MealFood Europe works to give solutions to the demands for primary food production alternatives of world population, and also as basic support for the animal production.
So, the objective is to carry out with dedication and efficiency the process of breeding and commercialisation Tenebrio Molitor products and by-products, being the first Spanish company dedicated to this insect in an industrial way perspective. In fact, one of the main purposes of our organization is R&D&i.
We have infrastructures that are based in the latest technologies as also a highly qualified team, with the aim of creating products of the highest guarantee requested by our customers.
Our farm is strategically located in Salamanca, always ensuring a pleasant well-being to the animal.
MealFood Europe works to introduce new species in the food and feed markets, working with only one kind of insect, Tenebrio Molitor.
The current status of the animal feed, especially in such important sectors as aquaculture, pork or poultry, presents serious problems related to obtaining the necessary proteins to supply these livestock species.
In fact, the current deficit of protein production involves an upward trend in the prices that are causing difficulties for certain sectors and/or producers. In this area, our proposal is simple, using the Tenebrio Molitor products as a basis and/or complement to achieve healthy nutrition.
The use of insects in the food and feed industry involves a good number of environmental, health and social life benefits.
- Insects are very efficient in the rates of food-meat; on average, insects can convert 2 kg of food in 1 kg mass of insect, while livestock requires 8 kg of feed to produce 1 kg of meat.
- Greenhouse gases produced by most of the insects are lower than conventional livestock. Pigs, for example, produce between 10 and 100 times more greenhouse gases per kilogram than the Mealworms.
- Insects can be feeding with nutrients that are not being used usually, turning them into high quality protein.
- Insects use less water than traditional livestock. Tenebrio Molitor, for example, is more resistant to droughts than traditional livestocks.
- The insect breeding needs less ground that the conventional livestock activity.