Pet Food Has a Massive Carbon Footprint. Bug-Based Proteins Can Change That

Brands like Jiminy's and Lovebug aim to make feeding furry companions more sustainable

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Americans have a lot of pets—and those pets eat a lot of meat, with massive implications for the climate.

To shrink the carbon footprint of our furry companions, brands like Jiminy’s and Lovebug want to swap animal protein for insects.

“Our dogs eat the same thing every day. Swap it with a sustainable alternative, and you basically get all of their eating occasions,” Jiminy’s CEO Anne Carlson told Adweek. “You can have massive impact with each and every dog that you convert.”

Between 1988 and 2022, the percentage of U.S.

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