Farm 432 : Insect Breeding
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Developed February-June 2013, published July 2013 PATENT PENDING By 2050 meat production will have to increase by 50%. Considering that we alrea… Read More
Developed February-June 2013, published July 2013 PATENT PENDING By 2050 meat production will have to increase by 50%. Considering that we already use one third of croplands for the production of animal feed, we will have to look for alternative food sources and alternative ways of growing it. Farm 432 enables people to turn against the dysfunctional system of current meat production by growing their own protein source at home. After 432 hours, 1 gram of black soldier fly eggs turn into 2.4 kilogram of larvae protein, larvae that self-harvest and fall clean and ready to eat into a harvest bucket. This scenario creates not only a more sustainable future of food production, but suggests new lifestyles and food cultures. Black soldier fly adults don´t eat, the larvae can be fed on bio waste, therefore the production almost costs no water or CO2. Black soldier fly larvae are one of the most efficient protein converters in insects, containing up to 42% of protein, a lot of calcium and amino acids. Patent pending featured by media around the globe including: Wired.com FastCoDesign FastCoExist Eatocracy by CNN Yahoo News Global SciencesEtAvenir German/Austrian: Profil Presse Schaufenster Online Kurier Datum Neon Durst and many more Read Less
Published:
Final prototype
Putting pupae in the metamorphosis box.
Larvae self harvesting.
Harvest, about 500g per week. This makes 2 meals.
Yum! Bon appetit
Food / Feed Efficiency
Ingredients vary in species.
We eat about 500 grams of insects per year- with our daily food.
Choosing the right insect
Breeding Setup
Process: Sketching, Volume MockUps, Final Sketch
Final Rendering
Details: Metamorphosis Box, Egg Containers, Migration Ramp
Final Presentation at Studio Raby, University of Applied Arts Vienna, June 2013