Who we are


Protifarm is the Dutch branch of Ÿnsect, the world leader in the production of natural insect ingredients.

Founded in 2015, Protifarm, the Dutch food branch of Ÿnsect is a response to our urgent need to eat and drink more effectively. With the help of the very best food scientists, engineers and experts from universities and research institutes, our passionate team is offering planet friendly food solutions for a changing and more challenging planet.

Indeed, by 2050, we need to increase our food production by 70% to meet the need of people globally. And this, with only 5% extra arable land available Ÿnsect Group, B Corp certified, provides a healthy, natural and sustainable alternative ingredient that uses 98% less land and 50% fewer resources than traditional livestock farming.

With 3 facilities, Ÿnsect is the global leader of insect ingredient. Our company have developed the vertical farm concept which allow us to cultivate our mealworms (Molitor and Buffalo) in a zero waste circular economy model. Today, our vertical farms are fully automated by robots which feed, harvest and process the insects. Ÿnsect develops AI models as well as computer vision to create the optimal environment for insect production. Thanks to these innovative proprietary technologies, we will be able to produce some 230 000 tons of ingredients by 2022 and so to meet a growing demand.

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With our functional, nutritious, and sustainable ingredient line, AdalbaPro, Protifarm is feeding the world today and nourishing the world of tomorrow. In the years to come, eating insects will be the new normal for a healthy lifestyle. And we believe that the future begins today.

Together with an international team of passionate people and partners, including the Wageningen University, Protifarm produces effective, nutritious, and functional ingredients for bakery, sports nutrition, pasta, meat alternatives, and more.

Everyday, in France, the Netherlands and the USA, more than 200 highly qualified international employees are working together to meet the challenges of global food security, the preservation of our planet’s environment and climate change. Ÿnsect Group has received more than 60 awards and distinctions, placing us among the most innovative and attractive companies in the world.

 

 

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