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Better Origin, which turns flies into food for chickens, raises $3M from… Fly Ventures

Better Origin, which turns flies into food for chickens, raises $3M from… Fly Ventures

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...
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Grub’s up: why maggot meals are a hit on one UK chicken farm

Grub’s up: why maggot meals are a hit on one UK chicken farm

Birds greet their food with ‘scratch dances’ and productivity is up. Could insects be an alternative to deforestation-linked soy?
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Millions Of Insects On The Chicken Farm

Millions Of Insects On The Chicken Farm

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...
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Better Origin awarded government cash to scale insect processing tech

Better Origin awarded government cash to scale insect processing tech

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...
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Why eating insects is about to become big business

Why eating insects is about to become big business

Edible bugs, now taking off in the west, offer environmental and nutritional benefits.
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A Bond-inspired identity for the world’s first AI-powered insect mini-farm

A Bond-inspired identity for the world’s first AI-powered insect mini-farm

Ascend Studio has branded a Cambridge-based biotech company which hopes to reduce waste in the food production industry.
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Three Greentech Startups To Watch In 2020 And Beyond: Bringing Innovative Solutions To Food Waste

Three Greentech Startups To Watch In 2020 And Beyond: Bringing Innovative Solutions To Food Waste

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...
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Grow your own insects: Better Origin launches miniature farm concept for poultry sector

Grow your own insects: Better Origin launches miniature farm concept for poultry sector

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.
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Switching soy for live insects to feed UK chickens could help produce carbon-neutral free-range eggs

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.
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The insect solution to soy

The insect solution to soy

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...
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Distributed mini-farms and carbon-neutral eggs: The next phase of Black Soldier Fly farming

Distributed mini-farms and carbon-neutral eggs: The next phase of Black Soldier Fly farming

Last summer at a research lab on the outskirts of Cambridge, UK, I nervously rolled up my sleeve and tucked my hand deep into a...
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World first AI-powered insect farm drops into the UK

World first AI-powered insect farm drops into the UK

What is claimed to be the world’s first fully automated AI-powered insect mini-farm has been announced in the UK.  
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Tech startup Better Origin launches AI insect farm to convert waste into feed

Tech startup Better Origin launches AI insect farm to convert waste into feed

Cambridge-based tech startup Better Origin has launched what it is calling the world’s first AI-powered insect mini farm which converts local waste into high-quality animal...
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10 Cambridge-based startups to look out for in 2019 and beyond

10 Cambridge-based startups to look out for in 2019 and beyond

The University of Cambridge has developed a reputation for spinning out high-tech startups, and thanks to its world-class science research and innovation programmes, the city is...
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Insect biomass conversion reduces food waste, creates animal feed

Insect biomass conversion reduces food waste, creates animal feed

Soldier fly larvae plus rotting food waste make new recipe for sustainable fish and animal feed.
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Govt backs use of insects in poultry feed with funding

Govt backs use of insects in poultry feed with funding

Funding totalling more than £571,000 has been allocated to a Cambridge business that is leading a partnership developing a system to enable insects to be...
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Stopping the rot: Meet the waste warriors

Stopping the rot: Meet the waste warriors

How much food do you throw away? If you're a typical Brit, you probably think it's hardly any.
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Maggots help MBA student find wriggle room in the recycling market

Maggots help MBA student find wriggle room in the recycling market

‘Weird idea’ uses larvae to fill gap with a green food waste business
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