If HVAC contractors found meeting the demands of cannabis growers challenging, wait until they start working in the latest growing field — alternative protein. When most people hear the words “alternative protein,” they probably think of plant-based meat substitutes like the Impossible Burger. But when those in the field of indoor agriculture hear those words, their thoughts often focus on stuff with more legs. And moving.
Could insects prove the solution to the growing world demand for protein? The immediate growth potential lies in feed for livestock and aquaculture. Insects provide a much more sustainable protein alternative to soy farming, which is linked to such recent disasters as the Amazon rainforest fires.