Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our partners work hand in hand with farmers to raise crickets that produce a premium product, utilizing communities with decades of experience rearing crickets The crickets themselves are reared in upscale facilities that meet American and European standards for hygiene. It is a fundamental belief of ours, that crickets reared in an environment with plenty of space to grow and feed results in happier crickets that produce better cricket flour.
The crickets are fed on a natural mix of full fat soybean, broken mill rice, rice bran, sweet corn and pumpkins.
Agriculture is one of the leading causes of climate change, accounting for 52% of human-emitted methane and 84% human-emitted nitrous oxide. According to the EPA, these greenhouse gases have 28 and 265 the greenhouse effect than CO2 respectively. Therefore, agriculture is arguably the leading cause of climate change. Bud’s Solution: Crickets produce significantly less Greenhouse Gases than traditional livestock. Bud’s Cricket Power Sustainable Cricket Protein Powder is an environmentally friendly food source!
70 percent of the world’s water withdrawn from aquifers, streams and lakes goes towards cropping. (FAO Rome, 2011).
- 1 lb of cricket meat requires 1 gallon of water.
- 1 lb of chicken meat requires 276 gallons of water.
- 1 lb of pork requires 419 gallons of water.
- 1 lb of beef requires 2636 gallons of water.
The amount of feed used to produce animal weight is much lower with crickets than traditional livestock (Source: FAO 2013).
- 1.7 KG of feed is required to produce 1 KG of live animal cricket weight.
- 2.5 KG of feed is required to produce 1KG of live animal chicken weight.
- 5 KG of feed is required to produce 1 KG of live animal pork weight.
- 10 KG of feed is required to produce 1 KG of live animal beef Weight
Note: These figures are not adjusted for what percentage of the animal is edible. When that is factored in the advantage for edible insects becomes even Save greater.
More than 2 billion people worldwide, eat over 1,900 species of edible insects, including crickets. (Source: FAO 2013) Rearing and insect collection is a promising source of income for the lowest most vulnerable parts of society as it requires very little land, water, feed and other resources. Many programs around the world are being established to alleviate poverty through insect rearing.