Our mission is to restore biodiversity to agriculture, soil, and planet earth for a more sustainable, resilient, and secure food system.
modular insect farms that serve as the foundation of closed-loop, carbon-negative food production and organics waste management.
Organics Waste is Solvable.
According to Project Drawdown, diverting organics from landfills is the #1 most actionable item to address climate change. Many government mandates suggest vast reductions yet lack the scalable technologies to implement this change.
Food Waste Is The Most Actionable Source of GHG Emissions.
50-70% of plant matter harvested is inedible and more than 30% of edible plant matter is wasted (Drawdown, 2020).
Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production system with significant impacts to oceanic and riverine ecosystems.
Insects Are The Most Promising Feed Alternative.
Aquaculture is rapidly growing and lacks feed to support its growth.
Insects are the most promising fishmeal alternative for their sustainability, positive impact on animal health/welfare, and ability to scale.
We Build Scalable, Biology-Based Solutions to the Biggest Global Food Challenges.
Local solutions are the key to solving global problems.
“I am regularly convinced that adding insects into the broader landscape of agriculture is a profoundly pivotal course of action to ensure long-term food security on planet earth. There is growing support from the scientific community focused on long-term global agriculture that we need to increase: biodiversity, climate resiliency, systems integration, and tighter nutrient/carbon cycles. Insects, and the microbial ecosystems they bring with them, shine in all categories. They are also demonstrating a role in bioremediation of some other massive challenges in our pipeline: water quality/availability, soil health, and carbon sequestration, to name a few.”
- Pat Crowley, Founder & CEO of Chapul Farms
Insects are an Impact Unicorn.
The United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals & Chapul Farms:
OUR ROOTS GROUND OUR VISION
Pat Crowley and Chapul made headlines in 2014 when Mark Cuban invested in the first US cricket protein bar on Shark Tank, catalyzing financial, regulatory, and market growth of the broader insect industry. Chapul Farms, an evolution founded in 2018 to focus specifically on black soldier fly larvae applications, has a bigger mission: design and build modular insect farms that showcase the potential of closed-loop, carbon-negative food production.