This farm is an alternative to the industrial process of animal breeding, the second biggest CO2 emitter in the world.Can we continue eating as much meat when factory farming is one of the biggest producers of greenhouse gases? In France, an edible insect farm offers a new source of protein for our diet.
The weight of industrial farming
If it was a country, industrial farming would be the world's second biggest generator of CO2. In France, farming significantly contributes to air pollution, representing on its own 70% of the national ammonia and methane emissions, known to be two toxic gases for our atmosphere.
Food for thought
There has been an emerging reality check from consumers, with the rise of pro-vegetarianism or pro-vegan initiatives...but also with other ways of consuming meat! Insects remain very rarely eaten in Western countries, whereas they are a great source of protein. Moreover, insect farming requires very little space and resources, the whole process generating a lower amount of greenhouse gases.
Care for a little more cricket?
The Consumption Index of insects is high, because they contain high-quality protein, vitamins and amino acids. For example, crickets require six times less food than bovine, four times less than sheep and two times less than pigs and chickens to produce the same quantity of proteins.