Why We Farm – Crickets

Crickets, whether live or dried/dehydrated, are often the go-to food choice for many pet owners for various species of birds and reptiles. This is with good reason too, because aside from their delicious crunch, crickets are super nutritious as well, improving the general health and well-being of animals that consume them. They are rich in both micro and macronutrients, such as protein, iron, fibre, fatty acids, and various vitamins and minerals. Research has also found that cricket protein and fatty acid content is superior to that of conventional animal protein sources such as beef and chicken, while also having a much lower feed conversion ratio (FCR), making them a more efficient and sustainable protein alternative.

“When the cricket’s song is the only sound you hear, how peaceful the whole earth seems.” – Marty Rubin

In fact, crickets are likely to be the future of food for us too. Insects such as crickets, grasshoppers, ants etc. have commonly been identified as a promising alternative food srouce for human consumption. This is beneficial as insect farming and production help mitigate the negative environmental impacts caused by traditional agricultural production, such as deforestation, soil/land degradation and climate change, while also contributing to meet the growing food demands of an ever-increasing global population.

Werms.Inc is no stranger to crickets. Desrpite being in land-constrained Singapore, we found ways to make up for the lack of space. Using proprietary means, we are able to produce twice as many crickets with the same amount of space and time required by conventional farms. We love crickets for their efficient valorisation of food waste, their low animal husbandry requirements and of course, their soothing chirps.

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