Burgsfoods, Insects on your plate

The challenge

Meat consumption has a devastating impact on animal welfare and the environment all over the world. The meat industry is infamous for its land and and water usage. In addition, the transportation of animals and meat products produce CO2emissions. Of course, animals emit large quantities of CO2and methane as well.

Insects provide healthy proteins without the negative effects on animal welfare and the environment. However, the thought of eating bugs makes most people shiver.

The solution

Two students from Delft founded Burgsfoods to produce tasty food based on edible insects. Burgsfoods’ flagship product, the Cricket Burger, is made from locally grown crickets. The burger has already been sold at numerous festivals and events, and has attracted the attention of sports fans because of its nutritional value.

The impact

Burgsfoods’ insect products reduce the use of water and land, and cuts back on CO2 emissions.

EIT Climate-KIC’s role

Burgsfoods participated in EIT Climate-KIC’s Launchpad– the green business ideas competition – and subsequently entered the Accelerator programme. Burgsfoods received financial support in both programmes, while also getting valuable input and coaching on how to set up their business model and realize their ambitions.

 
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Nederland
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