Use the huge potential of insects for the benefit of the global population and make a sound contribution to the Protein Challenge 2040: meet the protein needs of 9 billion people in a way that is affordable, healthy and good for the environment.
Our contribution: To enable companies worldwide to produce insect larvae locally using our smart insect technology and services, so that they are able to produce high-quality animal nutrition, added-value products and biochemicals: clean, green and natural.
Animal Health improvement: The Natural way
Scientists all over the world have produced research with spectacular insights. Scientific research has confirmed that larvae improves the health and welfare of animals in a natural way. Larvae contain valuable substances such as essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and chitin. In addition, they have been shown to possess bactericidal, antifungal, antiviral, antitumor immunomodulatory, antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antiatherosclerosis, and hepatoprotective activities in vitro and in vivo.
Our challenge is to help you improve the health of animals in a natural way by using the potential of the larvae.
Amusca is a member of the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF). IPIFF is an EU non-profit organisation which represents the interests of the insect production sector towards EU policy makers, European stakeholders and citizens. Composed of 42 members, IPIFF promotes the use of insects for human consumption and insect derived products as a top tier source of nutrients for animal feed.
Amusca is also a member of VENIK. Venik (United Dutch Insect Growers) is the trade association that brings growers together to market insects for consumption in collaboration, for both feed and food. The association is committed to bringing insects as an alternative source of protein to the market as a quality product.
How Amusca started
We started by asking ourselves the question: how to make cost-effective scalable mass production of larvae possible?
Since 2009 we pioneered, exploited and learned the hard way that creating ‘insect factories’ on a large scale lead to a wide range of technical, social, financial and sustainability concerns. As such, we decided to start experimenting with modular building block solutions to enable local mass production of larvae for use in the poultry, aquaculture and petfood markets.
The potential of insects is staggering. We are now ready to revolutionise the way mankind can benefit from the huge potential of insects.
About our insect technology