Buffalo Biscuits – Spiced Orange And Laverbread | Bug Farm Foods
This is way more than just a tube of biscuits – this is a taste of the future. Our luxury biscuits contain, on average, 180 powdered buffalo insects paired with spiced orange essence and laverbread foraged from Pembrokeshire’s wild shores.
Packaged in a home compostable, bio-based sleeve in a reusable cardboard tube.
Proudly made in West Wales.
Why Eat Insects?
Without wanting to sound morose, we simply cannot continue to eat the way that we do today. In 2013, a report was published by the UN FAO urging us in the West to adopt the practice of eating insects as a sustainable food source.
By 2050 there will be almost 10 billion people on Earth and, to feed them all, we will require 70% more food, 120% more water and 42% more crop land. By 2050 meat production is predicted to double and, to meet current environmental targets, impacts of livestock on the environment will need to halve compared to what they are today.
There is a global need for alternative protein sources, and insects are packed full of the stuff! In addition, insects may contain function oils, such as omega-3 fatty acids including linoleic acid (LA), alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) and lauric acid, which could reduce our reliance on often unsustainable fish oils.
Insects are significantly more sustainable to farm than other livestock (see above). As well as entomophagy being good for the environment, the nutritional and health benefits are numerous (see above). And, above all, edible insects can taste delicious!
Conventional livestock production is land and water thirsty. 30% of the earth’s land mass is taken up by livestock (including grazing land and land used to grow feed crops) and livestock consume 8% of all water usage mediated by humans!
Relying on cheap, intensively farmed meat for protein comes at a drastic cost to our environment in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, chemical usage and water pollution. Livestock farming is responsible for 18% of all GHG emissions and the rising issue of antibiotic (and other chemical) resistance in agriculture is now a global issue as we try to push our livestock to grow more quickly in smaller spaces.
This is why we need additional, alternative protein sources with lower environmental costs. While eating more plant protein is one obvious solution, plants do not contain heme iron (which can be readily absorbed by our bodies) and many plant proteins are low in vital nutrients such as iodine and omega-3 fatty acids (especially alpha-linoleic acid). Bring on the insects!
Many insects breed quickly and require very little space, or water. This makes farming them extremely efficient. For example, it takes about 22,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of intensively-farmed beef whereas it takes just 1-10 litres of water to produce 1kg of edible insect protein…and they release 99% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than cattle when doing it! To produce the equivalent amount of protein, some insects require 12-25 times less feed when compared to intensively-farmed, grain-fed cattle and potentially up to half the feed compared to chickens. They also take up one tenth of the land area compared to cattle when turning that feed into edible protein.
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