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Survey part of WWF and Tesco commissioned project

Views sought on how to bring insect protein production to scale

By Jane Byrne

UK agriculture and environmental consultancy, ADAS, is carrying out an online survey to collect evidence and perspectives of relevant stakeholders across the insect supply chain on current insect production and the barriers and opportunities of scaling...

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Tech that turns CO2 into animal feed gets funding boost

By Jane Byrne

An innovative project that converts carbon dioxide into a single cell protein (SCP) for use in feed is one of nine agricultural technology projects set to benefit from £24m (around US$30m) UK government funding.

Online webinar: The benefits of maternal nutrition

Online webinar: The benefits of maternal nutrition

By Jane Byrne

We are beginning to hear a lot about transgenerational nutrition and how such an approach can benefit progeny performance but there is much to learn and explore in this field of research.

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Special Edition: Gut health and immunity

Yeast culture can boost intestinal health of aged layers

By Jane Byrne

Yeast culture supplementation improved the performance of aged laying hens, potentially through the upregulation of intestinal digestive enzyme activities and intestinal health-related gene expression, finds a study.

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Special Edition: Gut health and immunity

Insect meal may impact immune response in broilers

By Jane Byrne

Polish researchers found that small amounts of full-fat mealworm derived meals added to the diet of broiler chickens can improve growth performance and change selected immune system traits.

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