Founded in 2011 in Paris, France by scientists and environmental activists, Ynsect transforms insects into premium, high-value ingredients for pets, fish, plants, and human beings. From its purpose-built state of the art farms, Ynsect offers an organic, long-term sustainable solution to accelerate consumption of protein and plants. Due to its negative carbon activity, Ynsect uses pioneering proprietary technology protected globally by c.300 patents to produce Molitor and Buffalo mealworms in vertical farms. Ynsect is currently building its third production unit, the largest vertical farm in the world, in Amiens, France and operates two sites in France (since 2016) and the Netherlands (since 2017). The company's 200 employees has raised c. $425 million from leading global investors and is exporting its products worldwide. The company received the B Corp certification in 2021. Ynsect's activity is carbon negative and meets the highest standards of verified social and environ mental performance.