About Us

The team at Planet Bugs is working to create more sustainable systems through the beneficial use of insects - as alternative feed for livestock (instead of fishmeal and fish oil), novel food ingredients (palm oil alternative & a dairy free high protein powder), alternative materials for cosmetics and detergents (oils), organic fertilizers, as super decomposers of our trash (e.g. polystyrene), and more…

Michael Campbell
I co-founded Planet Bugs to tackle the global challenges of climate change, clean water, and agricultural land use. Insects can provide humanity with nutritious, delicious, and more sustainably grown sources of proteins and fats, using a fraction of the water and land that traditional livestock require.
I’ve tackled big problems before. I spent nearly 20 years revolutionizing the financial advisory industry at Financial Engines by giving all Americans access to affordable, high quality financial advice. In the past, you needed a million dollar portfolio just to get the financial help you deserved. Now, everyone, regardless of their income or wealth, can hire an advisor who will put their clients’ interest first and charge a very reasonable fee. Best of all, consumers can choose from so many great companies (e.g., Schwab, Vanguard, Betterment, Personal Capital, and, of course, Edelman Financial Engines).
Brenden Campbell

I co-founded Planet Bugs to pursue my passion for entomophagy and help combat increasing problems within our food and packaging systems. Insects are the answer to the growing water, land, and carbon footprint concerns with our food systems. Not only do insects improve our food systems, but they can help reduce strain on our packaging systems, all while bringing a rich and delicious taste. 

In 2016 I learned about factory farming and the lengths our food system goes to feed our population. I went vegetarian for awhile, but realized I needed chicken and fish back in my diet. I was constantly searching for other answers for my nutrition needs. Eventually I found insect protein and have been hooked ever since. Fast forward to 2018 and I began studying insects ability to break down plastics, their nutrition profiles, and how we can utlize them as an alternative protein in animal feed and human food. 

I co-founded Planet Bugs in 2020 with the goal of bringing the power of insects to more people. We're starting with dried mealworms as a chicken and bird snack, but looking to make bigger impacts in the feed market...