What's New ? - 2021

What's New ? - 2021

Morrisons to replace soya with insects in hen feed

2 December, 2021

Morrisons will reduce the use of soya feed at 10 of its free range egg farms as it works towards becoming the first supermarket to launch own-brand carbon neutral eggs in 2022. New Better Origin (Cambridge-based agritech business) insect ‘mini farms’ will be introduced onto the UK egg farms to feed the hens. Each insect farm operated by the business on the Morrisons project will be filled with millions of insects and will receive a weekly delivery of three tonnes of waste from the retailer’s fruit & veg site in Yorkshire.The insects can grow to 5,000 times their initial body mass in less than 14 days. Collectively the 10 containers will feed 320,000 free range hens who lay millions of eggs a year.