It should be easy to choose climate-smart dog food. Products based on insects are not only nutritious for your dog, they are also kind to our planet. Insects are extremely resource-efficient in production compared to more traditional protein sources such as beef, pork and chicken. Insects need less water and food, take up almost no space at all and cause less carbon dioxide emissions.

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Let's compare the resources needed to produce one gram of protein:

Insects require 94% less greenhouse emissions compared to beef to produce 1g of protein

Insects require 93% less land usage compared to beef to produce 1g of protein

Insects require 92% less feed usage compared to beef to produce 1g of protein

Insects require 80% less water usage compared to beef to produce 1g of protein

 

References

Huis, A. Potential of Insects as Food and Feed in Assuring Food Security. Annual Review of Entomology (2013) 58:1, 563-583. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-ento-120811-153704

Parodi, A., Leip, A., De Boer, I.J.M. et al. The potential of future foods for sustainable and healthy diets. (2018) Nat Sustain 1, 782–789. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-018-0189-7

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