pMeal (Protein Meal)
pMeal (protein meal) is the protein product of River Road Research made from insects (black soldier fly larvae) fed on iMeal formulas. Our goal is to reach a price point where pMeal becomes cheaper than fish meal, the main protein source for livestock. Fish meal is currently produced from small fish such as anchovy and menhaden, and the overfishing of the ocean to produce fish meal is one of the main causes of ecosystem collapse in the world’s oceans. Imagine the day when most protein sources on earth will come from reclaiming nutrients from food waste and other unused agriculture products.