White Paper

We’ve embarked on a journey that began in ancient Asia over 3,000 years ago, sparked a movement, and found its way to your pet’s dinner bowl.

Koji, our rockstar ingredient, is a complete protein that contains all 10 essential amino acids dogs need. 

By examining the molecular building blocks of amino acids, carbohydrates and fats found in Koji, we are developing new ways of making foods by revisiting ancient practices.

Read the Research Behind Wild Earth

Veterinarians, food scientists, ethicists, environmentalists, and pet lovers realize there has to be a better way to feed our dogs.

The pet food industry takes a toll on the environment. A 2017 UCLA study estimated that dog- and cat-food consumption is responsible for 64 million tons of carbon dioxide per year released into the environment. Pets eat an estimated 30 percent of all meat in the United States, making them equivalent to the fifth largest country in the world in terms of meat consumption.

Along with ingredients, pet food safety is an increasing concern. Pet food recalls have risen dramatically over the past decade, revealing serious problems with manufacturing, ingredient sourcing, and pharmaceutical and bacterial contaminants of meat sources, such as the recent recall of 107 million cans of dog food contaminated with the veterinary euthanasia drug pentobarbital.

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Sustainable Pet Food for the Future

Koji, an ancient food and a modern protein.

By Ernie Ward DVM, Drea Burbank MD, Ron Shigeta PhD, Abril Estrada PhD

Sustainable Pet Food for the Future