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Un apéro d’insectes attend nos élus au Palais fédéral

See on Scoop.it – Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food La conseillère nationale Isabelle Chevalley a convié ses pairs ce lundi à une dégustation d’insectes au Palais fédéral à Berne. Qui aura le courage de déguster un cake aux vers de farine ou une rissole aux grillons? See on www.lematin.ch

▶ WWF-SA Climate Solver: MagMeal – YouTube

See on Scoop.it – Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock WWF South Africa has awarded the first of three South African Climate Solver Awards to the nutrient recycling company AgriProtein Technologies for their Magm… See on www.youtube.com

Danish production potential for larval production – University of Copenhagen

See on Scoop.it – Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock What is the Danish production potential for larval production for animal feed using waste based substrates, and what are the greenhouse gas emissions during larval growth? See on plen.ku.dk

GREEiNSECT – University of Copenhagen

See on Scoop.it – Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock GREEiNSECT, a consortium of public and private institutions, aims to investigate how insects can be utilized as novel and supplementary sources of protein by means of mass production in small to largescale industries in Kenya. By studying their applications to food, nutritional, and feed security, as well as their economic and social acceptance, GREEiNSECT aims to demonstrate the use of insects as aconcrete tool for developing a new, sustainable and inclusive industry. See on greeinsect.ku.dk

Des insectes dans vos assiettes

See on Scoop.it – Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food Criquets à croquer, brochettes de sauterelles ou vers de farine grillés: curiosité exotique ou tendance culinaire de demain? Entre gourmandise, dégoût et conscience écolo Ana C. Day‘s insight: "Au menu le 10 mars au Palais fédéral? Des rissoles aux champignons et aux larves de zoophobas et de ténébrion grillées à l’ail, des mendiants au chocolat et aux fruits secs agrémentés de criquets pèlerins, des macarons garnis de grillons domestiques… «Avec tout ça, nous espérons bien nous faire connaître des parlementaires», se réjouitLouis Champod, 67 ans, vice- président de l’association Grimiam, qui a pour but de promouvoir l’entomophagie, soit la consommation d’insectes." See on www.migrosmagazine.ch

Organic Eprints – Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae-meal as an example for a new feed ingredients’ class in aquaculture diets

See on Scoop.it – Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock Ana C. Day‘s insight: "Regarding the growing demand for fishmeal, soybean meal and other feed ingredients in livestock feeding and especially in aquaculture, alternative protein carriers are an increasing concern of the animal feed industry. Beside the possibility to use animal by-products of non-ruminant origin, such as blood- and meat-meals in aquafeeds – according to the EU-regulation (EC) 56/2013 – the use of insect-based feed ingredients is progressively discussed among fish-feed producers, scientists and policy makers.Thus the possibility of mass-rearing flies on organic substrates was rediscovered. The black soldier fly, BSF (Hermetia illucens) occurring in tropical and subtropical countries all over the world including the Mediterranean states and European countries north of the alps proved to be an ideal candidate (Bondary et al. 1981; St-Hilaire et al. 2007 ). This organism can be reared on a wide range of organic (waste)-material which is currently deposited or burned or used in biogas plants in the best case. The developing stages of the fly can use the potential of this waste-material and reduce the volume of those substrates by up to 50%, producing biomass with a protein content of about 42% and a fat content of up to 35 % (Sheppard et al., 1994, Stamer et al. 2007). The suitability of the Hermetia pre-pupae meal as a protein source in feedstuff had been proven in poultry and pigs and also in warm water fish species (i.e. channel catfish and tilapia) (Bondari, Sheppard, 1981; Hale, 1973; Newton et al., 1977). For carnivorous cold water fish species (e.g. Salmonidae, Scophthalmidae) only limited data is available regarding the use of insect meals instead of fish meal (Kroeckel et al. 2012; St-Hilaire et al. 2007). The present study shows results of a feeding-trial on rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed with two BSF-larvae meal containing diets." See […]

‘Innovation in product development and formulation is needed for insects to emerge as a mainstream food source’: UN advisor on edible insects

See on Scoop.it – Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock An advisor on edible insects to the United Nations predicts that insects on your plate is inevitable, as forward thinking restaurants like D.O.M in Sao Paulo and Noma in Copenhagen are already experimenting with the critters as food. See on www.foodnavigator-usa.com

FAO & University organise Insects to feed the world conference

See on Scoop.it – Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock The FAO and Wageningen University will host a conference in May with the focus being on using insects to feed the world. It will held at the Hotel Reehorst, Ede, Netherlands 14-17 May 2014. People who are interested in attending have got the opportunity to register for an early bird fee until 15 February 2014. See on www.allaboutfeed.net

Insects for feed… and for food? | European Public Affairs

See on Scoop.it – Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock Keys to understand the still very unlikely Insects’ single market The demand for food is growing, in parallel to the increase in the global population and the expansion of the middle class in emerging economic and demographic potencies. As a result of that, meat consumpti� Ana C. Day‘s insight: "More than 80% of the protein sources required for livestock rearing in the EU, such as soya and fish meal, are imported from non-EU countries.  This is problematic, as it can lead to market fluctuations and price rises in the final products. The incorporation of insects in animal feed would reduce the dependency of the EU upon external protein sources to feed its livestock. However, this is not contemplated by EU law (with the exception of its usage for fish or shellfish feed). The EU is exploring new possibilities, and has financed a research project that aims to facilitate the use of insects as an alternative source of protein for animal feed. The project is calledPROteINSECT and it will focus on producing two species of fly larvae for fish, chicken and pig feeding, alongside safety and quality checks.  Ironically, these animals would naturally consume flies and other insects, which are banned on European farms." See on www.europeanpublicaffairs.eu

Closing the food waste loop: a new angle for insect-based feeds

See on Scoop.it – Protein Alternatives: Insects as Mini-Livestock With increasing global demand for affordable, high-quality, protein-rich food like fish, it is no wonder that aquaculture is one of the fastest growing sectors See on www.slideshare.net