4Ento Feed News Roundup: End of 2015


Insects as an alternative for feed is slowly moving into the spotlight, and we hope that all the awareness will only increase at #COP21 this month in Paris! It will help business, government and public bodies to finally identify and acknowledge InsectMeal/InsectProtein as a sustainable alternative … bringing profitable business opportunities and partnerships for us all!

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Switzerland (french) – Une start-up de Genève lance son usine à insectes

Entreprises Entomeal s’est allié avec un géant des insectes pour créer en Suisse un élevage de mouches dédié à la consommation animale.

(South Africa) – The Circulars 2016 Finalist – AgriProtein Technologies South Africa

Good read : Poll shows EU consumers have high acceptance of insect derived protein in feed

“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.”


Crowd Funding

Entomo Farm

Systèmes éco-industriels pour l’élevage d’insectes

Entomo Farm assure la conception, la fabrication et la maintenance de systèmes éco-industriels pour l’élevage d’insectes.

16 days to go(Goal Reached) 4 days to go BugBites

Dog Treats Made from Cricket Flour


Insects as food and feed – an interdisciplinary workshop

Where: Oxford Martin School,University of Oxford, 34 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD

When: 4th December 2015, 10:00 – 16:30

COP21 – Sustainable Innovation Forum

Where: Stade de France, Gate E, Paris

When: 7th-8th December 2015

Screen Shot 2015-12-04 at 9.22.02 AMSecond edition of the Edible Insect Workshop ( Feed & Food )

When: February 18 2016

Where: Wageningen University, Holland


Use of Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia Illucens) Meal in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus Mykiss) Feeds

“A key aspect of the aquaculture industry sustainability is the supply of proteins for aqua feeds as fish meal (FM) is a finite resource. Several alternatives have been tested and nowadays FM represent only about 10 to 20% of the feed for carnivorous aquaculture species, the rest of protein supply being covered mainly by vegetable proteins even if adverse effect can occur (Jobling, 2015). Recently the interest of researchers about insect meals…….”

Replacement of soybean cake by Hermetia illucens meal in diets for layers

“Insects will likely play an important role as protein sources for livestock in the future. Many insect species are able to convert materials not suitable for human nutrition – or even waste – into valuable protein with a favourable amino acid composition for poultry and other livestock. A feeding trial with……..”

Insects in feed: the situation so far

Special thanks to Emmy Koeleman Editor of All About Feed for the amazing support covering on Insect protein for animal feed!

Finally: EFSA opinion on insects for feed 

Does EFSA’s opinion pave the way for insect protein?

Insect protein project receives innovation award

Insects need to be slaughtered in a registered establishment to allow aquafeed use. 

End of 2015

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