Insect farms raising bugs for pet food and animal feed are starting to raise some serious cash over the last year or so. Most of those funds are going toward building major manufacturing facilities to produce insect-based pet food and animal feed at scale for the first time.
Wholesale – edible insects:
Here is a list of companies who works primarily wholesale selling insects to restaurants, shops etc.
Deli Ostrich (www.deli-ostrich.com/index.php/en/products/entomo) (Belgium)
A company that sells a lot of exotic animals as food. Including a couple of species of insects that are sold frozen to shops.
Good Bug Food Store (www.goodbugfood.store) (Netherlands)
Wholesale Edible Insects (USA)
Professional – insect farmers:
Here a list of companies that are rearing insects for human consumption. Some really large, some small scale.
Rebel Food Tasmania (www.rebelfoodtasmania.com) (Australia)
Entomobio (www.entomobio.be) (Belgium)
Bread mealworms and sell them dried, frozen and as powder.
Canadian Crickets (www.canadiancrickets.ca) (Canada)
Entomo Farms (entomofarms.com) (Canada)
Cricky (cricky.eu) (Croatia)
Bugging Denmark ( buggingdenmark.dk) (Denmark)
(an urban cricket farm)
Enorm Bio Factory (enormbiofactory.com) (Denmark)
Farming Black Soldier Fly.
Entomation (entomation.com) (Denmark)
Working on developing an automated cricket farm.
Heimdal Entofarm (entofarm.dk) (Denmark)
Gryllus (gryllus.fi/) (Finland)
Micronutris (www.micronutris.com) (France)
Biobug International (www.biobugbali.com) (Indonesia)
First commercial cricket farm in Bali, Indonesia.
Hargol Food Tech (hargol.com) (Israel)
World’s first commercial grasshopper farm. Active from Israel and sells whole grasshoppers and grasshopper powder.
Entomovit (entomovit.com) (Mexico)
Optiprot (optiprot.com) (Mexico)
Nutrinsectos (nutrinsectos.com) (Mexico)
Located in Guadalajara, Mexico, where Nutrinsectos raise food grade crickets, Mealworms and Superworms.
Fair insects (fairinsects.nl) (Netherlands)
A Protix company.
Otago Locusts (Facebook page) (New Zealand)
Urbanmat (www.urbanmat.no) (Norway)
Urbanmat.no is a cricket farmer(field crickets) and mealworm farmer in Norway.
We produce live food for pets, cricket powder, dried crickets, roasted crickets and cooked crickets.
Infinite Food Group (Cricket Market) (cricketmarket.net) (Panama)
Founded by Canadian, Cricket Market is the first and only autorised Commercial Cricket Farm in Panama. Central and south America Largest cricket farm focused on organic and 100% tracability.
Asia Insect Farm Solutions (aifs.asia) (Singapore)
Entogourmet (www.entogourmet.com/) (Spain
Nutrix (nutrixfood.pt) (Portugal)
Go-eco (go-eco.co.za) (South Africa)
Cricket Express (www.cricketexpress.se) (Sweden)
Not raised for human consumption, but I think they should be pretty safe 🙂
Tebrito (www.tebrito.se) (Sweden)
Building a mealworm farm.
Eco Insect Farming (eif-th.com) (Thailand)
The Cricket Lab (thecricketlab.com) (Thailand/Czech republic)
Building “the largest cricket farm in the world)
Edible Bugfarm (www.ediblebugfarm.com) (UK)
Entocycle (https://www.entocycle.com/) (UK)
Automated BSF farm based in London.
Horizon Insects (horizoninsects.co.uk) (UK)
Small urban insect farm.
Instar Farming (www.instarfarming.com) (UK)
Farming crickets for food in the UK.
Aspire FG (www.aspirefg.com), (Ghana, USA)
Aspire has two parts: One part working on commercial cricket farming in the US. And one part in Ghana which is a commercial palm weevil farm and “a program which empowers peri-rural farmers to raise palm weevils locally”.
Cowboy Cricket Farms (www.cowboycrickets.com) (US)
“We have a family farm in Montana called Cowboy Cricket Farms. We raise crickets, do research, and sell 3 cricket products: Chocolate Chirp Cookie, Cricket powder, and Cricket flour.”
The Cricket Depot (thecritterdepot.com) (USA)
Cricket farm selling insects (super worms, crickets and BSF larvae) as pet food.