Global consumption and production drive economic development, but it also depends on the use of the natural environment and resources, and current utilization patterns will continue to have a devastating impact on the planet.
Since the last century, economic and social progress has been accompanied by environmental degradation, which is threatening the systems upon which our future development depends, and indeed our very existence depends.
Some facts and figures:
Every year, an estimated one-third of food products, equivalent to 1.3 billion tons, worth $1 trillion, rot in the bins of consumers and retailers, or go bad due to improper transportation and harvesting.
If people around the world switched to energy-saving light bulbs, then the annual global savings of 120 billion US dollars.
By 2050, if the world's population increases to 9.6 billion, then the natural resources needed to maintain the existing way of life are equivalent to the combined resources of the three Earths.
Oceans drive multiple global systems that make Earth habitable. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, many kinds of food, and even the oxygen in the air for us to breathe are essentially provided and regulated by the ocean.
Proper management of this important global resource is critical to building a sustainable future. But currently, coastal waters continue to deteriorate due to pollution, and ocean acidification is adversely affecting ecosystem function and biodiversity. This also has a negative impact on small-scale fisheries.
We must always prioritize saving the oceans. Marine biodiversity is vital to the health of people and the planet. Marine protected areas need to be effectively managed and adequately resourced, and laws and regulations need to be established to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.
Nature is vital to our survival. Nature provides us with oxygen, regulates weather conditions, allows crops to be pollinated, and provides us with food, fodder and fiber. However, nature bears more and more pressure. Human activity has transformed nearly 75 percent of the Earth's surface, squeezing wildlife and nature into ever smaller corners of the planet.
According to the 2019< Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services>, about 1 million species of plants and animals are currently threatened with extinction, and many will become extinct within the next few decades. The report calls for transformative change to restore and protect nature. The report found that the health of the ecosystems on which humans and all other species depend is deteriorating at an unprecedented rate. This affects the economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life of people around the world.
Deforestation and desertification caused by human activities and climate change are major challenges to achieving sustainable development, already affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. Forests are vital to sustaining life on Earth and play an important role in the fight against climate change. <The State of the World's Forests 2020> highlights that since 1990, around 420 million hectares of forests have been cleared for agriculture and other land uses. Investing in land restoration is critical to improve livelihoods and reduce vulnerability and economic risk.
We use the biological properties of Black Soldier Fly to recover nutrients from food waste and organic solid waste to manufacture raw materials for animal feed, cosmetics and organic fertilizers. Our bioconversion technology allows us to safely process all types of waste, reducing the need for virgin resources and pressure on landfills and incineration plants.
We produce insect protein, oil and other products that provide an alternative to fishmeal and fish oil for the feed industry, thereby reducing the unsustainable over-consumption of marine resources.
We use an automated three-dimensional farming system based on biotransformation technology, which uses much less land and resources than traditional protein production, which not only means improved land use efficiency, but also uses less water and other natural resource.
Adopt sustainable consumption and production patterns
Reduce food waste and provide sustainably consumer goods
Conservation and sustainable use of oceans and marine resources to promote sustainable development
Reduce overfishing of wild fish caused by fishmeal use
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss