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! Ento Content 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[...]
Today you are in for a treat, but not your standard kind. We are interviewing the Ento Bento team about dog treats! Most of our interviewees in this series are either creating products for human consumption or industry. So this will make for an interesting take on the insects as food challenge! The Ento Bento team are currently rallying support with their kickstarter campaign, so please take a moment to pop over and take a look (either before or after reading the interview :>) What Sparked Your Interest in Dog Treats? We started out as complete strangers in a Startup[...]
Today we are going to learn about the Insectpreneur story behind Co-Prot. Co-Pro was founded by Gil Berholz, who was educated in both agricultural science and agribusiness,  and has extensive experience in agri-trade and export industry. In order to supply the growing insect-based animal protein feed business, Co-Prot was established with a focus on South East Asian markets. I have followed Gil’s adventures since the beginning, 2 preparation months and the opening  of their pilot facility on 0.4 hectare in Siem Reap, the Kingdom of Cambodia.   His overcoming some difficulties and managing to get the breeding cycle started, his energy on looking for partners and[...]
Summer slow things down a bit but it always nice to read that Insect-based feed is still appearing in the news So let’s get on with the show! Ento News A Startup That Feeds Fly Larvae To Livestock… And Other New Cleantech Startups Debuted At Google[x]. “Prota Culture produces biodiesel and animal feed from organic waste.” French Ynsect being featured on Tech. eu as 1 of the 10 agritech startups See which companies are making a splash in the Agritech industry in Europe. Dutch Protix Awarded Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum “As a Technology Pioneer, Protix aims to help shed light[...]
Welcome to another monthly roundup of the best Ento content. It is great to see that a lot of innovative and successful Ento Feed companies are making it into the news on a regular basis, helping to spread the word and move us closer to a more sustainable future. Ento News First four-star BAP shrimp for Latin America Seajoy & Cargill are working towards improving feeding efficiencies as well as minimizing fishmeal requirements. They are in the second phase of testing an insect meal that we expect will replace 75% to 100% of fishmeal sources. AgriProtein announces creation of world’s largest[...]
Some additions to the original post of Ento Feed news for June 2015. Ento Posts Switzerland: Enterra Forms Joint Venture in Switzerland  “Enterra and Entomeal have been working in collaboration since 2014 to establish sources of traceable, pre-consumer food inputs required for a new facility that will have a capacity to treat 36,000 tonnes per year of waste organics, with expansion plans to 54,000 tonnes per year in the second year of operation. The joint venture is currently limited to Switzerland and will operate under the name of BSF Farms S.A. based in Geneva. “ China: Let the flies help! “The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou[...]
This week we are taking a look at some of the exciting news, blog posts, podcasts and articles that have hit the internet in the last month. The post is split up into categories and you can click directly to what you are most interested in via the Table of Contents on the right. If you have anything you want to add, or include in the next edition be sure to let me know. Ento Feed Posts 4Ento – Pet Food Challenges – And Why We Need to Change by Me! A detailed look at what we are putting in[...]
This month at 4Ento we have a whole range of new and exciting events, people, books, publications and videos for you to check out. I have collected hundreds of interesting pieces of news this month, but have managed to distill it into one post so you can easily keep up with the latest and best in the Ento world. This will be a monthly post on my blog, so if you want to keep up all the latest news, and my other posts, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter in the sidebar of this page –> The information is broken down into sections and you[...]
In this post I am going to show you some of the top companies that are producing insect feed for mono-gastric farmed animals and some other interesting purposes. The road to insect based products are being paved by some very creative and innovative companies. Many of which are already selling products that are available to both consumers and industrial customers right now. A few weeks ago we covered some of the insect food products you can buy at supermarkets or online right now. However this time I wanted to take a look at the other side of the coin –  feed companies using[...]

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