Aspire Food Group, a global industry leader in the production of edible insects, will soon build a 100,000-square-foot plant that will bring bugs, as food, to the North American market.
The new facility will be one of the most technologically advanced and energy-efficient protein production systems in the world.
“This first-of-its-kind commercial facility will enable not just Aspire Food Group, but our entire growing sector to take an important stride forward in our mission to deliver an excellent-value protein at a fraction of the environmental impact of most conventional protein sources,” said Mohammed Ashour, co-founder of Aspire Food Group.
The food of the future
Aspire farms processes crickets into “all-natural, sustainable, superfood ingredients that are nutritionally superior to livestock, cell-cultured, and plant-based alternatives.”
The company has purchased 12 acres of land in Innovation Park near Veterans Memorial Parkway and Highway 401. Construction will begin in August and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.