News & Analysis on the Global Animal Feed Industry
Special edition: Novel Proteins
Insect protein gains in popularity
By Aerin Einstein-Curtis
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The protein innovation attracting venture capital investment and grabbing the headlines in recent years has been that focused on insect-generated meal. Black soldier flies and mealworm derived protein sources are increasingly seen as sustainable, alternative forms of protein for fish feed, and eventually, monogastric rations.
In June 2019, Cargill and another French insect protein producer, InnovaFeed, entered into an alliance to jointly market fish feed that includes insect protein, a move the partners said will enable them to support the growth of sustainable aquaculture.