flour where you can't see the actual crickets, there has been a lot of work done to make people more comfortable eating crickets and way more products are yet to come. We will focus on selling our whole frozen crickets and our cricket flour to wholesalers and will also have our own line of granola, protein bars and so on.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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