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IndustryAnimal Feed
Founded 📆2014; 10 years ago (2014)
Founder 👔Keiran Whitaker
Headquarters 🏙️London, UK
Area served 🗺️
Number of employees
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Entocycle is a British company founded by former scuba diving instructor Keiran Whitaker.[1] The company use insects to turn organic waste into animal feed.[2] Based in London, Entocycle farm the black soldier fly which can be used to feed fish, livestock and humans.[3] The larvae of the insect are fed on food waste such as brewery grains and coffee waste[4] with the flies encouraged to mate in an artificial and controlled environment.[5] Black soldier flies can be swapped for the soya used in animal feed, potentially saving rainforests from being cleared in order to grow crops.[6]


  1. Tatiana, Schlossberg (12 May 2019). "Waste not if you want to help secure the future of the planet". The New York Times. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. Usborne, Simon (17 Aug 2017). "Good business: the entrepreneurs making the world a better place". The Guardian. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. Myers, Joe (21 Aug 2019). "This company is breeding millions of insects in the heart of London". World Economic Forum. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. Malik, Keira (17 Jun 2019). "The insect farmer". Our Planet (a collaboration between Netflix and WWF). Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Garrahan, Daniel (8 Jan 2019). "Bug appétit! How insect farms and tech fight food waste". Financial Times. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Adam, David (17 July 2019). "The super fly that could feed us, end waste and make plastic and fuel". New Scientist. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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