Our Commitment

We CareBeyond gastronomy, we worry about other important things such as people, their traditions, their culture, and their environment.
One of the reasons we started working with certain edible insects is that they have been consumed for centuries. Aside from being delicious, they represent a tangible solution to many of our current environmental troubles and lack of food in the world.
One of our motivations was the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recommendation on consumption of insects in their report "Edible Insects: Future prospects for food and feed security" published in 2013.
Insects are much more efficient than animals when it comes to protein production; they require less food to produce the same amount of protein. For example, with 10 pounds of seeds we could obtain 6 pounds of grasshoppers, meanwhile we would only obtain 1 pound of beef.
By increasing our insect consumption, we would need less land for farming, less water, less deforestation, and would lower our greenhouse gas emissions.
 Join the Merci Mercado family and bring to your table not only a delicious food product but also a healthy, versatile, and sustainable one!