Roughly one-third of the food produced each year is wasted. This amounts to around 1.3 billion tonnes of food waste and more than $900 million in value each year!
While we do talk about building a sustainable future, we are still far away from accomplishing that dream. Hive Explorer insect farm is one initiative that takes the steps in the right direction towards building our sustainable future.
Launched as a Kickstarter campaign, Hive Explorer is a product from L I V I N Farms. The product allows you to create a smart insect farm hat not only allows you to learn more about the life of the mealworm but also provides you with a nutrient-rich fertilizer for your plants. With the idea of using insects as a rich source of protein and fertilizer catching steam in recent times at an industrial level, the idea of Hive Explorer brings the same concept to your home.
It’s a bit like that ant farm you had as a kid, but with an actual purpose and the intelligence to achieve that purpose. Hive Explorer is a micro-ecosystem for mealworms, which will consume just about any food and then produce fertilizer as a byproduct. That fertilizer, in turn, can be used to grow your plants and create more food, resulting in a sustainable, continuous-loop system.
The Hive Explorer Kickstarter campaign is running until January 10th, and a single set costs $112. Rewards are expected to ship in September 2019. With 25 days to go as of the date of this post, the Austrian company has already raised close $45,000 which is close to 50% of the funding they are looking for.
So if you are someone who wants to be part of the sustainable food drive, be a part of the journey and get yourself The Hive Explorer and start building your insect colony!