Member - Insekterei

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

Type Startup or self-employed
Founder 2017
Company Size 2
Member Type
Founders Lea and Philipp Egli
Headquarters 8807 Freienbach, Switzerland
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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.
Headquarters 8807 Freienbach, Switzerland

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SDG 11
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SDG 12
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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.

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Available inSwitzerland, Categories of applicationResponsible consumption and productionSector of applicationAgriculture and farming for food production Status Implemented