17th February 2022 Content supplied by: FeedWerkz
Feedwerkz Launches Brand of Insect-Based Treats for Pets with Environmentally Conscious Owners
Singaporean insect farming technology startup FeedWerkz is launching a pet food product range under the brand Conscious Creatures. The products are scientifically formulated by pet nutritionists and use sustainably farmed insects as the primary ingredient.
The brand for now only includes dog treats, while cat food will be added next year. It will pilot in Australia and Singapore in March, and then expand to other markets by 2023.
"Conscious Creatures products use high quality and sustainable insect protein in place of animal protein in dog treats and are great for both pets and planet. All our formulations are nutritionally complete, highly palatable and offer multiple functional benefits too," said Mitali Poovayya, Co-Founder of FeedWerkz.
FeedWerkz – which is located in Indonesia - is an insect feed company with a B2B focus. It offers custom-made every protein feed, a wet waste management solution to bio-convert waste into a high-value product, and professional guidance to clients who are interested in setting up their own BSF farms.
Conscious Creatures is targeted at environmentally conscious pet owners. “Greenhouse gas emissions from pet food production are estimated to be as high as those of large countries” says Paula Huerta Andres from the FeedWerkz team. “Not only are we offsetting the use of animal meat in the pet food industry, we are also making palm oil mills zero waste. This is circular economy in action! Our products meet both EU and American standards for use of insects in animal feed."
As FeedWerkz feeds its black soldier flies with residues from palm oil mills and plantations, it also announced the partnership with PT Golden Oilindo Nusantara, a boutique palm oil company in Sumatra, Indonesia for their first facility. "This partnership with FeedWerkz represents an important step in our transformation into a carbon positive business. We want to demonstrate through this project that producing affordable edible oil for people need not damage the environment," said Decardo Saiful, Managing Director of Golden Oilindo.
FeedWerkz plans to work with palm oil mills in Indonesia, Malaysia and India. To achieve scale and consolidate operations the company will merge with its sister startup, INSECTIFII India. "We have spent many months developing our farming stack by formulating recipe blends, standardizing hatching and rearing protocols and perfecting our rendering techniques. We are well poised to scale this business by building a distributed network of connected insect farms around the region," said Yuvita Rakhman, Co-Founder of FeedWerkz.
To learn more about FeedWerkz, visit their website: feedwerkz.com
Date Published: 17th February 2022
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