By 2050 the world’s population will reach 9.1 billion, 34 percent higher than today. In order to feed this larger, more urban and richer population, food production must increase by 70 percent. - FAO
This growth must be achieved without irreversible exploitation of the Planet`s resources. In order to tackle this challenge we have to reevaluate our assets and develop sustainable solutions at scale. Agroloop considers the following environmental trends and aims to realize a prospering future for the global agribusiness.

Waste production

Roughly one third of the food we produce is being disposed worldwide. Most of it ends up in landfills and incinerators polluting the planet. The total worth of food waste can reach $1 trillion every year. According to UN world hunger could be eradicated from $30 billion yearly.
We consider this waste as a valuable by-product and we are ready to reintegrate it into our food chain.

Deforestation

Agricultural lands decimate forests through the entire planet. Current estimations state, that in less than 100 years, all the rain forests will be destroyed on Earth. Soy and corn production is incredibly land intensive compared to insect farming. Our focus is to develop and optimize farming processes in order to bring a highly competitive feed product to local and global markets.

Global food security

World population increases rapidly and the agricultural industry constantly pushes its boundaries to meet global market demands. Worldwide hunger and poverty issues have never been resolved and it seems that current production methods just raise more concerns about future food security. We must counteract the companies that are marching to an environmental tipping point.

Water shortages

The water footprint of soy production is 2000 liter/kg. Pork meat has a footprint average of 5500 liter/kg and red meat can reach up to 16000 liter/kg. Agroloop uses a process that was engineered by nature 300 million years ago. Insects require fewer energy resources to maintain their life cycle. This means that insects need 8 liter of water in order to produce 1 kg of high quality feed-stock.

Depleted oceans

Global fishing companies reached the capacity to be able to produce 4 times more fish than the world needs. 80% of their production is by-catch and discards. Seas are
becoming depleted and fish-meal trading prices are skyrocketing. In order to produce 1kg of farmed fish 2kg fish-meal is needed. Agroloop`s high protein content product is a sustainable alternative for fish and soy meal.

Agriculture`s role

Agricultural stakeholders are facing economical, ethical, environmental and legal challenges. The most important is to foresee the consequences of current business practices which might change irreversibly our future opportunities. Science and technology must be the key tools in order to integrate novel processes and achieve the goal of the global community.