Member - Manna Foods

We use our patent pending technology to produce highly nutritious, and super sustainable, insect protein.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2018
Company Size 4
Member Type
Innovator
Founders Luke Wright, Eli Fouch, Kyle Fox
Headquarters San Antonio, TX 78216, USA
Social network
Manna Foods

About

Insect protein is a sustainable solution for several reasons. Unlike most animals; cows, pigs or chickens, insects are 100% edible. We don't have to throw away bonesor intestines and our final product, a dry tasty powder (70% protein), has the same quality of protein per serving as salmon. Beyond that, we need just a fraction of the energy, land and water resources of other protein sources. However, the major problem facing the insects as food industry is cost. Typically insect protein sells for $60 or more per kilogram, and this is due to the high cost of production. Our solution is to utilise a species of insect, T. molitor, that has inherent advantages over crickets or flies. We further exploit these advantages with patent pending technology and process to allow us to produce quality insect protein for a fraction of the cost of our competitors.
Headquarters San Antonio, TX 78216, USA

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
SDG 6
Clean Water and
Sanitation
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SDG 7
Affordable and
Clean Energy
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SDG 9
Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Manna Foods

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.