madagricultureA look at the Insect Refinery. At Mad Ag we make ridiculously good animal feed. #madfeed We use insects to convert food waste into insect-based feed and organic fertilizer. The larvae are power-packed with protein and fat, which animals love. Just think of chickens on the range (i.e. free-range), which enjoy their space to roam and tirelessly search for insects to eat. Or, imagine trout in a river. Insects are the very basis of fly fishing. Insects are what livestock want to eat! To be blunt, if we are raising animals to kill them, we ought to ensure that they live the happiest life possible until their final day. So, feed them bugs!⠀
We've built a pilot facility to learn and optimize the lifecycle of the soldier fly. The Refinery is made of tightly stacked shelves, which hold bins of larvae hungry for food waste. Each bins contains thousands of larvae, which eat and convert 80 lbs. of food waste into 8 lbs of bugs and 8 lbs of fertilizer in 12 days. Fast! Our feed is beyond sustainable, it's regenerative - a huge difference. The word 'sustainable' implies that we intend to maintain our a current state of ecological affairs into the future. I dream of a world that's far more ecologically vibrant than what we have now. A world where the great migrations of blue crabs, herring and salmon will run strong again. A world where tropical rainforests breathe strong and deep as the lungs of the Earth. A world where large schools of sardines and anchovies give rise to vast colonies of seals, orcas and pelagic birds. A world where the prairie thrives and buffalo roam. ⠀ Insects help restore such ecological potential by replacing the agricultural commodities that have destroyed these ecosystems. Its time that we allow ecosystems to be what they want to be. Its time for Earth to bloom fully and brightly. #madag #insects #bsf #food #farm #change #future
- brettmfr@caitrbird #bugs
- hammypastramii want to see IN!!
- happycatfarmThink we are coming out for a tour this summer!
- madagriculture@brettmfr #bugs
- madagricultureYo bro visit anytime! @happycatfarm
- madagriculture@apethumbs I'll post the innards soon
- amandafaisonIt looks so good!
- madagriculture@amandafaison yes! Coming alone
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