In order to align with British farmers' 2030 zero-emissions goals set by the government, Morrisons will offer consumers "carbon-neutral" eggs produced by hens fed with insects rather than soya feed..The University of Cambridge deemed the system to be carbon-neutral after its report examined the full production, including the insect growing unit, food waste transport, sourcing of locally-grown grain and hen housing and care..The England-based company plan includes how these insects will be fed by saved food waste from retailer’s bakery, fruit and vegetable sites..Sophie Throup, head of agriculture at Morrisons, said: “This is our first carbon-neutral product and there will be many more to come. It’s all part of our drive to be directly supplied only by ‘zero emission’ British farms by 2030.".“We know our customers consider the environmental impact of the food they eat and want affordable zero emission produce.".“Eggs are a regular weekly purchase for most households and so we’re thrilled that after 18 months of hard work with our farmers, these eggs are finally hitting our shelves," said Throup..A Cambridge start-up, Better Origin has supplies 10 insect "mini farm" containers to Morrisons free-range egg farms in order to eliminate soya on these farms. . Chickens eating larvaeFeeding hens on insect larvae .Live insects along with a supplementary diet using other local sources of protein will sustain the laying hens..Better Origin claims the 10 containers will save 5,737 tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions per year (comparable to taking 1,240 cars off the road) and will mitigate 1,500 tonnes of food waste per year..The university report found eliminating soya from the production process avoids the emissions associated with large-scale deforestation to grow the crop in places such as Brazil as well as the transport pollution from shipping the feed..Ian Bamford, commercial director of the Centre for Industrial Sustainability at the University of Cambridge, said “We were very pleased to have the opportunity to review and analyze the approach Morrisons have taken to calculating the carbon impact of several of their egg producers.".Insects are not a new addition to a natural chicken diet, though many hens in egg production have only had grain and soy rich pellets in their lifetime, reported The Guardian.