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.
French insect-based ingredients producer, Ÿnsect, is to increase its focus on high-margin markets like pet food and human consumption. It is also closing a production plant in the Netherlands and letting around 20% of its staff go.
Fera Science Ltd is to lead a research project for the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) that will investigate what the risks are from using novel, currently non-approved waste substrates to rear insects such as the Black soldier fly (BSF) and yellow mealworm....
Waitrose has started trials diverting surplus food to the animal feed sector; It says the exercise should prevent 70% of food going to waste. Leading UK retailer, Tesco, is researching the use of surplus food as feedstock for insect rearing.
As the world’s demand for plant oils and protein continues to increase and outstrip production at an unprecedented pace, yield alone will no longer be sufficient to sustainably meet that demand, innovation to increase protein levels in plants and develop...
UK based insect technology company, Entocycle, has raised $5m in a Series A investment round led by Climentum Capital, a climate-tech venture capital firm based out of Copenhagen, Berlin, and Stockholm.
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.
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...
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.
Bühler says innovative services it introduced in 2021 in relation to pelleting and moisture control for feed millers reduces the energy consumption of the feed pelleting process and lowers the C02 footprint of feed plants by 4%.
Impact investors including European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF), BNP Paribas, the Prince Albert II Foundation and The Good Investors have participated in a funding initiative for Protix valued at €50m (US$57.1m)
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
Projects aimed at improving the feeding of broilers during and after a coccidiosis challenge through the use of functional amino acids and understanding the contribution of the gut microbiota to mucosal immunity in poultry have secured an industry research...
Larvae such as those of the black solider fly (BSF) can form a key link in circular agriculture. They grow well on unused waste streams such as catering waste or pig manure, according to findings of research done at Wageningen Livestock Research.
The UK government should work more closely with farmers and agri-supply businesses on new and revised legislation, to avoid unnecessary shocks to trade, says the CEO of the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).
The inclusion of black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) in feed for pigs reduced the relative abundance of Lactobacillus in the colon, but did not affect the animal’s overall performance, finds a Norwegian study.
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.
Pet food and aquaculture will undoubtedly remain very important markets for European insect protein producers but the lifting of the ban on the use of animal PAPs in pig and poultry feed represents a huge step forward for the sector, says an insider.