About the company

Type
Startup or self-employed

Members type
innovator

Headquarters
8807 Freienbach, Switzerland

Company size
2

Founders
Lea and Philipp Egli

Founded
2017

SDG's

  • Responsible consumption and production


Social

Website
insekterei.ch

Alliance member

Insekterei


We are a Swiss startup in the field of rearing insects and processing them into food.

Insects have a great conversion rate from feed to biomass growth. Compared to beef, their carbon footprint is up to 14 times smaller per unit of edible protein.

Company Insekterei
Offer

Superfood

Offer Superfood

Description
We make insect food products that are tasty, healthy and ecological.

We want to contribute to establishing the new insect food market. Why? Insects hold great potential for lowering the amount of energy, water and farm land involved in producing animal protein, in brief: they have a great carbon footprint. In addition they exhibit valuable profiles in vitamins, iron, zinc and amino acids. While farming insects is today still in its infancy, with a lot of manual work and little technological assistance, i.e. it is expensive, this will change with upscaling and automatisation in the future, making insects a cost-efficient source of animal protein. Consumer uptake is an obstacle in the Western Hemisphere, that is why we develop processed insect foods rather than sell whole insects.

Available in
Switzerland,

Categories of application
Responsible consumption and production

Sector of application
Agriculture and farming for food production

Status
Implemented