Food waste comes in, animal feed comes out

Inside the Better Origin X1, waste is consumed by insects, which then provide nutrient-rich food for animals.

Join supermarkets, farmers and food producers who decarbonise their supply chains, tackle food waste, and reduce soy use with the Better Origin X1.

The Better Origin X1
Chickens feeding on insects

Carbon-negative animal feed

Insects need far less water and land than conventional feeds like soy. They can also be grown directly on a farm, saving over 574 tonnes of CO₂e a year.

Rich in protein and other key nutrients, insect feed improves animal welfare and boosts productivity.

MITIGATING CO₂ EMISSIONS
LOCALLY
TACKLING FOOD WASTE ON
THE FARM
REDUCING SOY USE
AND PREVENTING
DEFORESTATION
INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY
AND WELFARE

Making food waste a thing of the past

Food waste accounts for 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

If it was up to nature, waste wouldn’t exist – it would be absorbed by the soil or eaten by insects.

We are bringing this solution back into modern agriculture, allowing farmers to tackle over 150 tonnes of waste a year with just one container.

How our food chain works.

Meet the insect farming pioneers

Insect feed by Better Origin

“Insect feed is the best enrichment we’ve ever come across.”

Charles Mear
Wood Farm

x1 feed positioned with a crane

“We think this could be the future of egg farming.”

Sophie Throup
Head of Agriculture
Morrisons

x1 insect feeder on a chicken farm

“The hens absolutely love it – we have seen the best feather coverage in 9 years.”

Osian Williams
Wern Farm

x1 insect feed on a farm

Minimum labour required

You don’t need to know anything about insect farming because our AI does.

The X1 is completely automated. It takes care of seeding, feeding, and growth, and notifies you when the larvae are ready for harvest.

“The Better Origin team are working to fundamentally change our broken food chain, for the benefit of everyone.”

TechCrunch

“If insects could reduce the dominance of rainforest-destroying soy as the feed of choice for UK chickens, the benefits could be enormous.”

“Insects could well become the future for feed
in egg farming.”

Transporting x1 insect feed to the customer

Join our team

We believe in merging the power of technology and nature to transform our food chain.

If you share our passion for solving critical problems, and want to make a positive impact on the world, we’d be excited to hear from you.