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Why in­sects?

There is a steady increase of demand for proteins on a global scale. In order to meet this demand, the usage of alternative sources of protein for human and animal feed is essential. Insects serve as a valuable alternative to conventional protein sources, such as fish flour and soy because they can be produced in a more climate friendly manner, using less resources such as space, water and food.

Which insects do you use?

The black soldier fly (BSF)
This fly has certain caracteristics, which make it a perfect fit for the industrial farming. The larvaes feed on almost any organic residue. Additionally, their reproduction cycle is very fast. The production itself takes place in old, unused storehouses. This means, that no fertile agricultural land has to be used. Also, the larave only feed on organic residues, that would otherwise not be used – no waste is been produced in the process.

Where can i find you?

Our current production plant is located in the south of Leipzig, in Pegau.

To be exact:

madebymade GmbH

Löbener Weg 7

04523 Pegau

Can i come by to visit your plant?

Unfortunately, without contacting us before hand, it is not possible. However, you can send us an e-mail or call, let us know your enquiry and we try to arrange an appointement where applicable.

Where do the insects, that you produce, come from?

We breed these flies here locally ourselves. The whole reproduction cycle, from the egg until the fly, completely takes place here in saxony.

Are humas also able to eat the insect protein?

Theoretically, yes. Insects is on other cultures in the world like Mexiko or Thailand part of the normal daily diet. However, not in the form of pouder or flour but rather the insect as a whole. The insect flour itself can also be used for baking for example. We do hope that in future, the general acceptance for the consumption of insects will rise furtherly. Our industrial plant will only focus on insects as a feed, but in combination with a higher acceptance of the product, our insects could be used for human consumption in future as well.

Do you use chemicals in your production? In how far can you label your product „organic“?

No, we do not use chemicals in the production process. After the production some working products need to be desinfected, which is stated in the la wand contributes to the product security. Our aim is to design all of our processes as sustainable and environmental gentle as possible. There are numerous factors that need to be taken into consideration to achieve a certification. For this reason, there is no „organic“ certification as of right now.

May i join you?

Of course! Have a look at our open vacancies.

How can i purchase your larvae?

You can order our dried and live larvae directly from us in our cost-effective subscription. You decide yourself about the quantity and the frequency. Our subscription can be cancelled at any time and has no minimum term. If you want to order our larvae just for trying them out, you can do so via our eBay store. We are looking forward to your order.