Thanks for posting! Very interesting article. I think it is fascinating and extremely exciting to see products like these hitting the markets! Not just in terms of environmental sustainability but also as another option for those who have dogs riddled with sensitivities and allergies. Talk about a novel protein. LOL
They have done studies on insect protein for dogs. Looks like the digestibility and crude protein is on par with fish and chicken meal.
For those of us who do believe in the science behind climate change, there are things we can do to lessen our dog's carbon foot print.
As far as common commercially available meat goes, the general flow of sustainability from most to least is:
Chicken>Turkey>Farmed Fish>Pork>Beef>Lamb (wild caught fish varies wildly dependent on the species and the area it is caught. Check out Montery Bay Aquarium's seafoodwatch.org for best choices if you feed your dog seafood)
Feed your dogs what it does best on from lowest down the list you can.
Another thing to consider is the rise of using invasive species in pet food. Wild Boar is an invasive species in the US that finds its way into the petfood chin fairly regularly. It's been a while since I contacted the manufacturer but a few years ago Sojos was sourcing its wild boar for its food and treats from trapped/hunted board from the Southern US. Marsh dog makes treats out of invasive nutria. BareItAll is currently offering treats for both dog and cats made from invasive asian carp. The University of Maine has been researching the use of invasive green crab in pet foods, but there is nothing on the market yet. Hopefully within the next few years.
Buy these products and show demand for environmentally friendly options. More will follow suit.