Novel proteins can replace soybean products in European poultry diets while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and arable land requirements for feed provision relative to conventional diets, finds a study.
The level of success of the EU Commission’s EU Protein Plan depends, to a great extent, on whether the European feed industry is able to incorporate locally cultivated protein crops in feed formulations, argues FEFAC.
Amino acid (AA) concentrations are highest in red, followed by green, and lowest in brown seaweeds, found Danish and Norwegian researchers looking at the potential of macroalgae as an alternative protein source in dairy cow diets.
A guide documenting best practice in quality and hygienic insect production is being finalized and is due for release in the coming weeks, says the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF).
Netherlands supermarket giant, Albert Heijn, has started to sell eggs from laying hens fed live grubs; the sustainability and circular economy aspect of such egg production appealed to the retailing group.