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Insects to feed the world

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The demand for meat is expected to grow by about 70% up to 2050. However, the land area used for livestock production is currently 80 percent of total agricultural land use. Increasing yields on existing agricultural land is a possibility, but there are limitations to further intensification of the use of croplands. Other mitigation measures possibilities are to increase the efficiency of the food chain from ‘field to fork”, to increase yield of pastures or to change diets towards food commodities requiring less land. One of the options is to use insects as food and feed.

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Because fish don’t eat corn! | Dayton City Paper

Because fish don’t eat corn! | Dayton City Paper | Insects | Scoop.it
EnviroFlight’s creative insect solutions By Kevin J. Gray Photo: EnviroFlight founder Glen Courtright has created a sustainable way to make proteins and fa

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Are black soldier flies an invasive species - Black Soldier Fly Blog

Are black soldier flies an invasive species - Black Soldier Fly Blog | Insects | Scoop.it
Black soldier flies are thought to have originated in the southeastern United states. If so, then they are non-natives at least in other countries, but are they disrupting and replacing other species?

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Symton BSF Solutions's curator insight, December 22, 2013 1:34 AM

They are found here in Pennsylvania, native species

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Got Black Soldier Flies? | Say Goodbye to Houseflies, Gnats & Fruit ...

Got Black Soldier Flies? | Say Goodbye to Houseflies, Gnats & Fruit ... | Insects | Scoop.it
Black Soldier fly (BSF) larvae grown off of food scrap and agricultural waste could one day replace much of fish meal as a high quality protein and lipid supplement in animal feedstock formulations (see, for example, Black ...

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Symton BSF Solutions's curator insight, December 22, 2013 2:54 PM

black soldier fly larvae can out compete the food sources over house fly larvae. Once the black soldier fly larvae fully colonized the compost pile, less and less housefly would be seen.

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Mass Production of Black Soldier Fly Prepupae for Aquaculture Diets

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Article about Mass Production of Black Soldier Fly Prepupae for Aquaculture Diets (Mass Production of Black Soldier Fly Prepupae for Aquaculture Diets http://t.co/ED74gSESRJ)...

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Symton BSF Solutions's curator insight, December 22, 2013 2:58 PM

integrating black soldier fly farming with aquaponic production can significantly increase the efficiency of the system, and the farmer can have more control on the feedstocks they are managing.

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Black Soldier Fly - Hermetia Illucens

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Organic Value Recovery Solutions uses the Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia Illucens) to convert waste streams into high-value protein and a soil remediation product.

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Symton BSF Solutions's curator insight, December 27, 2013 12:27 PM

It's native to America and then spread out to all continents that are moist and warm during WWII

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PROTEINSECT: About The Project

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Building the Black Soldier Fly Bin | The High Desert Chronicles

Building the Black Soldier Fly Bin | The High Desert Chronicles | Insects | Scoop.it
Yesterday and today Dom was busy putting together the black soldier fly larvae bin. It's basically a large tote with a lid.

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Symton BSF Solutions's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:09 PM

Good work on the design. But not a good idea to set this up indoor cause the odor and the less sunlight available.

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FAO / IFIF ‘Feed Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry’ published in French

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the French language version of the “Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry”.


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integrating BSFL with Aquaponics?

integrating BSFL with Aquaponics? | Insects | Scoop.it
Why not? Black soldier fly larvae have the protein, lipid, and minerals that fish needs to grow, and they are easily to grow by anyones. Studies have shown that when 50% of diets for catfish is...

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Symton BSF Solutions's curator insight, January 21, 2014 6:18 PM

a nutrient rich and cost effective source for aquaponic fish diets

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Black Soldier Fly Larvae

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BSFL (Black Soldier Fly Larvae) The maggots of this fly compost organic waste without odor or disease transmission. The pupae self-harvest by crawling to a high point and dropping into a collection container.

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Ana C. Day's curator insight, January 29, 2014 3:45 AM

"The BSF larvae have excellent nutrient benefits and add many macro and micro nutrients that cannot be added any other way. A small 5 gallon bucket can produce several thousand BSF larvae a season and get rid of organic waste as the same time. BSF odors, which are not repulsive to humans, are repulsive to the common black house fly.

Not to mention that they simply grow out of food scraps you would normally throw away.

The larvae can also be frozen and fed to fish when it’s cooler, and there are no flies composting, or you could overwinter your colony and keep them warm enough to keep going all year round.

DIY Homemade BSFL composter"
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MealFood Europe producirá el escarabajo de harina para enriquecer la alimentación de especies cinegeticas!

MealFood Europe producirá el escarabajo de harina para enriquecer la alimentación de especies cinegeticas! | Insects | Scoop.it
Fundación Bases

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▶ Go behind the scenes at an innovative "bug farm" in Ohio - YouTube

Go behind the scenes at an innovative "bug farm" in Ohio, where engineer and entrepreneur Glen Courtright harnesses the power of flies to turn food waste int...

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Ana C. Day's curator insight, April 21, 2014 5:38 PM

Enviroflight !!

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Chicken Food: Black Soldier Fly Larvae/Phoenix Worms

Chicken Food:  Black Soldier Fly Larvae/Phoenix Worms | Insects | Scoop.it
Warning:  images of larvae and rotten, moldy food can be found in this post. Scroll down at your own peril. I came across an interesting idea while I was researching aquaponics.  Murray Hallam showed a device called a BioPod.

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Symton BSF Solutions's curator insight, December 22, 2013 1:40 AM

the fastest way to decompose scraps

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Farm432: Insect Breeding

Farm 432 enables people to turn against the dysfunctional system of current meat production by growing their own protein source at home. After 432 hours, 1 g...

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Symton BSF Solutions's curator insight, December 22, 2013 2:22 PM

black soldier fly larvae is even edible to human, so must it be safe to chicken and fish

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Video: black soldier fly farming collections

If you are new to this topic and you don't know what is happening, watch the videos below then you can have a better idea. These videos are selected from Youtube.com, where black soldier fly farmers...

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Symton BSF Solutions's curator insight, December 27, 2013 12:11 PM

A collection of videos made for you

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Intensive Black soldier fly  farming

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Black soldier fly is native to most area in the United States, but the density of the population might vary across states. If you don't see them frequently in your area, it means you don't have...

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John Morrow's curator insight, May 24, 2014 10:20 AM

Amazing post, I wouldn't want to farm them myself tho

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FAO & University organise Insects to feed the world conference

FAO & University organise Insects to feed the world conference | Insects | Scoop.it
The FAO and Wageningen University will host a conference in May in the Netherlands with the focus on using insects to the world. It will held at the Hotel Reehorst, Ede, Netherlands 14-17 May 2014. People who are interested in attending have got the opportunity to register for an early bird fee until 15 February 2014.

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Mass Production of Black Soldier Fly Prepupae for Aquaculture Diets

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Symton BSF Solutions's curator insight, January 1, 2014 7:43 PM

We recently noticed that fishes live in aquaponic system need a relatively longer time to learn eating black soldier fly larvae. We think it's because the smell of larvae is not familiar to what the fish used to eat. One solution could be mixing the larvae with soaked fishmeal that the fishes are used to eat, and let the larvae have a meal of the feed then the larvae got the smell on them and the fishes should be responsive to the new feed. Once they learned, they learned. 

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Intensive Black soldier fly  farming

Intensive Black soldier fly  farming | Insects | Scoop.it
Black soldier fly is native to most area in the United States, but the density of the population might vary across states. If you don't see them frequently in your area, it means you don't have...

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John Morrow's curator insight, May 24, 2014 10:20 AM

Amazing post, I wouldn't want to farm them myself tho

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FAO / IFIF ‘Feed Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry’ published in French

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the French language version of the “Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry”.


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