CHOOSE BETTER ORIGIN
We are growing a network of decentralised AI powered insect mini-farms, enhanced and connected by technology, to empower farmers to use nature’s missing link in the food chain. Our Better Origin X1 is plug & play, and can be grouped into a system, making it easily scalable for farmers. Individual units can also supply regional processing units, allowing the nutrients from organic matter to be converted into useable output across the network.
THE FUTURE OF FOOD SECURITY IS AT RISK
Our solution is to reduce waste and increase food production at the same time by taking advantage of the missing link in the food chain: insects.
WE NEED TO PRODUCE MORE FOOD
The global population is expected to surpass nine billion by 2050. It is predicted food production will need to increase by 70% to meet demand.
WE MUST REDUCE FOOD WASTE
At the same time, in the UK alone, 10 million tonnes of food are wasted each year. Globally, a third of all food produced goes to waste. This amounts to 1.3 billion tonnes of biomass waste across the food value chain, and an economic loss of $1 trillion each year.
WE MUST SOLVE THIS IN A SUSTAINABLE MANNER
Much of this waste ends up in landfills and outdated composting plants, with biomass degradation in turn leading to 4.4 gigatonnes CO2-equivalent in greenhouse gas emissions. If food waste were a country, it would be the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases.