Insecticulture boosts food industry: Corporativo Kosmos

According to the spokespersons for Corporativo Kosmos, a Mexican company with more than 55 years of experience in providing comprehensive food and general services, this initiative has a positive impact on both the food industry by offering multiple advantages compared to the conventional farming.
“Insecticulture stands out for the lower consumption of water and food by insects, as well as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, which contributes significantly to the conservation of the environment. For this reason, the UN has recognized the essential role of insect farming in food security and environmental protection,” said one of its spokespersons.
In addition, the experts from Corporativo Kosmos have highlighted the nutritional properties of insects.
“Insects are an excellent source of protein, with a content that varies between 40 and 50 grams per 100 grams of insect. In addition, they contain fatty acids and Omega 3 similar to those of fish, and are rich in fiber and micronutrients such as copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, selenium and zinc,” the experts added.
They have also emphasized that the popularity of insects as nutritious and healthy food has been increasing in the southern, central and southeastern states of Mexico, where various species such as aphids, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, insect worms, maguey, jumiles and escamoles.
“People choose to substitute conventional meat for insect meat not only because of its abundance and tradition, but also because they consider them ‘clean, tasty and nutritious,'” they stated.
In this context, Corporativo Kosmos has announced a strategic agreement with Ynsect, a leading company in the production of protein and feed from insects. Said agreement contemplates the construction of a hatchery in Mexico.
Regarding the United States, Ynsect has signed a “memorandum of agreement” with Ardent Mills, a leading company in the milling industry, for a joint project on beetles, which aims to produce 50,000 tons of ingredients, with a Approximate investment of 100 million dollars.
And in Mexico, Ynsect has signed a “joint development agreement” with Corporativo Kosmos to establish an insect hatchery near Mexico City. This project is expected to have a similar investment and production schedule to the manufacturing plant in the United States.
With the agreement between Corporativo Kosmos and Ynsect, it is expected to further strengthen the development of insecticulture in Mexico, taking advantage of its great attributes for the food industry and the environment, as well as a significant step towards the transformation of agri-food by-products into quality products. added value, while promoting sustainability and the circular economy.
What is insecticulture?
Insecticulture is a highly beneficial agricultural practice that takes advantage of the waste generated by the food industry and transforms it into valuable agri-food by-products, such as flour and other products with great added value, representing an opportunity to promote the circular economy.
Also, the adoption of this practice leads to significant savings in farm production and management costs, which translates into tangible economic benefits right from the start. These savings derive from the efficiency in the consumption of water and food by insects, as well as from the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; becoming a profitable and sustainable alternative for the food industry.