ofbug: əv/bəɡ/, noun
relationship between a part or a whole sustainably farmed insect and humane meat production.

Ofbug is an ento protein producer in Vancouver, BC. We use insects in animal feed to reduce the environmental impact of meat consumption. We promote humanely produced meats, and insects as food for people too.
Connect with us if you have questions about alternative and soy free feed, if you're a farmer interested in using insects in feed for research, or if you're a backyard farmer who would like to purchase live or dried insects.
We are also open to connecting for other reasons, we have lots of interests.

entofarm: en(t)ə/färm/, noun
an area of land and it's buildings used for rearing insects.

Protein is an essential component in feed, but there are environmental and health concerns about existing sources. Insects provide alternative protein, as well as other nutrients, in a sustainable and natural way. Ofbug protein uses darkling beetle larvae (yellow mealworm) and black soldier fly larvae in a whole, flaked or ground form. We understand that community farmers want to produce the best quality product (we’re farmers too), but in a competitive market it can be hard to make the right choices. We want to make our insect protein not just sustainable but also affordable.

ento protein: en(t)ə/ˈprōˌtēn/, noun
protein derived from insects, used as a dietary component.

Insects are part of a natural diet for foraging farm animals such as chickens and hogs. We raise our insects on spent beer grains, all waste is organic and used as compost and fertiliser. Insects need less food to produce protein, use less space, less water, and make less waste too. They are high in iron, calcium and omegas making them the best, soy-free protein source on the market.
We allow community farmers to make better choices for their animals, and better quality products.
For inquiries or if you'd like to discuss our research, contact us.

WHY ENTOMOPHAGY

Eating insects is known as Entomophagy. It's happening world-wide for good reason. People have always been eating insects and loving it. Ofbug invites you to participate in this ancient food economy already being enjoyed by 80% of this planet. When you choose to eat insects, you are actively making our future healthier and more sustainable.

ENTO RECIPES

Most of us in the west are skeptical when it comes to eating insects whole - eating an insect doesn't have to look like eating an insect. Insects can look like a chip, a hotdog, or a potato fritter. Insects can look like flour and behave like soy. You can use insect flour in protein shakes and baking. Check out some insect recipes.

LEARN MORE

This man has insect knowledge: Wageningen University, "Why Not Eat Insects" by entomologist, Marcel Dicke. For even more ento-info visit our resources page. You'll find ento research, entofarms and companies, chefs working with insects, DIY farms, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions: (kathryn@ofbug.com)

Contact us for inquiries about Ofbug research or for information on alternative and soy free feeds for hogs, poultry or fish.

If you would like to order Ofbug for backyard chickens, please include flock size and the breed.
We'll deliver to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.