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Expert consultation: “Assessing the Potential of Insects as Food and Feed in assuring Food Security”, 23-25 January 2012, FA

Expert consultation: “Assessing the Potential of Insects as Food and Feed in assuring Food Security”, 23-25 January 2012, FA | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
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THIS IS amazing material, FAO's most importan  Summary Report regarding insects as food / feed world wide. cant wait for the next step !!!

 

"Insects for livestock and fish feed

Given that regulations to use insects as feed for fish and livestock are less strict than when insects are used as food, the use of waste streams (of organic matter includingmanure) becomes easier and probably does not need to be refined. MarketsThe urgency to find alternative protein sources for feed has resulted in high market acceptance and market recognition for insects. For fish and poultry, insects are already natural feed. 

 

http://foris.fao.org/preview/31654-08b9c12f60eda84d122b1ad454c381bb4.pdf 

 

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Top 10 Insect Feed Companies - 4ento

Top 10 Insect Feed Companies - 4ento | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
Insect feed for animals is now a reality. Find out which companies are leading the way and how they are producing revolutionary insect based products.
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C'est plutôt les 10 plus actives en communication ...

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People love chickens that are “vegetarian fed.” Here’s why that’s bad for the birds.

People love chickens that are “vegetarian fed.” Here’s why that’s bad for the birds. | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
Many of the largest U.S. sellers of organic eggs boast that their hens are vegetarian, and for an increasingly food-curious public, this may be great advertising.

A carton of Eggland’s Best advertises that the company uses “vegetarian fed hens.” Horizon promises that their eggs “come from hens that are fed a 100% organic, vegetarian diet.” Land O Lakes hens have a diet with no animal fat or by-products.
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This method of raising chickens is rare, but advocates say the availability of pasture could help resolve the methionine deficit - the birds would get proteins from bugs.

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That has left organic farmers scrambling for sources. So far, they’ve explored Brazil nuts, insect larvae and fish meal.

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Will Harris of White Oak Pastures, a Georgia farm that raises birds, has been experimenting with feeding them the larvae of black soldier flies. The intent, he said, is to more closely mimic what a natural chicken diet might be.

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PAPs, nitrites, insect feed and mycotoxins: Commission reveals feed legislation roadmap

PAPs, nitrites, insect feed and mycotoxins: Commission reveals feed legislation roadmap | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
What is the EU regulatory timeline looking like around the use of processed animal protein (PAP) in poultry and pig feed? We reveal that and more after catching up with key policymakers in Brussels.
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"FeedNavigator: Now turning to another hot topic, when does the Commission expect to draft regulation around the use of insect protein in pigs and poultry diets in the EU? 

DG Sante: The Commission mandated EFSA to make a risk assessment about [the safety of] insects for food and feed. The opinion is expected in September 2015. Once received, the Commission will evaluate the opinion and see how to take this issue further."

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Brad Marchant pres. d'Enterra Feed, un bel exemple d'innovation agro par le biais des insectes

Brad Marchant pres. d'Enterra Feed, un bel exemple d'innovation agro par le biais des insectes | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it

Brad Marchant pres. d'Enterra Feed, un bel exemple d'innovation agro par le biais des insectes #LesPerspectives

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Call for legislation for insect products to be animal feed - Agriland

Call for legislation for insect products to be animal feed - Agriland | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
Europe should legislate for insect products to be a sustainable source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed, insect producers have said.
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"The IPIFF says that insects are an abundantly available resource with a high nutritional value and a tiny ecological footprint and insect products can be applied in many different fields, not only in the food and feed sectors, but in the future also in the area of green chemistry or fertilizers."

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Favourable views on insects as animal feed

Favourable views on insects as animal feed | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
It seems the idea of using insects in animal feed is generally looked upon favourably by consumers and industry, according to research by Ghent University in Belgium.
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EU Urged to Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source

EU Urged to Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
EU - European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed, said insect producers at a meeting in Brussels formally establishing the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF).
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"Insects are an abundantly available resource with a high nutritional value and a tiny ecological footprint. They offer a valuable and sustainable addition to soybean and fishmeal, the most common protein sources for aquaculture and livestock. Meal worms (Tenebrio Molitor), according to studies (FAO 2013, Wageningen University), convert 10 kg of cereals into 7 kg of insect meal, a conversion factor seven to eight times higher than that of cattle. "

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'Benefit perception was generally stronger than risk perception' finds survey evaluating market acceptance of insect derived feed

'Benefit perception was generally stronger than risk perception' finds survey evaluating market acceptance of insect derived feed | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
A newly published survey of farmers, agriculture sector stakeholders and consumers shows attitudes towards the idea of using insects in animal feed were generally favorable.
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Do we get a true, comprehensive perception of risks, indeed ?
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Insects in fish and poultry diets most accepted

Insects in fish and poultry diets most accepted | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it

The use of insects in animal feed is one potential solution to improve the sustainability of animal diets and maintain legitimacy for livestock production within society.This is one of the conclusions from a research team from Ghent University's Faculty of Bioscience Engineering who interviewed 196 farmers, 137 agriculture sector stakeholders and 82 citizen/consumers about insect-based animal feed and the resulting livestock products.

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"Agriculture sector stakeholders reported the most favourable attitude towards the use of insects in animal feed (average score of 4.16 on a scale from 1 to 5), followed by citizens (3.89) and farmers (3.83). This idea was most warmly welcomed for fish and poultry feed, followed by pig feed, and to a lower extent pet food and cattle feed. Feed with insects was perceived to be more sustainable, to have a better nutritive value for animals, but a lower microbiological safety as compared to conventional feed."

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Graduates discover a future with maggots - Taipei Times

Graduates discover a future with maggots - Taipei Times | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
A team of recent National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences graduates who started a business farming maggots as an alternative chicken feed and organic fertilizer have won an award from the Ministry of Education as well as sponsorship.
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Insect meals could replace up to 100% of soymeal, fishmeal in animal feeds | Undercurrent News

Insect meals could replace up to 100% of soymeal, fishmeal in animal feeds | Undercurrent News | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it

Insect meals could potentially replace between 25 and 100% of the soy meal or fishmeal in animal feeds, according to a meta-study accepted for publication in Animal Feed Science and Technology, FeedNavegator.com reported.

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"The researchers, led by Harinder Makkar of the Food and Agriculture Organization, conducted a review of existing research on the five major inspect species that are emerging as potential animal feed products: black soldier fly, mealworm, locusts, grasshoppers and crickets, housefly maggots and silkworms."

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Use of insects in animal feed seen as favorable by farmers, sector and consumers

Use of insects in animal feed seen as favorable by farmers, sector and consumers | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it

The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products are generally favorable, so has recent scientific research shown.

The idea of using insects in animal feed was rejected by only 17% of a sample of 415 farmers, agriculture sector stakeholders and consumers from Flanders, Belgium. Resulting livestock products were perceived to be more sustainable, nutritious and healthy, but at risk of presence of off-flavors and allergens, and less easily marketable, according to a study published in Animal Feed Science and Technology (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2015.04.001).

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The use of insects in animal feed is one potential solution to improve the sustainability of animal diets and maintain legitimacy for livestock production within society.

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IPIFF: EU should allow insects in animal feed | Undercurrent News

IPIFF: EU should allow insects in animal feed | Undercurrent News | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it

IPIFF is asking for the revision of the EU feed legislation in order to allow insect products reared on 100% vegetables substrates to be used as sources of proteins for aquaculture, poultry and pigs.

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Fly Farm to Harvest Maggots for Animal Feed - YouTube

South African entrepreneur Jason Drew has started a company called AgriProtein that will grow, harvest, process, press and dry fly maggots to be used for ani...
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Ynsect: what's behind this Yellow Biotech champion? - Labiotech.eu

Ynsect: what's behind this Yellow Biotech champion? - Labiotech.eu | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
How do you manage a planet with a growing population and a growing consumption when you have a limited amount of ressources to feed them?
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"But when you try to disrupt a market, it’s never easy. Currently only pet food applications are authorized in Europe for insect products. So the only available product of Ynsect, the TMP-Y365 (yes the name sucks!) only goes to pet food applications. To change this situation, Ynsect became a founding member of Ipiff, the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed, which tries to change the European legislation about insect products. A nice way to say that Ynsect is lobbying with several other insect producers to change the current situation and legislation, and here, I think it’s worth it!"

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UK team shows insect feed comparable to fishmeal

UK team shows insect feed comparable to fishmeal | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it

Insect derived protein meal has a similar amino acid profile to fishmeal and can be used in broiler diets with no effect on weight gain or FCR, found a UK research project.
AB Agri, together with the UK’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA), has been involved in a three year initiative, partly funded by Innovate UK, to assess the nutritional value of insect protein, based on house fly larvae, Musca domestica, for poultry.

Ana C. Day's insight:

"Insects, or more specifically insect larvae, comprise a new source of protein that is said to have advantage over traditional sources in that several species can be reared upon a wide range of low value organic materials to produce protein with minimum land footprint."

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Cheryl Preyer's curator insight, April 22, 6:03 PM

This is what it will take to feed the number of people we expect on the planet in just a few decades.

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EN IMAGES. Les 10 jeunes Français les plus innovants en 2015 selon le MIT

EN IMAGES. Les 10 jeunes Français les plus innovants en 2015 selon le MIT | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
Chaque année, la MIT Technology review, avec l'Atelier BNP Paribas, sélectionne dix jeunes Français de moins de 35 ans, dont elle estime que les innovations résolvent de grands challenges. Le palmarès 2015.
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Insects as Animal Feed Seen as Favourable

Insects as Animal Feed Seen as Favourable | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
BELGIUM - The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products are generally favourable, so has recent scientific research shown.
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"Agriculture sector stakeholders reported the most favourable attitude towards the use of insects in animal feed (average score of 4.16 on a scale from 1 to 5), followed by citizens (3.89) and farmers (3.83). This idea was most warmly welcomed for fish and poultry feed, followed by pig feed, and to a lower extent pet food and cattle feed. Feed with insects was perceived to be more sustainable, to have a better nutritive value for animals, but a lower microbiological safety as compared to conventional feed."

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Insectes comestibles : une industrie à inventer

Insectes comestibles : une industrie à inventer | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
Depuis quelques années, les insectes comestibles sont considérés comme une source alternative de protéines pour une population humaine qui devrait gagner 2 milliards d'individus d'ici à 2050. Les insectes ont, en effet, besoin de peu d'espace et de peu d'eau, produisent peu de déchets et pourraient même consommer une partie des nôtres. Encore faut-il pouvoir fabriquer ces protéines à un coût compétitif. Comme le montre cette vidéo réalisée par CNRS Le Journal, c'est toute une filière scientifico-industrielle qui est en train de se mettre en place en France et en Europe afin de trouver les meilleures méthodes et techniques pour pouvoir passer à une production d'insectes à très grande échelle.
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Insects Equal Soy Nutrition in Animal Feed

Insects Equal Soy Nutrition in Animal Feed | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
UK - Insects perform as well as soy as a source of protein in nutritional tests, according to research presented by Maureen Wakefield at the British Society of Animal Science conference this week, writes Alice Mitchell for ThePigSite.
Ms Wakefield and her colleagues at the Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) and AB Agri have been investigating the possibility of using the insects as a sustainable protein source in animals in Britain, particularly focussing on chickens, pigs and fish.
With the EU only 25-30 per cent self sufficient in crop protein, new sources of protein are needed to replace unsustainable imported soy.
Insects are a good candidate because they can live on waste such as manure or food waste, and rapidly convert it into protein-rich insect biomass.
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"The researchers used larvae of the house fly Musca domestica in their experiments. They have managed to optimise the production methods of the fly larvae, establishing the best conditions for the larvae to grow in.

Nutritional profiling of the larvae showed that protein levels were generally more than 50 per cent of dry matter. 

The amino acid profile of the larvae feed showed that levels of methionine, lysine and others were the same or higher than in soy feeds.

In addition, the content of some minerals in the insect feed was higher than in soy."

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How One South African Entrepreneur Hopes to Make Millions From Maggots

How One South African Entrepreneur Hopes to Make Millions From Maggots | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
Self-described Eco-Capitalist Jason Drew of AgriProtein is farming flies to feed the world, clean up waste, and make a mint in the process
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Market Opens Up to Use of Insect Protein in Animal Feed

Market Opens Up to Use of Insect Protein in Animal Feed | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
16 Apr 2015 --- European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed. Insect producers issued this call this week in Brussels, where they came together to formally establish IPIFF, the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed.
Ana C. Day's insight:

"A research team from Ghent University’s Faculty of Bioscience Engineering interviewed 196 farmers, 137 agriculture sector stakeholders and 82 citizen/consumers about their attitudes, product attribute beliefs, perceived benefits, risks and concerns, and willingness-to-accept and use insect-based animal feed and the resulting livestock products. "

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EU Should Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source

EU Should Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
EU - European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed, said insect producers at a meeting in Brussels formally establishing the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF).
Ana C. Day's insight:

"The current EU legislation is not tailored to insect proteins specificities. This lack of legal certainty is jeopardising the investments and production plans of companies, thus restricting the availability of this promising source of protein for EU farmers & customers."

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EU Should Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source

EU Should Allow Insects as Sustainable Animal Feed Source | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
EU - European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed, said insect producers at a meeting in Brussels formally establishing the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF).
Ana C. Day's insight:

"The current EU legislation is not tailored to insect proteins specificities. This lack of legal certainty is jeopardising the investments and production plans of companies, thus restricting the availability of this promising source of protein for EU farmers & customers."

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Insects in animal feed: acceptance and its determinants among farmers, agriculture sector stakeholders and citizens - Animal Feed Science and Technology

Insects in animal feed: acceptance and its determinants among farmers, agriculture sector stakeholders and citizens - Animal Feed Science and Technology | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
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The use of insects in animal feed is a potential avenue to improve the sustainability of animal diets and meet the growing global demand for livestock products. Yet, little is known about the attitudes towards and willingness-to-accept insect-based animal feed and foods. This study presents findings from cross-sectional data collected in January 2015 from a sample of 415 farmers, agriculture sector stakeholders and citizens in Flanders, Belgium. Attitudes towards the idea of using insects in animal feed were generally favourable, most notably for fish and poultry feed. Two thirds of the study participants were willing-to-accept the use of insects in animal feed. The foods obtained from animals fed on insect-based feed were widely accepted. Farmers were more critical–but still generally positive–as compared to stakeholders and citizens. Insect-based feed was perceived to be more sustainable, to have a better nutritive value, but a lower microbiological safety as compared to conventional feed. In addition, the resulting foods were perceived to be more sustainable, nutritious and healthy, but at the risk of presence of off-flavours and allergens. Perceived benefits of using insects in animal feed pertained mainly to lowering the dependency on protein imports, and better valorisation of organic waste. Benefit perceptions were stronger and outweighed risk perceptions as a determinant of accepting the use of insects in animal feed. However, the strongest determinant of acceptance was a person's own willingness-to-eat insect-based foods. Overall, the findings of this study indicate a positive atmosphere and momentum for change towards the adoption of insects as a new ingredient in animal feed.
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AckerbauHalle's curator insight, April 19, 12:49 PM

Bevor Insekten für die Humanernährung dann eine große Rolle spielen, mag es interessant sein über die Nutzung in der Tierernährung nachzudenken. 

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IPIFF: EU should allow insects in animal feed

IPIFF: EU should allow insects in animal feed | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
European legislation should be adapted to allow insect products as a sustainable and innovative source of animal proteins for food consumption and animal feed. Insect producers issued this call on Monday in Brussels, where they came together to formally establish IPIFF, the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed.
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