Scale and automation… Aspire Food Group gears up to open world’s largest edible cricket processing facility

If crickets — which have huge traction from a nutrition and sustainability perspective — are going to make meaningful space in the alternative protein arena, two things must happen before you even start a conversation about consumer education, said COO Gabi Mott: Costs must go down and costs must be reduced. Consistent and high-quality raw material supply is increasing, the two motivating factors behind it Aspirenew factory.

“I would say we could almost see a significant drop in price [once the multi-million-dollar facility is up and running] Although the production costs of any livestock operation are currently on the rise, from the cost of steel to shipping to animal feed, we are all in something of a hyperinflationary cycle,” Tell FoodNavigator-USA.

Laying chicken and eggs…

He said while backing awayAnd There has always been a problem of chicken and eggs in the human food industry. No large CPG company will incorporate bugs because the cost is too high and the supply chain is too unpredictable, and no one will invest in building a strong supply chain if no one is buying it.

“We were very fortunate to find some really important partners who were willing to commit to buying the majority of the process production in Canada before we got going. So the bulk of it would go to the pet food company, but that would open up the human market as well.”

he added: “If you look at the companies that failed to make those human food products [using edible insects]There were a host of variables, but the cost and unexpected offer were the real challenge.


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