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We believe that weaving insects into the fabric of our food system is a profoundly important course of action to restore circularity in agriculture. Insects, and the microbial ecosystems they nurture, could be the missing link to restore soil health, eliminate organic waste, and produce a nutrient-rich, healthy food system for generations to come. 

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Insects are a keystone species for healthy ecosystems.
  • Insect farming is a viable, immediately deployable technology to ensure a livable future for tomorrow.

  • By co-locating mini insect farms with waste, we divert waste from landfills while creating valuable animal feed and fertilizer products.

Insects Recapture Valuable Nutrients
  • Insect larvae are a sustainable alternative feedstock for animals including fish, chickens, and pets.

  • Their manure heals soil and captures carbon.

  • Waste is fed to black soldier fly larvae, which eat up to twice their own body weight every day, are easy to farm, and are an excellent source of protein and other nutrients.

  • This regenerative solution reduces our reliance on imports, restores biodiversity, and builds infrastructure capable of feeding future generations.

  • It's too late for incremental steps toward sustainability. We must close the loop on food production.

  • Nature doesn't waste. Neither should we.

What is Frass? 

  • Frass is a general term that means the things that insects and their larvae leave behind.

  • It contains excrement from all the things they consume as they so along like plant material, wood, human food, and other materials. Frass will look different depending on the insect type and what their food source is.

  • Frass can look like little bits of dust, rust, or sawdust, or whatever the insects have been consuming.

  • Frass also contains chitin, the main component found in the exoskeletons of insects and shellfish. The nutrients in frass are in a readily available form that allows it to function as efficiently as a mineral NPK fertilizer.

Source: State 3 Farm via Grow Magazine

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