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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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Bühler helping French insect feed company to scale up

By Jane Byrne

French insect feed producer, Agronutris, has bolstered its strategic partnership with Bühler in its bid to get to commercial-scale production. Its first industrial plant is scheduled to be up and running in the last quarter of 2021.

Dutch insect producer Protix attracts further investment

Dutch insect producer Protix attracts further investment

By Jane Byrne

Rabo Corporate Investments (RCI), Rabobank's investment franchise, has invested in Protix, a company that breeds larvae from the Black Soldier Fly (BSF) and processes them into ingredients like proteins and lipids for use in feed.

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Auchan backing sustainably fed trout, looks to other fish species

By Jane Byrne

Following the launch of insect-fed trout in 2018 in Auchan supermarkets in the north of France, the multinational retail group said it has continued to innovate along those lines. It has just launched a trout product containing microalgae, insect meal...

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Insect frass boosts catfish feed intake, weight gain

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Adding frass generated by black soldier fly larvae to the diets of farmed catfish increases fish feed intake and weight gain, but can reduce feed and protein use efficiency, say USDA researchers.

Aller Aqua phases out the use of South American soy

Aller Aqua phases out the use of South American soy

By Jane Byrne

Danish fish feed manufacturer, Aller Aqua, says it will cease sourcing the soy it needs for its formulations from South America, with its European manufacturing bases privileging regional purchasing of soy products instead.

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Nutreco partners with cell-based seafood startup

By Jane Byrne

Nutreco has announced a strategic partnership with US cell-based seafood startup, BlueNalu. This announcement comes only a week after the Dutch animal nutrition and fish feed group reported it was collaborating with cellular meat pioneer, Mosa Meat.

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Protein promise for piglets

By Jane Byrne

The results of a new study suggest that partially replacing conventional protein sources with inactivated Cyberlindnera jadinii yeast, derived from sugars from Norwegian spruce trees, in diets for young pigs is possible without compromising energy and...

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The big read: Greening the UK feed industry

By Jane Byrne

We talk to UK feed and ag inputs representatives, AIC, about the trade group's efforts to further the sustainability agenda with its members, who are responsible for some £9bn (US$11.8bn) of farm trade,

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