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Poultry Nutrition / Pig Nutrition / Livestock Feed Manufacturing / Animal Feed Additives / Aquaculture Research
on January 21, 2019
Alternative proteins

EU's booming insect market requires collaboration to grow

Insect meal has enormous potential for animal feed, but further investment, research and regulations are needed if it's to become a truly viable protein alternative.

In 2018, 6,000 tons of insects were produced globally across 15 different countries for food and feed; in Europe, roughly 95 percent of this production was black soldier fly and yellow meal worm.

Since July 2017, when the European Union made effective its milestone regulation (No 2017/893) approving use of…

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