the circular economy!
Myia is the only company in Switzerland rearing the insect Black Soldier Fly to bio-convert food waste for producing sustainable petfood, feed
Current situation on the planet
The consumption of intensively farmed meat and fish is increasing sharply
and the trend is expected to grow further in the coming years.
Intensive livestock farms require large quantities of soya-based feed
and acquacultureuse fish meal. They cause deforestation and exploitation of fish stocks
at a rate notsustainable for the planet.
The current production model of the agri-food chain produces three main consequences:
Undervalued food waste
A large amount of food and agricultural waste is simply burnt in incinerators, while some of it goes to composting or biogas plants, that have a lower conversion efficiency as well as emitting climate-changing gases.
GHG and climate change
The food supply chain is responsible for about 20% of the global amount of green house gas (GHG) emissions. Most of them could be avoided if the food supply chain were managed in a more circular way.
of natural resources
Meat and fish that we usually buy coming from animals that are fed with protein meals made from soya and fish flour. Soya and fish flour cause deforestation and exploitation of fish stocks at an unsustainable level for the planet.
EU situation: numbers of the issue
The current situation in Europe calls for action!
Of the total food production is lost or discarded
The amount of food that is thrown away in Europe every year
Simply put: is it logic what we are doing?
We produce thousands of tonnes of food waste
while we are destroying natural resources to produce those food that in part will be destroyed.
Is this logic?
We at Myia believe in a different way of dealing with waste!