Solar Foods Is Looking Through The Wide Lens and So Should You.

When working with new technologies, business risks are not always right in front of you. To see the big picture, you need to use the wide lens. As I wrote in my blog in June,  Solar Foods is one of the most exciting startups to follow. Solar Foods is developing a new kind of foodContinue reading “Solar Foods Is Looking Through The Wide Lens and So Should You.”

How We Changed the Legal Environment of Our Startups

The 20th of September 2017 big news came out: Evira, the Finnish FDA, changed its interpretation of certain EU-level regulations to allow the sale of insect products for human food and for animal feed in Finland. Before the change, all insect products sold for human consumption were banned and there were serious restrictions on insect feedContinue reading “How We Changed the Legal Environment of Our Startups”

Semi-Automatic Water Station for Crickets

In 2015 I was working on multiple projects to find ways to help insect farmers with their two main issues: Farming requires too much manual work and that there are too many risks in farming. One solution to fight these two issues was a prototype of Semi-Automatic Water Station for Crickets. I designed the followingContinue reading “Semi-Automatic Water Station for Crickets”

How I Created and Published an Audiobook

In April 2016 my thesis Risk Management in the Supply Chains of Entomology Farms was published as an audiobook in all major platforms like iTunes, Audiobooks.com and Audible. I got the idea to do the audio version after hearing multiple sources that “yeah the thesis sounds really interesting, but I do not have the timeContinue reading “How I Created and Published an Audiobook”

Database Analysis; The Chosen Species

I published my Entomology Company Database in this website about one week ago. I already got a lot of positive feedback and also people informed me of missing companies and mistakes, thank you for that! I will keep on updating the database from now on, if you spot a line that needs updating, let meContinue reading “Database Analysis; The Chosen Species”

Sending Unannounced Live Insect Shipments Is a Really Bad Idea

A vast majority of logistics companies do not accept live insects on board. The reason is that even though insects have very different requirements than e.g mammals during transportation, they fall under the same category of “live animals”. Live animals mean extra work, extra cost and especially extra risk and for these reasons the logisticsContinue reading “Sending Unannounced Live Insect Shipments Is a Really Bad Idea”

Insect Farming Is Best Suited for the Production of Animal Feed

The companies of the growing industry of high-scale insect farming are approaching their businesses from many different angles, but where the use of insects can be justified the best is when the insects are used to create animal based feed for other animals. The “animal based feed” means feed that include proteins and other nutrientsContinue reading “Insect Farming Is Best Suited for the Production of Animal Feed”

What the Latest Avian Flu Epidemic Teaches to Insect Farmers?

In the first half of 2015 the egg production industry in USA has been hit hard with avian flu epidemic causing the staggering loss of 11 percent of the hen population all across the country. In actual number of egg-laying hens reduced just between April and June by 33 million individuals. Read these articles forContinue reading “What the Latest Avian Flu Epidemic Teaches to Insect Farmers?”

5 Questions an Investor Should Ask Before Investing into an Insect Farm

Investing into the growing industry of high-scale insect farming that has undoubtedly high potential is a case of high risk / high reward. The high reward comes from the growing and unexploited markets and the high risk from the limited knowledge and the undeveloped market environment. Here in this blog I list some of the mostContinue reading “5 Questions an Investor Should Ask Before Investing into an Insect Farm”

Thesis: Supply Chain Risk Management in Entomology Farms

My thesis “Supply Chain Risk Management in Entomology Farms Case: High scale production of human food and animal feed” was published in May 2015. The link for the downloadable PDF- file is in the end of the text. The thesis is world’s first scientific study connecting business management and high-scale insect farming for human foodContinue reading “Thesis: Supply Chain Risk Management in Entomology Farms”