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AI to improve insect farming efficiency

By Michelle Perrett

Farmers can improve efficiency and life expectancy in insect farming with a better understanding of insect behavior and needs through using artificial intelligence (AI), the co-founder of a Singapore-based start-up has revealed.

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Consumer concerns could be challenge for plastic-fed waxworms research

By Michelle Perrett

Consumer perceptions could be a potential challenge to using protein produced from plastic-fed waxworms in salmon feed, but the benefits would far outweigh the negatives, Martin Llewellyn, professor of Molecular Ecology at Glasgow University and founding...

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Shell and S&W pair up to develop sustainable fuel and feed

By Jane Byrne

Equilon Enterprises, a subsidiary of the Shell Oil company, is partnering with US agricultural business, S&W Seed Company, in a joint venture (JV) aimed at developing novel plant genetics for oilseed cover crops as feedstocks for biofuel production....


Apple waste could have benefits for chicken gut health

By Jane Byrne

Juice, pulp, and other waste from Empire apples, when injected into broiler chicken eggs before hatching, show signs of boosting the animal’s intestinal health, according to a paper from Cornell University.