In recent years, we often hear the word SDGs. SDGs are the “Sustainable Development Goals” and are international goals that aim for a sustainable and better world by 2030. Consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets, it pledges to leave no one behind.
At Hygent, as part of our efforts to "zero hunger," we focused on eating insects and started farming edible crickets.Crickets are very space-saving and efficient breeding. Raising livestock such as cows and pigs requires more feed, water, and space than crickets. Cattle produce a large amount of burp (methane gas), which is estimated to be 80 million tons/year worldwide. In addition, the greenhouse effect of methane gas is about 20 times that of carbon dioxide, and it has become an environmental problem. In comparison, crickets emit very little CO2 and can be grown without generating methane gas.Insect food is still unfamiliar in Japan, but if you think about it on a global scale, it will inevitably become an indispensable ingredient. Sustainability means that it is possible to maintain the same situation and environment in the future and continue the same activities as now. Edible cricket farming is truly sustainable, and edible crickets can be said to be a superfood that permanently produces the protein that humans need. At Hygent, we will produce these edible crickets safely and permanently, and promote socially meaningful activities with an eye to the future. We will also produce edible crickets that can be said to be delicious by as many people as possible.