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One of the most (if not the most) impactful climate actions we can take is re-integrating insects back into our food system. 

  • No poverty: Site selected in low-income urban development opportunity zone

  • Zero hunger: Increase food production with pre-existing and universally available resource

  • Good health and well being: insects are a complete protein with gut microbiome and immunological benefits

  • Quality education: Partnership with NSF and universities to support academic advancements in entomology, microbiology, and food science

  • Clean water and sanitation: contributes to the decrease of N runoff to waterways. Reduces eutrophication from aquaculture 

  • Affordable and clean energy: modeled to scale with CSP solar energy to produce low cost caloric joules

  • Decent work and economic growth: adding STEM jobs into urban growth areas

  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure: developing innovative infrastructure to adapt to current waste management and food production objectives

  • Sustainable cities and communities: a model of zero waste and closed-loop system design

  • Responsible consumption practices: inputs are primarily landfill diversions. Targeting a zero-waste facility. 

  • Climate action: eliminating food waste is number one objective of Project Drawdown

  • Life below water: BSFL replaces wild-caught fish meal. Immunological benefits reduce need for antibiotics in aquafeed

  • Life on land: BSFL requires 1000x less land per unit of protein compared to soy. 

  • Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions: food insecurity and violent conflict inextricably linked (FAO 2018)

  • Partnerships for the goals: established partnerships in place with non-profits, academia, and NGOs. 

No Poverty:
Zero Hunger:
Good Health & Well Being
Quality Education:
Clean Water & Sanitation:
Affordable & Clean Energy:
Decent Work & Economic Growth:
Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure:
Reduced Inequalities:
Sustainable Cities & Communities:
A model of zero waste and closed-loop system design
Climate Action:
Life Below Water:
Life on Land:
Peace, Justice, & Strong Institutions:
Partnerships For the Goals:

An Open Letter to Media,

Scaling the insect industry is one of the most (if not THE MOST) impactful climate actions we can take today. 


Benefit areas include: 

  • improve biodiversity (in guts and soils), 

  • reduce organics waste (nature uses insects not landfills),

  • reuse biomass - insects consume would-be-waste and make 2 primary outputs: their larvae (premium protein, lipids to feed animals) and frass (a mixture of insect manure, exoskeleton, and beneficial soil microbes that restores soils destroyed by synthetic fertilizers)

  • improve soil health,

  • waste-to-value services,

  • improve natural plant defense (lower need for pesticides),

  • bio-filtration - insects don't bioaccumulate heavy metals and other toxins (we should use nature's filters),

  • feed the growing pet food, poultry, and aquafeed industries,

  • improve domestic food security (decrease reliance on imported synthetic fertilizers and more),

  • improve bioregional food security (hyper-localized production improvements, or, in simpler words, insects work at big and small scales, improving food security for countries or within a single farm ecosystem)

  • close protein gap, 

  • improving crop nutrition (by restoring soils... it's all interconnected),

  • improve animal welfare (chickens fed insects...what they eat in the wild... fare better than those stuffed with corn. Shocker. they need fewer antibiotics as well), 

  • improve natural plant defense (lower the need for pesticides),

  • the list goes on (I highly recommend this TEDx talk from 2017)

Food is part of a system, and in America we scaled up parts of our food system while leaving others behind. From both environmental and economic angles, the common sense solution is to scale critical (ie keystone species that ecosystems collapse without) environmental services up to keep pace with the other sectors that have already been scaled up (like the meat industry.) 


Nature gets things right, and there's a "don't build the skyscraper on sand" analogy to be made here: all the investment $$$ into lab meat, genetically modified bacteria, or even ESG metrics won't mean *frass* unless we get our fundamentals right: organic waste can't continue. We must close the loop on agriculture. Insects are a keystone species, meaning ecosystems literally collapse without them.) 


Who am I?

I spent the last 12 years independently advocating for the insect industry under the persona Bugible, and I relish any opportunity to put that hat back on. (If so, lmk the best mailing address)


My hope is that you'll help integrate insects back into the story. This solution already exists, and we just need to educate folks about it (and dispel harmful conspiracies or reductionist dismissals like, "oh... now they just want us to eat bugs." 



  • 1)  improve general awareness of companies in the insect space and the industry as a whole (few media outlets cover insects, while thought-leaders like the World Economic Forum and McKinsey leave all mention of this critical sector out of charts and reporting).

  • 2) be a resource to make objective #1 as seamless as possible for your team (I have a ton of white papers, intros, research folders, whatever you need to make this easy to cover) 

  • 3) would love to get Chapul Farms ( on your radar to be included as an industry-leading company scaling up economically and environmentally aligned, "common-sense" climate solutions by feeding waste to insects instead of landfills  (for now, quietly, but not for long) 

  • 4) *bonus* you could even cover some important nuances, like plant-based potentially being a category failure (or at the least, improperly prioritized). Zooming out, we can see a trend toward extraction (depleting soils without restoring them, reducing biodiversity land/sea, crop monoculture, needing more and more chemicals). We want a future that is a 180 degree course-correction toward LIFE. Restoring ecosystem's abilities to heal themselves and be adaptive/resilient by replenishing critical microbes to guts and soils with insects. 

The future of the planet hangs on if we'll get our sh*t together... kinda literally. And I really hope you're able to set a standard of solution-oriented, holistic reporting around climate action. I'd be happy to speak with anyone on your team if you have questions or need more info. 


Please let me know of anything else you'd need to run this as a story. 



Aly Moore




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Aly Moore



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