Insect Farming is the practice of raising and breeding insects as livestock. We are raising crickets and mealworms to eat them as a source of protein, which is a bit taboo in the U.S.A, but people around the world regularly eat insects. In a time where we face environmental disaster, it's time to get rid of that taboo, as it is a highly efficient and sustainable practice. Insect farming requires less land and resources than raising traditional livestock. It also produce less green house gas emissions. Large scale insect farming in Brooklyn would increase food security across the borough. Such sustainable practices will help to safeguard communities from climate disaster and dystopian regimes.
On February 15th, 2021, we welcomed 200 crickets to YIMBY Farm.