Sep 21 2021
A recent Climate Change report published by IPCC has once again brought to the attention the scale and severity of climate change. Even in the optimistic 1.5°C scenario, extreme events like heatwaves, fires, and droughts will become more common.
Although many of us make commitments to minimise their carbon footprint, it is the governments and…
Sep 06 2021
Soy feed is one of the most popular poultry feeds across the UK and the world. Few can reach its popularity and cost-effectiveness.
Yet many are looking for alternatives. Reason number one is the environmental impact of soy. A study by Promar International showed…
Feb 23 2021
It turns out, where there are flies, there’s brass. Better Origin is a startup that converts waste food into essential nutrients using insects fed to chickens inside a standard shipping container.
Feb 23 2021
As the pandemic swept around the world, it showed us the fragility of a globalised supply chain. But Better Origin presents a solution to food security and safeguarding self-reliance at a local level – insect farming.
Our product – the X1…
Nov 16 2020
Insect farming is becoming an increasingly popular method of alternative animal feed. An attractive alternative to unsustainable animal feeds such as soy, it typically requires less space, water, and energy whilst leaving behind a smaller carbon footprint.
A fly that could…
Oct 14 2020
Birds greet their food with ‘scratch dances’ and productivity is up. Could insects be an alternative to deforestation-linked soy?
Oct 13 2020
Tech is becoming more and more integrated into agriculture. It can help to precisely control the growing conditions but also produce food closer to where it’s going to be consumed. But now there is a new idea – it is…
Oct 07 2020
Cambridge startup Better Origin has earned £1.1 million of a £10m haul from the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund designed to help grow the insect bioconversion sector – accelerating a transition to sustainable methods of farming.
Over the last four years, Entomics has been growing as a company, bringing nature and technology together, and developing solutions to fix the broken link in the food system. By using insects combined with our patented technology, we’re able to…
Sep 23 2020
Edible bugs, now taking off in the west, offer environmental and nutritional benefits.