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Insect based feed for food animals

  • 30 Nov 09:38

In the coming four years, scientists from Wageningen University & Research together with the industry will investigate whether insect larvae are a sustainable source of nutrition for piglets and broilers. For the first time the full environmental impact will be identified. This will determine whether providing insects could lead to a reduction of the environmental impact of livestock production. At the same time, the potential benefits for chicken and pig welfare will be explored. Given the increasing demand for pork and poultry meat worldwide, the search for sustainable feed ingredients is urgent. At the same time, citizens plea for improved livestock. Read more...