AgriProtein has announced it is aiming to building 20 fly farms in the US and Canada in pursuit of its global targets of 100 fly farms by 2024 and 200 by 2027.
\"With supplies of fishmeal dwindling we’re moving as quickly as we can to bring insect protein into the mainstream of animal feed,” said co-founder and CEO Jason Drew. “As well as ensuring continued supply of protein in the years ahead, replacing fishmeal with insect meal allows our oceans to heal, reduces greenhouse gases at every stage of the supply chain from point-of-catch to point-of-sale and leaves more fish in the sea for humans.”
AgriProtein has set up a dedicated North American team to develop its business locally and build an R&D capability. Headed by Jon Duschinsky, it will identify suitable locations and licensing partners for fly-farm operations in US and Canada. The company announced the North America initiative at the World AgriTech Innovation Summit 2017 in San Francisco.
\"The US is the world’s biggest consumer of protein and the world’s biggest producer of organic waste, a very important market for us,” said John Duschinsky. “And as AgriProtein is disrupting three industries - agriculture, aquaculture and animal feed - it’s natural we chose the world centre of disruptive technologies to launch our North American campaign.”
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