Pet Food from Bugs – level 3

11-10-2020 15:00

The company Nestle is putting something new on the menu for our four-legged friends.

This month, the Swiss giant is starting to make pet food from insects, and strong demand is expected from Eco-conscious customers. According to Nestle, bug-based food is more environmentally friendly, as it reduces dependence on conventional meat. Nestle’s Purina Beyond Nature’s Protein range comes in two flavors, with one featuring protein from black soldier fly larvae.

The market has been pioneered by smaller brands; however, the demand seems sufficient to make the products available at the Swiss chain Coop which already sells insect-based snacks and burgers for human consumption. Nestle said that this year’s events boosted demand because people spent more time at home. People bonded with their pets and they wanted to spoil them with pricier food.

Difficult words: Eco-conscious (the situation when you think about the environment), conventional (considered ordinary or normal), pioneer (to be the first one to use or apply something new), bond (to develop a strong relationship with someone).

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