The protein challenge

In 2040, the world will have to feed nine billion people. All of them will need protein to be healthy – but the way protein is produced now lays a heavy burden on the world’s limited resources. Overfishing; burning the amazon forests for agriculture; and transportation of proteins all across the world are causing massive changes to the world we need to live in. Feeding the growing world population can rightfully be called a challenge.

Of the total fish caught, no less than a third is used as animal feed, adding not only to the imbalance in the oceans but also depriving local communities of their livelihood. Imported soy from South-America is used to feed our livestock – pumping large amounts of greenhouse gases into the air and threatening wildlife through invasion of their habitats. Could insects be the answer to the protein challenge?

Sustainable development

Insects are the solution

Insect protein is the answer to many of the problems we face today. Insects have the amazing ability to turn low-grade food waste into valuable high-end proteins and fats. We feed our insects a unique mix of grain-, fruit-, and vegetable leftovers from local sources. Circular, soy-free and locally produced and sold: insects have a low ecological footprint and are the perfect sustainable alternative to regular protein sources.

Insects are nature’s most powerful upcyclers and are the missing link in our food system. They can help create a circular food system and enable us to move from a resource depleting linear system of production.

Our impact

DIL Life Cycle Assessment confirms Protix’s products have a considerably lower environmental footprint compared with common alternatives.

The analysis shows outstanding scores for four insect-based ingredients from Protix, which food, feed and fertilizer manufacturers can use to reduce their ecological footprint, while addressing demand for more sustainable nutrition.

The DIL study shows that land and water use, as well as CO2 emissions, are considerably lower for Protix’s insect-based ingredients than common ingredients such as soy protein concentrate, palm kernel oil or fish meal.

Read more in our press release

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Animal Welfare

We take great care and are aware of our responsibility to continuously improve animal welfare in all fields. We think all living creatures deserve proper nutrition and protection from bad practices.

Protix produces ingredients for feed and food for a broad range of creatures, ranging from chicken to shrimp and from pets to humans. In the production process, we make sure our larvae are well-cared for. We keep them at the right temperature, in the right conditions and make sure they get exactly what they need. When we supply ingredients to the petfood -, livestock -, and aquaculture space, we take great care and are aware of our responsibility in order to continuously improve animal welfare.

Animal welfare statement