Special Edition: Alternative Feed Proteins
Plants also could play a role in the development of new protein sources. Among those of interest to researchers has been duckweed.
Academics working with the Irish dairy sector are exploring how to use dairy processing wastewater to grow the plant for use in feed. While in Australia, researchers have been examining how to generate cost effective production of the aquatic plant for use in cattle diets.
In the US, researches at the University of Illinois have considered duckweed as a possible feed ingredient for use with pigs.