We manufacture and market sustainable insect-based feed ingredients, backed by strong technical expertise and a commitment to quality and customer service. Our Core Purpose: To harness the power of insects to feed and care for the world. Enterra uses nature`s recyclers - insects - to convert nutrients in pre-consumer waste food into a renewable source of protein, oil and organic fertilizer. We’re a local company based in Vancouver, BC but our unique system can be replicated just about anywhere in the world. It’s the future of global food security.
At Enterra, we’re on a mission to secure the future of the world’s food supply by solving two major global problems: food waste and nutrient shortage.
Over 30% of the world’s food supply is wasted and sent to landfills or composting operations where most of the nutrients are lost. Meanwhile feed manufacturers around the world are searching for a sustainable alternative to traditional protein sources to feed the animals that are fed to people.
Enterra’s natural process provides a sustainable solution to both of these problems by using insects to upcycle complex nutrients in waste food into sustainable protein, oil and natural fertilizer. Our protein and oil products are a valuable source of nutrients for animal feed, and our natural fertilizer is a nutrient-rich soil conditioner for use in organic crop production. In short, we create Renewable Food for Animals and Plants™.
Our Mission: We manufacture and market sustainable insect-based feed ingredients, backed by strong technical expertise and a commitment to quality and customer service
Our Core Values: Quality, Integrity, Innovation
A rafting vacation in 2007 on the Firth River in Canada’s North brought together lifelong entrepreneur Brad Marchant and well-known environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki. They didn’t know each other before the trip, but their conversations during that vacation – about the sustainability of aquaculture feed – planted the seeds for a business idea.
Dr. Suzuki has gained international recognition as an advocate for the environment. While he and Brad were fishing together, he shared his concerns about the depletion of wild fish stocks and their use as aquaculture feed.
Brad asked him, “What would be better?”, and David pointed to the end of the fishing rod, “How about insects and their larvae?” And thus began the journey of Enterra and the genesis of Renewable Food for Animals and Plants™.