Farm 432: table farm, raising maggots




The proximity of the flies with a man in the kitchen is considered to be undesirable. But what if you turn the insects into a renewable source of protein foods? Industrial designer Katharina Unger suggested the idea of ​​creating a farm on cultivation of fly larvae to produce protein. As much as disgusting as it may sound, the designer hopes to persuade mankind to eat more insects. This will help feed more people .

Student at the Vienna University of Applied Arts has developed the concept of an autonomous farm Farm 432 breeding maggots. According to a study of it to feed humanity in 2050, meat production will need to increase by 50 per cent, leading to a load and the degradation of arable land, and the impact on the climate of our planet. Cultivation of insects associated with less resources required for the production of protein and nutrients.


Of all suitable for use in food insect larva Unger chose black lvink (Hermetia illucens), in which the protein content is 42 percent. It is also rich in calcium, amino acids and other nutrients. Just one gram of black larvae can lvink for 432 hours to give 2.4 kg of protein.

It is estimated that during the Farm 432 can produce 500 g of protein. For two servings of food that is enough. According to Unger, the larvae smell of chips, they can be added to various dishes.

In the future, Unger plans to breed different species of insects and the mass production of the protein. Now faces the task of convincing people to eat less meat instead of high-calorie insect larvae. Bon appetit!

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