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For This Colorado Scientist, Limiting Food Waste Starts In A Bucket Of Maggots

For This Colorado Scientist, Limiting Food Waste Starts In A Bucket Of Maggots | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
Americans waste a staggering amount of food. Instead of letting it rot and wreck the environment, some entrepreneurs want to put it to work feeding insects, and see the potential to revolutionize how we feed some of the livestock that provide us our meat.

Phil Taylor’s enthusiasm for insects is infectious. The University of Colorado Boulder research ecologist beams as he weaves through a small greenhouse in rural Boulder County, Colorado. A room about the size of a shipping container sits inside.


It's a breeding chamber, Taylor says. “I hesitate to say it, but it’s called ‘the brothel.’”

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The commercial insect sector is relatively new and the sector is facing with many research questions for further innovation of the insect chain. The Study Commission on Insects addresses all questions in the area of biomass as substrate for insect rearing, nutritional requirements of insects, insect production, processing methods of insect products, feeding value of insects (products) in animal feed, functional properties of insect products in animal feed, market applications, regulatory issues, consumer acceptance, environmental and socio-economic sustainability. Frequently joint sessions will be organised with other Study Commissions addressing different disciplines, such as animal genetics, physiology, nutrition, animal health and welfare.

The sessions organized by the Study Commission on Insects are generally well attended which makes the annual EAAP conference the most relevant annual scientific meeting for scientists working in the field of Insects for feed in Europe, with an increasing interest and participation of non-European scientists. It will also bring the positive side to expose other animal scientists to topics organized by the Study Commission on Insects and, at the


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Novel Food Regulation for crickets (Acheta Domestica) - Bugsolutely

Novel Food Regulation for crickets (Acheta Domestica) - introducing crickets as food in the European Union - possibility to create a group of applicants
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Click here to support Converting Organic Waste Into Food by Saad Ringa

Click here to support Converting Organic Waste Into Food by Saad Ringa | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
Converting Organic Waste Into Food

Modern societies produce a lot of organic waste. This waste is usually sent away to be buried in landfills. What if we could convert all the waste back to food? We can close the cycle!

By using Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL), we are converting waste into high protein feed for chickens, fish, and other livestock. The process also produces a rich compost and liquid fertilizer.

Current Production

We have been experimenting with BSFL for six years now. Up until last year, we have been harvesting about 15 lbs per month during the wild BSF season, which is from June to October. The larvae were fed to our small flock of chickens. This year, we were able to produce up to 85 lbs per month, with the first harvest in mid May. We accomplished this by saving larvae from the previous year and starting the season in a small greenhouse-type setup. We diverted more than 2,500 lbs of organic material from the landfill and our gardens benefited from loads of compost and liquid fertilizer.

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Talks on EU authorization for insect meal in fish feed

Talks on EU authorization for insect meal in fish feed | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
Discussions are underway to allow insect proteins to be authorized for feed in aquaculture, says EU Commission.
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Ce couple éleveur de mouches en Tunisie

Ce couple éleveur de mouches en Tunisie | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
Pensant que les insectes sont une source de protéines largement inexplorée, deux entrepreneurs audacieux ont décidé d'en développer la culture et la commercialisation en créant nextProtein.

La question de la consommation des insectes est encore taboue. Du moins en Europe. Elle fait débat à Bruxelles, où un lobby, l’International Platform for Insect for Food and Feed (IPIFF), défend sa légalisation.

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Ana C. Day's curator insight, October 7, 11:39 AM

"Syrine Chaalala a travaillé dans l’humanitaire avant de se consacrer à la santé animale et la sécurité alimentaire au sein de la Food and Agriculture Organization, l’organisation des Nations unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture. En 2013, elle est envoyée par cette instance à Madagascar car l’île subit une invasion dévastatrice: des criquets migrateurs ruinent les cultures d’une population déjà démunie. Alors qu’elle gère le programme de lutte antiacridienne (anti criquets) des Nations unies, Syrine fait venir son mari Mohamed Gastli, ancien ingénieur chimiste, diplômé de l’université de Toulouse. Tous deux assistent, dépités, à une éradication de criquets "à coup de biopesticides", se rappelle Mohamed. "Il y avait d’un côté des montagnes de criquets gaspillés et de l’autre une population touchée par la faim." Alors que les Malgaches perçoivent les criquets uniquement comme une menace, des experts de la FAO étudient la question de leur consommation par l’homme."

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The edible-insect industry has grown big enough to start lobbying Washington

The edible-insect industry has grown big enough to start lobbying Washington | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
The edible-insect business has been growing, from a cottage industry to one forging inroads at health food stores and gyms across the country. In fact, the sector has grown so much that it now has a trade group that will lobby on its behalf in Washington and promote the industry through marketing. The North American Edible Insec
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Black Soldier Fly industry: more enthusiasm than scientific know-how? - Entomofago

Black Soldier Fly industry: more enthusiasm than scientific know-how? - Entomofago | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
an you explain the importance of the substrates in BSF farming? What’s the best formula?
BSF larvae cannot process wastes made up principally of complex cellulose or lignocellulose fibers (the types of polymers present in solid wood, sticks, straw, barks, cardboard, paper, etc.). They also have difficulty breaking down waste too rich in lipids, for example, wastes heavily loaded with grease, vegetable oils, or fats. They can handle meats so long as the composition in the waste is not more than about 10 to 15% of the waste, but fail to thrive on too rich of a meat diet.
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Drying 1 tonne of insects in 3 hours

Drying 1 tonne of insects in 3 hours | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
The ENTODRYA is the winning concept from the PROteINSECT student engineering competition. This concept can dry one tonne of insects in just three hours.
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Replacement of soybean cake with insect meal

Replacement of soybean cake with insect meal | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
When soybean cake was replaced by insect meal, no drop in feed intake or egg production was noticed, a recent trial showed.
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PROteINSECT: 'The process towards adoption of insect protein in feed (in the EU) is already underway'

PROteINSECT: 'The process towards adoption of insect protein in feed (in the EU) is already underway' | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
Researchers, publishing the findings of extensive feeding trials with insect derived meal today, called for a review of insect protein legislation in the EU and funding to help address its protein deficit.
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La mouche : un nouvel or noir... et vert à la fois ? / Actualités / MesCoursesPourLaPlanète.com

La mouche : un nouvel or noir... et vert à la fois ? / Actualités / MesCoursesPourLaPlanète.com | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
La mouche : un nouvel or noir... et vert à la fois ?
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PROteINSECT: 'The process towards adoption of insect protein in feed (in the EU) is already underway'

PROteINSECT: 'The process towards adoption of insect protein in feed (in the EU) is already underway' | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
Researchers, publishing the findings of extensive feeding trials with insect derived meal today, called for a review of insect protein legislation in the EU and funding to help address its protein deficit.
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60 second interview: InnovaFeed bitten by the bug

60 second interview: InnovaFeed bitten by the bug | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
The biotech company, only founded in 2015, produces insect meal and oil and is focused on the aquaculture sector; it is also exploring how to use the antibacterial properties of insect larvae.

As it is set to boost output by early 2017, we got the low down on InnovaFeed's ambitions from its one of the co-founders, Guillaume Gras:

FeedNavigator: Can you expand on the development of InnovaFeed's R&D capabilities this summer?

Guillaume Gras: By locating our headquarters and R&D facility at Genopole, we anchored our base in France, which has the largest agro-industry in Europe. It’s a pillar of our strategy given that the entire business model for the insect industry relies on the ability to source nutritious, traceable, plant-based by-products at an affordable price.

This long-term located in such a favorable environment also allow us to attract talented people to [what is] one of the most promising and flourishing industry for the coming decades.


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For these entrepreneurs, cutting back on food waste starts in a maggot bucket | Harvest Public Media

For these entrepreneurs, cutting back on food waste starts in a maggot bucket | Harvest Public Media | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
Americans waste a staggering amount of food. Instead of letting it rot and wreck the environment, some entrepreneurs want to put it to work feeding insects, and see the potential to revolutionize how we feed some of the livestock that provide us our meat.

Phil Taylor’s enthusiasm for insects is infectious. The University of Colorado Boulder research ecologist beams as he weaves through a small greenhouse in rural Boulder County, Colorado. A room about the size of a shipping container sits inside.

“We call this the breeding chamber,” Taylor says. “I hesitate to say it, but it’s called ‘the brothel.’”

The room’s nickname comes in part from what happens inside. Its interior is packed full of flies - 20,000 black soldier flies, to be precise - having sex. As they land, they face away from each other and shimmy their legs until their abdomens touch.


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Talks on EU authorization for insect meal in fish feed

Talks on EU authorization for insect meal in fish feed | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
Discussions are underway to allow insect proteins to be authorized for feed in aquaculture, says EU Commission.
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In An Atlanta Warehouse, Grubbly Is Building A Giant Bug-Growing Machine

In An Atlanta Warehouse, Grubbly Is Building A Giant Bug-Growing Machine | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
While Japanese indoor farming companies use robots to grow lettuce in fully automated greenhouses, a startup in the U.S. hopes to do the same thing for grubs. Grubbly Farms, based in Atlanta, is building an automated system to feed black soldier fly larvae food waste and then use the larvae as animal feed in agriculture.

The founders, two recent college grads, started experimenting with bugs in their apartment after learning that insects could help solve some of farming's sustainability problems. Chickens that eat soy grown on deforested land could eat bugs instead; farmed fish could eat meal made from grubs rather than overfished ocean fish.

"We ordered our first 700 larvae off Amazon," says Grubbly Farms co-founder Patrick Pittaluga. "We hatched the larvae into flies and started breeding flies in our laundry room of our apartment while Sean [his co-founder] was still at Georgia Tech."

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Enterra gets Canadian regulatory backing for insect larvae in chicken feed

Enterra gets Canadian regulatory backing for insect larvae in chicken feed | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
Canada’s Enterra Feed Corporation has received regulatory approval for use of its whole dried Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae as a feed ingredient for poultry broilers.
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Water Gel Offers Great Benefits for Insect Farming

Water Gel Offers Great Benefits for Insect Farming | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
Insects like mealworm and different cricket species require a separate water source along their main food.The usual water source offered is usually vegetables as such potatoes and carrots. Some companies like the industry leader Entomo Farms water is offered in open, drinkable form. Bio waste is a possible water source as well. All the mentioned forms of water have one plus side, but a long list of negatives. The only plus side is cheap initial price.

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Fishmeal has shifted from being a bulk commodity traded on price to a strategic ingredient: Rabobank

Fishmeal has shifted from being a bulk commodity traded on price to a strategic ingredient: Rabobank | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
Fishmeal has moved from being a commodity to a high priced strategic ingredient in feed where other protein sources cannot be used, says Rabobank and the IFFO agrees.
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Research looks at safe sustainable use of insects

Research looks at safe sustainable use of insects | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
Dutch feed company ForFarmers is participating in a research project from Wageningen UR, the Netherlands aiming to guarantee the quality of insects for use in animal feed and/or human food. The researchers are looking at, for example, any possible build-up and/or secretion of chemicals by insects following the use of new raw materials in insect feed.
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Les protéines d'insectes dans les aliments pour animaux

Les protéines d'insectes dans les aliments pour animaux | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
Les larves d'insectes comme source de protéines pour l'alimentation des animaux

Le projet financé par l'UE intitulé PROTEINSECT a recommandé une révision complète d
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Possible green light for insect meal in 2016

Possible green light for insect meal in 2016 | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
The insect sector has pleaded for the revision of EU legislation in order to allow insect proteins for use as feed for aquaculture animals.
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EU: Insect protein use in aqua feed likely within 12 months, says industry insider

EU: Insect protein use in aqua feed likely within 12 months, says industry insider | Insect rearers | Scoop.it
DG Santé, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, is currently reviewing legislation to allow insect derived meal to be included in the diets of farmed fish, according to the IPIFF.
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