Three quarters of EU-wide consumers polled would be “comfortable” eating livestock fed on insect protein, says the organization behind the survey - the €3m EU funds backed insect to feed research initiative, PROteINSECT.
IPIFF says EFSA conclusions pave the way for regulatory changes
EFSA has recommended further research to better assess the microbiological and chemical risks arising from the use of insects as food and feed, given the “uncertainties" identified in its long awaited safety assessment released today.
Insect meals could potentially replace between 25 and 100% of the soymeal or fishmeal in animal feeds, according to a new meta-study that has been accepted for publication in Animal Feed Science and Technology.
Logic and legislative frameworks often don’t go hand in hand, says an edible insect expert and academic behind a recent conference looking at the potential of insects as feed and the bottlenecks preventing their exploitation as a protein source.