Are you Ready for Bug-Fed Beef? Tyson Plans Insect-Based Feed for Livestock

Tyson is building a “bug factory,” where black soldier flies will be bred, incubated, and fed cow poop… and then, the larvae will be ground up and added to livestock feed…

If they can’t get you to eat bugs in your protein shakes, Big Food is going to sneak them into your meat.

Tyson Foods, one of the largest beef, pork and chicken producers in the world, proudly announced last month it will soon be feeding your meat bugs.

Tyson has invested in and partnered with insect-protein company Protix to build an “insect ingredient facility” in the U.S.

“It will be the first facility of its kind to upcycle food [waste] byproducts into high-quality insect proteins and lipids which will primarily be used in the pet food, aquaculture, and livestock industries,” the company wrote in a press release.

The facility will house “all aspects of insect-protein production including breeding, incubating, and hatching insect larvae.  In addition to ingredients for the aquaculture and pet food industries, processed larvae may also be used as ingredients within livestock and plant feed.”

“One feature of being in the animal protein business is having to figure out … how to derive value from” waste, a Tyson spokesperson told CNN. “In this case, Tyson can send what’s in the stomach of cattle it has processed to a Protix facility.”