FoodFactory

Ecologically sustainable industrial farming

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FoodFactory

2007

The FoodFactory is a concept based on the idea to fight world hunger by industrially farming insects for food.

 

Insects are highly nutritious; they generally contain more protein and less fat than traditional meats. They also have an almost 20 times higher food conversion efficiency than traditional meats. Furthermore, they reproduce much faster than cattle, are easy to raise and need far less living space.

This concept was the winning entry for TNO's Not Invented Yet contest, a contest for inventions with the potential to change the future in a positive way.

 

The FoodFactory Foundation has been founded by Bart (IniVention) and Henk van Deventer (TNO), and aims to realize this idea, and is part of a team initiated by TNO to develop these insect farms in Western Kenya and Uganda.

 

Currently the FAO and the Bill Clinton Hultprize consider insect farming as the most promising solution to fight food insecurity.