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Insect pet food

We listed international companies developing and commercializing insect-based pet food.

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Circular Pet

Chile

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Grub Club Pets produces and commercializes premium dog food products, including meals and treats.

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Black soldier fly

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Eat Small

Germany

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Eat Small is a Berlin-based company commercializing insect-based dog food. They offer a large range of products including meals and treats for puppies and adult dogs.

Insect type

Black solider fly/Mealworm

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Ecodudu

Kenya

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Ecodudu is an innovative waste-to-value company operating in Kenya’s animal feed and agricultural inputs value chains. The company produces highly nutritious animal feeds and organic fertilizers, leveraging nature’s recycling agents, insects.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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EnviroFlight

US

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EnviroFlight develops high-quality, sustainable ingredients for animals and plants in a socially responsible way. Their systems upcycle regionally available by-products of human and animal food industries to produce high-quality ingredients while minimizing the environmental and financial impacts of animal protein production.

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Black soldier fly

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Feedect

Spain

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Feedect operates innovative production processes to create a wide range of insect-based products, including protein powders, which are rich in essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and natural prebiotic compounds. Their products can be consumed by reptiles, cats, dogs, and other small mammals.

Insect type

Mealworm

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Fluker's Farm

US

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Fluker's Cricket Farm, Inc was established in 1953 in southern Louisiana. More than 65 years later, they have grown into the nation's leading producer of live crickets and have expanded to offer an extensive feeder insect lineup of mealworms, superworms, flightless fruit flies, and hissing cockroaches as well as an innovative line of reptile products.

Insect type

Crickets

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GoTerra

Australia

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GoTerra produces black soldier fly protein to be used as sustainable insect meal directly in pet food, or to replace high-impact protein in animal feed and aquaculture.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Grub Club Pets

UK

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Grub Club Pets produces and commercializes black soldier fly-based dog food and treats.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Grubbly Farms

US

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In 2015, two cousins from Georgia Tech founded Grubbly Farms, a startup in Atlanta pioneering the use of sustainable insect-based protein in pet food.
Grubbly's protein of choice? Black soldier fly grubs.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Gutsy

Belgium

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Gutsy is an insect-based dog food company. Their kibbles are produced on Belgian soil, more precisely in Ghent: 85% of all their ingredients come from within a radius of 160 km of the place where the kibbles are produced.

Insect type

Various

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Holocene

India

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Holocene is India’s first industrial-scale insect-based sustainable ingredients manufacturer. Their mission is to produce circular ingredients in a climate-positive way by bringing insects back into the food chain. They leverage the capabilities of the Black soldier Fly (Hermitia Illucens) to upcycle low-value organic residues from the Agro-processing industries. Their insect-based ingredients (Insect Meal and Insect Oil) cater to the animal & pet feed industry and agricultural inputs.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Innovafeed

France

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Innovafeed’s insect proteins and oils derived from Black Soldier Fly larvae constitute a perfect association to feed pets (cats, dogs and ornamental fish). Following 4 years of R&D with leading experts and veterinaries, Innovafeed has developed a specific product line adapted to pets’ nutritional needs.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Inseco

South Africa

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Inseco is an insect protein company. Using the power of Black Soldier Flies, Inseco converts low-value organic by-products into insect-based proteins, lipids, fertiliser and chitosan. Their products have numerous applications in animal feed, pet food, crop production, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Invertapro

Norway

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Invertapro is an insect rearing and breeding company based in Norway, focusing on end-to-end processes around yellow mealworm (Tenebrio molitor) production. Founded in 2016, their main goal is to build towards a circular economy by utilising insects to efficiently process and upcycle locally available organic waste (industrial, catering and household) sourced from waste management companies into protein-rich feed and food ingredients. By-products are used to produce a fertilizer approved for organic farming.

Insect type

Mealworm

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Jiminy's

US

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Jiminy's makes sustainable pet food and treats using cricket ingredients: high in protein, with complete amino acids, and delivering other benefits such as high Omega Acids, Iron and Fiber. Their products are human-grade; made with the best ingredients that are carefully chosen to enhance pets’ health and happiness.

Insect type

Cricket

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Loopworm

India

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Loopworm is currently focused on producing alternative sustainable protein & fats for shrimp feed, poultry feed & pet food. Loopworm is an Agri-Biotechnology company that converts organic wastes into valuable products promoting health, nourishment & well-being for all forms of life. Through novel Bioscience, chemistry & technology, they use insects to develop bio-based products.

Insect type

Various

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Nutrition Technologies

Singapore

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Nutrition Technologies manufacture and supply sustainable animal feed ingredients and biofertilisers, using a unique combination of biotechnology and Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) to recycle nutrients from agricultural and food processing by-products. Their insect-based products help feed the growing agriculture and feed industries around the world. These products are suitable for application in pet food, livestock and aquatic feed, and have a range of proven functional benefits which improve the animals’ health and growth.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Oberland argiscience

Canada

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Oberland Agriscience Inc. upcycles green waste into protein products. Using a stabilization process, Oberland transforms green waste into insect feed which in turn is used to rear black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) on an industrial scale. The larvae are a nutrient-rich, high-quality protein ingredient for agriculture and aquaculture feeds and pet food.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Procens

Argentina

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PROCENS aims to become the leader of the insect-based industry in Argentina and Latin America through sustainable and profitable nutrient recycling solutions. They develop modular and replicable plants of Black Soldier Fly’s (BSF) larvae rearing, to convert local organic waste from agro industrials or municipalities, into premium protein for animal feed and biofertilizer for local cultures.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Prombyx

Germany

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Prombyx uses the silkworm pupae to develop pet food products. Their silkworms are grown in India without any heating or grain feed.

Insect type

Mealworm

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Protenga

Singapore

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Protenga develops data-driven Insect Technology that enables a circular, regenerative, economy all along the food supply chain and produces best-in-class, sustainable insect products for pet food, animal feed and plants.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Protix

Netherlands

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Protix is one of the leading insect companies in circular, natural and sustainable proteins from insects. The company developed PureeX: fresh insect meat that can be used for wet and dry pet food.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Soldier Fly Technologies

US

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Soldier Fly Technologies upcycles local agriculture and food side-streams into high-quality insect ingredients for animal feed, pet nutrition, and organic fertilizer. Soldier Fly Technologies, Inc was formed in 2020 as a joint venture between Louisiana-based Fluker Farms and California-based Hermetia Pro, both insect breeding companies.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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The Bug Factory

UK

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The Bug Factory your develops mealworm growing pods allowing you to recycle your food waste to create sustainable animal feed and high-quality plant fertiliser from the mealworm's waste.

Insect type

Mealworm

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The Bug Picture

Rwanda

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Using the Black Soldier Fly, The Bug Picture takes other peoples’ organic waste and turns it into protein for pet food. It claims to be Kenya’s 1st locally produced sustainable pet food – providing pets with a delicious and safe, complete and balanced diet which is environmentally sustainable from 100% locally sourced ingredients.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Vivotein

US

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Vivotein produces sustainable insect ingredients for animal feed, pet food, and natural agriculture. Using proprietary technology, their harness the natural life cycle of the Black Soldier Fly and produce sustainable protein for animal feed in a closed-loop cycle.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Volare Solutions

Finland

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Upcycling food waste using the black soldier fly, Volare produces top-grade ingredients for aquafeeds, pet food, agriculture and oleochemical uses.

Insect type

Black soldier fly

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Werms Inc.

Singapore

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Werms upcycles local food waste into feed, pet food, and fertilizer for local communities.

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Various

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