Insects

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Protenga gets funding boost from The Yield Lab Asia Pacific

By Jane Byrne

The Yield Lab Asia Pacific is the latest investor in Asian insect ingredient developer, Protenga. The Singapore-based company’s most recent funding round also saw participation from SEEDS Capital and JBI Innovations.

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Estonian insect farming startup flying high

By Jane Byrne

Tallin-based Flyfeed, an insect farming startup, has developed and tested its production technology, signed letters of intent with top-tier companies, and it has also built a team of employees, partners, and advisors in under one year. In addition, it...

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EIT Food reveals new cohort of impactful agrifood startups

By Jane Byrne

EIT Food has announced the latest group of companies to join its Food Accelerator Network (FAN) – a total of 61 agrifood startups have been selected to receive support and investment opportunities to grow and scale.

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Most shared stories of 2021

By Jane Byrne

A report on a new Cargill premix plant, a piece on likely insect protein production output by 2030, stories on new protein developments, along with news about PAP legislation in the EU were some of the most shared articles on social media sites this year

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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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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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