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.
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.
Sep 23 2020
Edible bugs, now taking off in the west, offer environmental and nutritional benefits.
Sep 09 2020
Ascend Studio has branded a Cambridge-based biotech company which hopes to reduce waste in the food production industry.
Aug 27 2020
Few industries are as inefficient and exploitative as the food industry. The ferocious demand to feed the 7.8 billion human population is wiping out life as species become functionally extinct on land and in the ocean: 60% of global biodiversity loss is…
Aug 05 2020
Poultry producers can now grow their own waste-fed insects for use in feed, following the launch of an autonomous mini-farm from Better Origin.
Aug 04 2020
Switching soy for live insects to feed UK chickens could help produce carbon-neutral free-range eggs
British poultry are normally fed soy grown on deforested land, but an environment-friendly alternative is available.
Jul 28 2020
On a poultry farm in Cambridgeshire lies a grey container: were it not for the sleek white branding, it would look like your average farm building.