Food

Sustainable Alternative to Palm Oil

Biteback has developed a process to extract oil from edible insects. Insects require little feed, water or land, and produce almost no greenhouse gases – a much more sustainable alternative to palm oil. In just one year, insects yield almost 38 times more oil than oil palms do using the same amount of land. As well as being eco-friendly, insect oil is healthy. And with oil present in most industrial food, there are health gains to be made. Insect oil is rich in healthy fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins, low in cholesterol, and does not require pesticides or fertilisers – a win for people and the planet.

This solution was featured in Alternative Food Sources market of the 2018 Global Opportunity Report, and was selected based on the criteria of that report. 

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