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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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Explore the insect protein market research report China 2015 - WhaTech

Explore the insect protein market research report China 2015 - WhaTech | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
CCM devotes itself to the study of China's insect protein market through interviews with manufacturers, distributors and end users of insect protein for feed in China, aiming to help readers figure the major insect species for feed, the commercial production and consumption situation of the insect protein in China.
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Una empresa produce insectos a partir de residuos orgánicos - Informacion.es

Una empresa produce insectos a partir de residuos orgánicos - Informacion.es | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
La Universidad de Alicante (UA) ha creado una nueva empresa dedicada a la cría artificial y la producción masiva de insectos mediante el procesamiento y transformación de residuos y subproductos orgánicos. La nueva empresa, BioFlyTech,
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Kaohsiung graduates' maggot-breeding startup gets subsidy|Markets|Business|WantChinaTimes.com

Kaohsiung graduates' maggot-breeding startup gets subsidy|Markets|Business|WantChinaTimes.com | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
A Kaohsiung-based company that raises maggots as a source of animal protein was selected by Taiwan's Ministry of Education on Tuesday as a distinguished startup by university graduates and awarded a ...
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Problema resuelto y negocio a la vista: residuos para fabricar alimentos para animales.

Problema resuelto y negocio a la vista: residuos para fabricar alimentos para animales. | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it

Lo que hasta hace muy poco tiempo era un problema para el sector hortofrutícola almeriense, la gestión de los restos vegetales, puede pasar en poco tiempo a convertirse en un negocio. Ya hay varias empresas trabajando en el desarrollo de proyectos para convertirlos en alimento para animales.

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Should We Allow EU Animals to be Fed Insects?

Should We Allow EU Animals to be Fed Insects? | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
EU - European consumers are being asked to give their opinion on whether we should allow insect protein to be introduced in Europe as an additional source of protein in animal feed.
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Should We Allow Fish in Europe to be Fed Insects?

Should We Allow Fish in Europe to be Fed Insects? | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
EU - European consumers are being asked to give their opinion on whether we should allow insect protein to be introduced in Europe as an additional source of protein in animal feed.
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Tasty grub? Survey asks should we have insects in animal feed

Tasty grub? Survey asks should we have insects  in animal feed | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
Interest growing in use of insects in human and animal diets
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Des insectes plutôt que des OGM pour nourrir les animaux ?

Des insectes plutôt que des OGM pour nourrir les animaux ? | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
L'Agence nationale de la recherche envisage de nourrir les élevages de poulets ou de poissons avec des farines d'insectes. Une alternative écologique au soja transgénique importé du Brésil, d'Argentine ou des États-Unis. Avec 4,6 millions de tonnes par an, la France est aujourd’hui le plus gros...
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Insects in feed: What do consumers think?

Insects in feed: What do consumers think? | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
Over 70% of consumers would eat fish, chicken or pork from animals fed on a diet containing insect protein, earlier studies revealed. The EU funded project PROteINSECT is now asking EU consumers again if they are accepting animal products that ate insect protein.
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Down to earth - Agriculture: When farms turn into factories

Down to earth - Agriculture: When farms turn into factories | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
It's time to end the myth once and for all. The farms in children's books are history. In this episode we investigate the environmental effects of "mega farms"....
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"Another project funded by the European Union is looking at insects as a more sustainable source of protein for animal nutrition. Before being trialled in Europe, the programme needs to usher in a change in the law as well as overcoming consumer resistance to eating livestock fed on a bug-based diet."

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Lauren Quincy's curator insight, March 19, 8:49 PM

Unit 5: Agriculture, Food Production, and Rural Land Use

 

This video was about how farms have not turned into factories. Big companies have taken over farms and turned them into factories with mistreatment of animals and major pollution. People do not milk the cows anymore, rather manage the milking process as a machine milks them. The video talks about how livestock is one of the worlds leading sources of greenhouse gases and suggests the transition into bug based diets can help increase the protein and help cut emissions. These processes create huge environmental footprints. Many protests in Europe have began due to controversy over the pollution and animal treatment in these types of farms. 

 

This relates to unit 5 because it has to do with agriculture and the shift from smaller farms to large factory farms. This shows how industrialization has affected agriculture and how agribusiness has caused a change in processes. This also shows the environmental footprint of large scale agriculture. 

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Insects could replace soya in poultry feed - Farmers Weekly

Insects could replace soya in poultry feed - Farmers Weekly | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
It’s been said that a single pair of breeding flies could produce enough offspring to cover the globe to a depth of 47ft in less than six months, given unl
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▶ Eating insects for food - Professor Arnold van Huis - YouTube

Published on Mar 6, 2015

Arnold van Huis is Professor of Tropical Entomology at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. He is an advocate of entomophagy - or the human consumption of insects as food. There are 2,000 different types of insects that humans could consume for meat and protein, instead of beef, pork, chicken or other meats. In this interview Professor van Huis explains why farming and consuming insects might be better for humans and our planet than other animals.

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Should We Allow Animals in Europe to be Fed on Insects?

Should We Allow Animals in Europe to be Fed on Insects? | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
EU - European consumers are being asked to give their opinion on whether we should allow insect protein to be introduced in Europe as an additional source of protein in animal feed.
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Would consumers eat animals fed on insect protein?

Would consumers eat animals fed on insect protein? | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
An EU-funded project is conducting a survey to find out if consumers feel comfortable eating animals that have been fed on insect protein.
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▶ Singapore EMTECH - A New Sustainable Way To Produce Feed, Food And Chemicals By Antoine Hubert - YouTube

Antoine HUBERT presents Ynsect at the 2015 Singapore Emtech conference.
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Replace Soy with Mealworms as a Protein-Rich Animal Feed Supplement

Replace Soy with Mealworms as a Protein-Rich Animal Feed Supplement | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
Soy is currently the leading source of protein in most animal diets, but mealworms offer a more efficient and sustainable alternative.
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Crystal Bellert's curator insight, March 27, 5:04 AM

The article discusses yet another brilliant idea working towards a more sustainable future.  Replacing the land hungry soy crops with the easy to sustain and reproduce mealworms, is such a simple idea however, it has huge potential.  In the future, I hope to be part of a crew creating and implementing simple yet effective sustainability ideas. 

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Start-up wins government subsidy -- thanks to maggots | Culture | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA

Start-up wins government subsidy -- thanks to maggots | Culture | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it

Taipei, March 24 (CNA) A Kaohsiung-based company that raises maggots as a source of animal protein was selected by the Ministry of Education (MOE) Tuesday as a distinguished start-up by university graduates and awarded a government subsidy. Green Ark Biotech Co. (綠色方舟生技有限公司), established by National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences graduates Huang Yen-ping (黃彥評) and Yang Yung-hsin (楊詠馨) in late 2014, found its business path from fly larvae, or maggots.

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Edible Insects as Animal feed

Edible Insects as Animal feed | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
BENISON MEDIA publisher of Think Grain Think Feed trade magazine enters the market as a young and innovative company which aims to strengthen the connecting link between knowledge providers and industry.
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Auguran avances legislativos para el uso de insectos en alimentación animal

Auguran avances legislativos para el uso de insectos en alimentación animal | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
Alicante, 19 mar (EFE).- El director del departamento de Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales de la Universidad de Alicante, Santos Rojo, ha augurado
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Des start-ups espèrent que les grosses bêtes mangeront bientôt les petites

Des start-ups espèrent que les grosses bêtes mangeront bientôt les petites | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
Poux, punaises, mouches, coléoptères, voilà ce que les animaux qui finissent dans nos assiettes pourraient être amenés à manger bientôt. C'est du moins ce que quelques start-ups, attirées par ce lucratif 'business des cafards', espèrent.
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A Load of Manure - New York Times

A Load of Manure - New York Times | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
Unlike solar or wind, power from manure can create more environmental problems than it solves and is a poor source of energy.
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Consumer perception survey on animal feed

Consumer perception survey on animal feed | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
This survey is being managed by an EC funded project as part of the consumer perception work on animal feed. By taking part you are furthering the understanding of consumer perception about the content (current and potential) of animal feed. Completing the survey should take you less than 10 minutes.

There are no right or wrong answers so all we ask is that you complete the survey honestly and then send on to your friends and family so they can do the same. The more people take part the better
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Harmless fly gaining fame among fans of sustainability
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Harmless fly gaining fame among fans of sustainability<br/> - Herald Independent | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
CLEMSON — There's a lot of waste in the world — literally and figuratively — but thanks to a harmless little fly, some o...
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"Shawn Jadrnicek, farm manager for the Clemson University Student Organic Farm, has helped develop a project that is using food waste from the university cafeterias to attract a species of fly that is rapidly gaining fame among fans of sustainability."

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Review on the use of insects in the diet of farmed fish: Past and future

Review on the use of insects in the diet of farmed fish: Past and future | Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock | Scoop.it
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The decrease in the availability and the increase in the prices of fishmeal and fish oil have prompted the search for sustainable alternatives for aquaculture feeds. Insects, which are part of the natural diet of fish, leave a small ecological footprint and have a limited need for arable land, may represent a good candidate. Over the last decade, studies of the replacement of fishmeal with insects in the diet of fish have emerged and the promising results have encouraged further research. The present review displays these results in tables and emphasizes the achievable dietary inclusion levels. It discusses the potential of locusts, grasshoppers, termites, yellow mealworms, Asiatic rhinoceros beetles, superworms, domesticated silkworms, common houseflies, common mosquitoes and black soldier flies for use as fishmeal and/or fish oil replacement in the fish diet. The review succinctly compares the composition of the insects with the requirements of the fish (proteins and amino acids, lipids and fatty acids, vitamins and minerals). This review also discusses the potential hurdles of using insects in fish feeds (toxicity of insects through bioaccumulation, deficiencies in amino acids or fatty acids, chitin content, palatability, digestibility), and the available ways of avoiding these drawbacks (control of the dietary substrate of insects in mass rearing units, manipulation of the diet of insects, mixture of dietary proteins, use of aquatic insects, processing of insect meal). Finally, it suggests paths worthy of future research on these new fishmeal alternatives.
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Jacques Mignon's curator insight, March 13, 10:50 AM
Highlights•

Insects AA profile is usually adequate for both freshwater and marine fish

Good results with non-defatted mealworms and silkworms but defattening meal advised

Process of insect meal improves nutritive value, digestibility and palatability

Finishing FM-rich diets in marine fish to recover n-3 HUFA in fillets

Mealworms, silkworms and maggots were the most potent FM alternatives