More South African animal feed and pet food now contain insect larvae – thanks in part to Bill Gates

AgriProtein founder and CEO Jason Drew (supplied)

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has invested in South Africa’s biggest producer of insect protein.

  • A number of South African pet food and animal feed products now contain insect larvae – a protein source produced by a¬†Cape Town-based company.
  • AgriProtein¬†processes up to 40 tonnes of food waste per day, and then gets black soldier flies to feed on the waste.
  • AgriProtein is building an additional five factories in 2019 – the aim is to have 100 by 2024.

Source: More South African animal feed and pet food now contain insect larvae – thanks in part to Bill Gates