Industrial farming of chickens, pigs and fish relies on protein from two sources: land-based grains and marine captured fishmeal. Agricultural protein requires vast amounts of land and water, while the sea-caught alternative has material consequences for marine life. Increased global food demand and environmental limits have caused prices of both protein sources to soar in recent years.
AgriProtein is leading a new industry called nutrient recycling.
Using fly larvae fed on existing organic waste, AgriProtein has developed and tested a new large scale and sustainable source of natural protein.
The bioconversion process takes organic waste streams from food factories, supermarkets, farms and restaurants, and recycles these into valuable products: an insect based complete protein – MagMeal™, an extracted fat – MagOil™ and a rich residual soil conditioner – MagSoil™.
Larvae are a natural food for birds in the wild and fish in streams. Their nutritional composition is as good as that of fishmeal and far better than that of soya. MagMeal™ is an entirely natural super feed: it has excellent weight take-on and digestibility properties and is enjoyed by farmed fish, chickens, pigs and pets for its natural palatability.