Next-Food is the number 1 producer and distributor in the international edible insects business! Since 2013 we have developed techniques of entomo culture and cooperatives of sustainable economy to offer you the best of edible insects. On a eco-responsible culture, we have developed our farm with high standards to ensure traceability.
Our farming and drying process is eco-friendly, uses no chemicals and is carried out according to strict processes and multiple quality controls. Our Thailand farm uses zero paid electricity to raise the crickets so is very environmentally friendly, no climate control is required because of the humidity and the insects are dried using an energy free dehydrator. Insects are dehydrated but can be re-hydrated by placing them in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Having a sustainable farm ensures the best quality edible insects.
We are known worldwide for high quality edible insects and our wide range of ready to eat products are packaged and ready for export. Our regular customers are located in Europe, the USA and Australasia.
After completing my studies in aquaculture, I got interested in the breeding of insects after a trip to Thailand. At first, I thought to developed a fish insect-based food to reduce the impact of animal protein intake. After doing more research on documents from the FAO, I realized that there was perhaps a future in the consumption of edible insects by man. So I decided to put the aquaculture project aside and have started the entomophagie project.
After 1 year of research to install an eco-farm and to develop techniques of breeding and conditioning of the products, I started wholesale in Europe.
Graduated in management of hatchery in Australia, I was trained in the sustainable economy and the protection of the environment. That is why I chose Thailand for our farm, where the temperature is steady in the 30 ° C, and there is no need for temperature control. There for crickets are raised outdoors and no energy is required. For the dehydration of products, after doing more research on the facilities available, I decided to focus on 100% natural energy. Unlike freeze-drying that consuming 2 kWh/kg or electrical dehydrateur.
Why eat insects?
Insects consumption dates back to the dawn of time but it is also very contemporary… The entomophagy, or eating insects, is part of the traditions of many civilizations, but today some 2.5 billion people in the world consume insects daily. 1,400 species of insects and worms are eaten by humans in nearly 90 countries on different continents.
Several recent studies encouraged researches on the consumption of insects, including FAO, who’s aim is to fight against malnutrition thanks to the contributions of insects.
Insects edible-1-5It is estimated that insects are part of traditional meals for at least 2 billion people. More than 1,900 species are referred as human food. Insects provide many ecological services fundamental to the survival of humanity.
Edible Insects also play an important role in plant reproduction by pollination, improve the fertility of the soil by bioconversion of waste, control pests with natural biological control and provide a wide variety of products such as honey, silk and medicinal value.
Most consumed insects throughout the world are beetles (31%), caterpillars (18%), bees, wasps and ants (14%). Then, there are the grasshoppers, locusts and crickets (13%), cicadas, leafhoppers, scale insects and bugs (10%), termites (3%), dragonflies (3%), flies (2%) and insects belonging to other levels (5%). We offer a wide range of edible insects, ready to be tasted, developed according to a strict process and multiple quality controls. All our products are packed ready for export and import, in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia. Do not hesitate to become a distributor of our products.
According the FAO (The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) by 2050 we will be on Earth 9-10 billions. Our current system will no longer meet our nutritional needs. It is there that the entomophagie can be selected as a solution.
- Insects are healthy food alternatives.
- Many insects are high in protein and good fat, and have high levels of calcium, iron and zinc.
The insects are already traditionally part of many menus national or regional. In some countries the insects are considered to be a dish of choice where they are more expensive than meat.
- Bi-Products of feeding insects emit considerably less greenhouse gas than most livestock (methane, for example, is produced only by a small number of groups of insects).
- The breeding of insects is not necessarily tied to the land and the increase in production does not need more land.Whereas production of animal feed requires more land.
- Ammonia emissions related to the breeding of insects are much smaller than those caused by conventional livestock, including pigs.
- Because they are cold-blooded, insects convert very effectively their protein feeds (crickets, for example, require 12 times less food than cattle, 4 times less than sheep, and half of those required by pigs and broiler chickens to produce the same amount of protein).
Next food offers a wide range of edible insects, ready to be tasted, developed according to a strict process, ready export and import.
Buy your insects safely
At Next-Food we bring a particular care in the production of our edible insects. We are settled in Thailand for the production of our products as well as their processing and packaging and are controlled by European laboratories. We rigorously inspect our partners farms which are subject to a set of strict standards to ensure freshness and traceability without fault. Next food is the solution for professionals and individuals who have the taste for adventure.
Since 2013 we developed techniques of entomo culture and cooperatives of sustainable economy to offer you the best of edible insects. On a responsible culture eco mode, we have developed our farm with rigour to ensure traceability on all our products, but also the respect of economic development for our partners with a focus on the environmental impact of our productions.
Another impact for our planet
Consuming edible insects allows to reduce CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. By comparison, the production of domestic crickets rejects 78 times less CO2 compared to beef production. More insect rearing requires much less agrarian surface than so-called conventional farms.
This important economy on the surface of culture can also minimize the impact of deforestation. Insects are much less greedy in water and food, from their cold blooded metabolism, in fact many animals need to produce heat for survival and therefore consumes part of there food that is given to them, for example you can produce up to 9 kilos of insects with 10 kilos of food while one would get only 1 kilo of beef and 3 kilos of pork.