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The Food Security Challenge

Population growth is raising questions about our ability to feed ourselves in the future.  Yet we’re using most of our farmland to feed animals, while in the oceans fishmeal production is removing the base of the food chain for wildfish, depleting marine stocks. A leader in the fast-growing waste-to-nutrient recycling industry, AgriProtein is helping solve the food security challenge by replacing fishmeal and soybean meal with insect meal in animal feed, freeing up all of our oceans and more of our farmland to feed humans.

  • The world is getting hungrier: Food production must increase 70% by 2050 to feed the projected population of 9.7 billion. (United Nations 2016)
  • Feeding the nine billion: More food must be produced in the next 50 years than was produced in the last 10,000. (Agweb 2017)
  • We eat 20kg of fish a year: Average fish consumption per person has more than doubled since the 1960s, reaching a record 20kg in 2016. (FAO 2016)
  • Fish as a source of protein: 3.1 billion people rely on fish for at least 20% of their animal protein intake. (FAO 2015)
  • How much food are we feeding our food? One third of all cropland and 85% of global soybean production goes to feed livestock. (National Academy of Sciences 2013; Science & Society 2015)
  • Biggest land-use system on Earth: One third of the planet’s ice-free land is used to grow livestock. (National Academy of Sciences 2013)
  • Thirsty livestock: One third of all freshwater is used to grow livestock. (National Academy of Sciences 2013)
  • Fished-out fishmeal: Demand for fishmeal is expected to outpace supply by five million tonnes by 2024. (FAO 2002)
  • Saving our supper: Replacing fishmeal with insect protein could conserve 16 million tonnes of fish a year. (FAO 2016)