The mealworms used in Bazoef kibble are really recycling champions. In farms, they produce proteins of high nutritional quality... All this by feeding mainly on agricultural waste!
In Europe, mealworm larvae used to be found in mills, hence their name "mealworm". This beetle is now present all over the planet, where it migrated, probably in sacks of flour.
In the wild mealworms feed on vegetation and dead animals. In farms, they feed on co-products local agricultural, such as wheat bran. As they grow, they use this undervalued material to produce high quality proteins and…compost, which returns to the fields. This is what you call circular economy ! There is no waste.
To grow, mealworms need very few resources. If we compare their needs to those of chickens or cows, they need 2 to 14 times less agricultural land and water to produce the same amount of protein. They also emit significantly less greenhouse gases! A very low environmental impact for a high nutritional quality.
Insect-based dog food is the ultimate in eco-friendly pet food without compromising on nutritional quality. For these reasons, Bazoef chose mealworm protein in it's dog food. But that's not all.
The mealworm is gregarious and likes to be grouped together with its peers in small confined places: in the wild, this is its way of protecting itself against predators . In farms, therefore, mealworms don't suffer from their intensive farming conditions. Unlike chickens, beef or salmon which suffer from being confined.
En choosing to feed your pet with insect protein, you do not compromise on the quality of its food, but you are doing a huge gesture for the planet. Thanks!