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Israeli insect start-up Entoprotech raises US$2m from Granot

By Jane Byrne

The funding from that strategic investor is part of an initial unpriced round to support Entoprotech’s R&D and business development plans in the next 12 months and will be part of a $30m Series A round planned towards Q4 2022.

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Meat companies looking to feed to reduce emissions

By Jane Byrne

It is becoming increasingly clear that Europe’s meat sector needs to take major steps to move towards the goals on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as set out in the European Green Deal, says an analyst.

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SCP pioneer raises US$39m in funding round led by BP venture arm

By Jane Byrne

Single cell protein producer, Calysta, announced it has completed a US$39m financing round, led by the high tech capital arm of BP, bp ventures, to support global scale-up of production of its protein meal, branded as FeedKind, which is targeted at feed...

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EU authorizes use of PAPs in pig and poultry feed

By Jane Byrne

Today sees the EU Commission adopt the decision to amend the feed ban regulation, allowing the use of processed animal proteins (PAPs) and insects to feed non-ruminant farmed animals such as pigs and poultry.

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Deep pocket investors 'ready to play' in ag tech

By Lynda Searby

The generous biotech funds that have transformed other sectors are now backing food and agriculture, with the potential to ‘disrupt’ the food value chain, says a venture capital fund insider.

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Feed acidification would appear not to increase phytase efficacy

By Jane Byrne

A Norwegian study showed phytase supplementation in pig feed improved phosphorus and calcium digestibility. However, no increased phytase efficacy was seen with the addition of formic acid in the ration, despite earlier research supporting such findings.

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Huvepharma set to list on Euronext

By Jane Byrne

Bulgaria headquartered animal health and feed additives company, Huvepharma, announced today it will list on the Euronext, Amsterdam.

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Compound feed production volumes for EU and UK better than forecast

By Jane Byrne

Industrial compound feed production in the EU and UK remained stable in 2020 despite the combined effect of the spread of animal diseases including African swine fever (ASF) and Avian influenza (HPAI) along with the disruption brought on by the COVID-19...

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