We Are Change-makers
Our mission is to restore biodiversity to agriculture, soil, and planet earth for a more sustainable, resilient, and secure food system.
We've passed the point where "taking steps toward a circular economy" is appropriate. We need to close the loop. Insects are the missing link to build a cricular food future. Now it's time to scale this solution through the power of collaboration.
Increasing Biological Diversity & Abundance in Agriculture
Chapul Farms is an insect agriculture development company. We leverage insects as a missing link in closed-loop agricultural systems and deploy this as an organics waste solution through our project development.
We support project development with related market development and research at our Innovation Center to accelerate the climate and soil health beneficial impacts of insect agriculture.
Food Waste = Most Actionable Source of GHG Emissions
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.
Insects Recapture & Reintegrate Wasted Nutrients
BSFL have proven to be remarkably effective at consuming a wide range of organic materials and converting them into their protein- and lipid-rich biomass and soil-healing frass.
Processing organics wastes with BSFL produces 70-90% lower greenhouse gas emissions as compared to composting.
Insects = Most Promising Feed Alternative
Aquaculture is the fastest growing food production system.
Insects are the most promising fishmeal alternative for their sustainability, positive impact on animal health/welfare, and ability to scale.
Insects = Impact Unicorn
The United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals
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: transform food systems with insect biology.
“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