Woven is holding a series of webinars featuring sessions led by members of our Expert Panel. Jo Wise from Monkfield Nutrition will be hosting this one on Friday 11th December at 12pm UTC.
Jo started breeding insects commercially around 30 years ago, principally supplying the reptile food market. Today, his company, Monkfield Nutrition Ltd, employs 120 people in the UK, is the largest commercial breeder of insects in the UK, and has just relocated to larger premises giving them significantly increased capacity to be able to supply the human food market. They have 4 species of crickets available for the market, Acheta domesticus (house cricket), Gryllodes sigillatus (banded cricket), Gryllus bimaculatus (black cricket) and Gryllus assimilis (Silent cricket), as well as the Desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria. They have a supply capability of around 700kg of dried product per week.