It’s been a long time since we last visited your mailbox, but here I am passing by to keep you up to date on the #Insectbased world!
You have heard me say before that the ento-feed sector is relatively quiet compared to the ento-food sector, but when it comes to closing deals and other achievements, HURRAH !!
In 2016 the industry was riding high by winning the “DSM innovations award in Aquaculture”, acquisitions by big corporations like Intrexon and the formation of joint ventures with Darling Ingredients Inc !! Furthermore, gaining Regulatory approval for use in animal feed in Canada, as well as the world’s first commercial piglet feed with insect oil, and Dole’s (Jura) first plant for breeding and processing of large-scale insects getting installed.
Lets not forget to mention this full article in Forbes on their Green Tech #ChangeTheWorld! We can see more and more EU conferences and workshops being held in English, and they are becoming better for networking. And last, but not least, a hand full of successful crowdfunding campaigns (one managed to get to 1.2 million €) of course there is some very promising “corridor gossip” but I am attached to strict NDAs unfortunately, but stay tuned for when I can talk about it.
Worth and Proud to share with you Aidan’s report : ‘The future for Insect Bioconversion Products in Poultry Feed’ by Dr. Aidan Leek
And I hope you enjoy as much as I did this great TEDxTAMU from Dr. Jeffery Tomberlin where he discusses the implications of food waste and what his research is showing. His ideas about food waste might surprise you. “Think entomology”. Tales from the Crypt: Harvesting Death for Humanity’s Benefit.
Website: Edible Insect Seminar
When: December 8 (9.00 – 18.00) & December 9 (9.30 – 17.30)
Where: Wageningen University, Netherlands
The lecturers are from Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), HAS University of Applied Sciences and NGN.
Who should attend
Any company which wants to start in the insect sector for feed and food on a commercial base or businesses related to insect rearing for feed and food can benefit from this workshop.
This September was amazing!
A total of 135 participants from 24 countries, including Canada, Israel, China, Russia and South Africa came to Magdeburg to discuss the latest status of research, resources and constraints on the insects use.
We were especially excited about the presentations of the two keynote speakers – Professor Arnold van Huis of the FAO and Prof. Andreas Vilcinskas from the LOEWE center.
MAKE SURE YOU DONT MISS NEXT YEAR’S ONE !
Next INSECTA 2017 will take place in Berlin in English on
When: September 7th and 8th 2017
Tel.: +49 (0)391 8189-131
Fax: +49 (0)391 8189-180
EU – NO dramatic opposition to the DG SANTE proposals for authorizing insect PAPs as animal feed have been expressed by any Member State, BUT several of them expressed concerns as how to ensure that insects and or feed containing insects actually originate from the 6 species to be authorized in Europe and/or are only fed with substrates which are authorized the EU(i.e. plant based materials.)
So if you are Involved with Edible Insects as a source of protein for FEED and serious about its safety, regulatory ? You should consider joining IPPIF, not only to profit from the work that has been done until now but to contribute with the means and the support that is STILL needed to move forward with the exhausting and tedious tasks coming ahead.
For those in the EU who are seriously involved with Edible Insects as a source of protein for feed and serious about it’s safety and regulation…
You should seriously consider joining the IPPIF, not only to profit from the work that has been done until now but to contribute and support what is STILL needed to move things forward. There are many exhausting and tedious tasks coming ahead, so please quit pussyfooting around and commit once and for all.
This are IPIFF main activities:
Or directly ( Members ONLY)
Secretary-General: Christophe Derrien
tel: +32 (0)2 743 29 97
mobile: +32 (0)4 86 44 94 76
I kindly remind you that Christopher Is a very busy person!
Note: Before contacting him, check the material you have at your disposial within the member’s area.
Countries in the ASEAN* region have set up a Food and Feed Insects Association (AFFIA). With AFFIA, those involved in insect application for feed and food join forces.
Using insects for feed and food is a young sector in the ASEAN region. The mission and aim of AFFIA is to bring industry and research stakeholders from the insects sector in a collaborative movement towards the development of entomoculture, entomophagy and their related activities. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
IRBI and the University of Tours is looking for candidates at the professor level for a position likely to open next year. In terms of research, we are particularly looking to attract a researcher interested in insects as food and feed.
We would be grateful if you could pass it on to anyone who might be interested. Requests for further information should be addressed to David Giron, the director of IRBI at email@example.com
Thank you Paul Vantomme and Dr. Elisabeth Herniou (Chargé de Recherche Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l’Insecte) for passing of the information !
by Ken Chong
“…..support, it depends if we “match” the policy /strategic development needs of the Chinese government. And it’s possible to get governmental supports and also public sponsors.”
Thank you so much Isabelle for your support !
Insect Europe BV, the company promotes, produces and sells edible insects to humans and animals.
There is a growing demand for animal protein in the world, insect Europe will cope with this demand by as sustainable as possible and large-scale breeding insects and processing into semi-finished products for the food and pet food industry.