- Condensed by Lynda Kiernan-Stone, Unconventional Ag Media
Ÿnsect to Expand Insect Farms in U.S., Explore Partnerships with Ardent Mills
Paris-based insect farming leader Ÿnsect announced its intention to expand its production farms within the U.S. Building off of its first mealworm farming opening in Nebraska in March 2022, the company anticipates construction will begin on an additional production site by end of 2023.
As part of this strategy, Ÿnsect stated that it will also be exploring potential partnerships with leading North American flour milling company Ardent Mills.
Ÿsnect stated it has adopted a circular economy model for its new vertical farms to create value chains aligned with the Paris COP21 agreements, and is strategically expanding on all continents, working to establish local relations with wheat chains to limit CO2 emissions, water consumption, and biodiversity impacts across farming activities.
Its three production sites include the largest vertical insect farm in the world, and have already transformed mealworms at its Buffalo and Molitor sites into high-value, sustainable ingredients to feed animals, plants, and humans.
Ardent Mills stated that it notes multiple synergies with Ÿnsect, as both companies strive to transform the way the world is fed, and is excited to explore synergistic food and ingredient opportunities moving forward.