SUSTAINABILITY 30/10/20 Special Issue "Sustainable Insect Production for Food, Feed and Technical Application" Dr.
Lars-Henrik HeckmannWebsiteGuest Editor SKOV A/S Hedelund 4, Glyngoere, 7870 Roslev, DenmarkInterests: sustainability, environmental impact, ecology, entomology, food, feed, insect production, protein technology, regulatory affairs Dear Colleagues, This Special Issue is intended to comprise a selection of papers from the fast-growing global insect industrial sector, aiming to provide sustainable food, feed, and technical products. The papers span the entire value chain from choice of resources as insect feeding substrate, and insect production, to product application.
Dr. Manuscript Submission Information Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. SUSTAINABILITY 04/07/20 Insect Farming for Feed and Food Production from a Circular Business Model Perspective.
The studies focused on the use of insects have outlined numerous reasons for using insects as food and feed as an important method to increase food opportunities for consumers.
Insects have been emphasized as a food source with a low environmental impact due to the limited requirement for arable land and water, low ecological cost, and high-quality protein provision. In Europe and Western countries, insect farming is a growing business in which, however, some critical economic aspects must be recognized. The sector needs to be adequately promoted to rationally exploit the huge amount of potential. As such, the aim of this study was to analyze the recent research on economic aspects related to insect farming for feed and food production with the purpose of providing evidence of the critical economic points in this emerging sector. FRONT. VET. SCI. 19/02/21 Stewardship of Wild and Farmed Edible Insects as Food and Feed in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Perspective. Introduction Several studies in the 1970s documented the diversity of edible insect species consumed by indigenous people in different parts of Africa.
Most of this literature before the dawn of the new millennium focused on documenting traditional insect harvesting and consumption practices (1–6). However, in the recent years, a number of researchers have taken further steps to provide additional data on the identification of edible insects, determining insects' nutritional composition, harvesting, and preparation methods for insect consumption (7–14). ORGANIC AGRICULTURE 17/04/20 Prospects of insects as food and feed. Alipour N, Vinnerås B, Gouanvé F, Espuche E, Hedenqvist MS (2019) A protein-based material from a new approach using whole defatted larvae, and its interaction with moisture.
Polymers 11(287):1–14. Article Google Scholar Bergier E (1941) Peuples entomophages et insectes comestibles: étude sur les moeurs de l'homme et de l'insecte. Imprimerie Rullière Frères, Avignon Google Scholar Bodenheimer FS (1951). Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, Volume 6, Number 4, 11 August 2020, Insect pests as food and feed. JOURNAL OF INSECTS AS FOOD AND FEED 06/02/20 Insects as food and feed, a new emerging agricultural sector: a review. FOODS 04/05/20 Effects of Traditional Processing Techniques on the Nutritional and Microbiological Quality of Four Edible Insect Species Used for Food and Feed in East Africa. Edible insects are increasingly being considered as food and feed ingredients because of their rich nutrient content.
Already, edible insect farming has taken-off in Africa, but quality and safety concerns call for simple, actionable hazard control mechanisms. We examined the effects of traditional processing techniques—boiling, toasting, solar-drying, oven-drying, boiling + oven-drying, boiling + solar-drying, toasting + oven-drying, toasting + solar-drying—on the proximate composition and microbiological quality of adult Acheta domesticus and Ruspolia differens, the prepupae of Hermetia illucens and 5th instar larvae of Spodoptera littoralis.
Boiling, toasting, and drying decreased the dry matter crude fat by 0.8–51% in the order: toasting > boiling > oven-drying > solar-drying, whereas the protein contents increased by 1.2–22% following the same order. EUREKALERT 01/09/20 Insect-based animal feed could help UK reach net zero. Insect-based feeds for farmed animals could help the UK reach its net zero carbon emissions target, researchers say.
Emissions from agriculture are among the issues that must be tackled if the UK is to reach its 2050 target, and insect-based feeds offer a promising method to feed animals in a sustainable, low-carbon way. A project led by Entec Nutrition - set up by two University of Exeter scientists - has won a £250,000 grant from the Innovate UK's "transforming food production" scheme to explore the science behind insect-based feeds. The team, which includes food research organisation Campden BRI, will work on efficient insect production for the poultry and aquaculture (fish farming) industries.
"We are thrilled to have won this Innovate UK grant with our research partners," said Dr Olivia Champion, who co-founded Entec Nutrition with University of Exeter colleague Professor Richard Titball. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! ANIMALS 30/07/20 Consumer Acceptance of Meat from Animals Reared on Insect Meal as Feed. Open AccessArticle by 1,* , 2 and 3 Institute of Marketing and Management, Kaposvár University, H-7400 Kaposvár, Hungary Institute of Methodology, Kaposvár University, H-7400 Kaposvár, Hungary Institute of Regional and Agricultural Economics, Kaposvár University, H-7400 Kaposvár, Hungary Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Agricultural Systems Volume 178, February 2020, Ex-ante life cycle impact assessment of insect based feed production in West Africa. ADAS_UK 17/06/20 Insects as an alternative novel protein for animal feed. Increased demand for unsustainably sourced feed The increased demand for soybean meal in livestock feed is driving a need for more land for the production of this crop, which is causing significant problems in the sourcing regions (e.g.
South America) where natural habitats are being destroyed and converted to farmland. Similarly, the demand for fishmeal in aquaculture has resulted in overfishing in some regions, which is associated with accelerated depletion of fish stocks. In order to help prevent these major environmental challenges, rival proteins that can displace or reduce the reliance on soybean meal and fishmeal are urgently required. Whilst there are a range of novel proteins emerging (e.g. algal, bacterial, and yeast-derived), the one with possibly the greatest potential is insect protein; particularly for animal feed for chickens, pigs and salmon.
Image source: PIG PROGRESS 27/03/19 Brazilian researchers focus on using insects in animal feed. Researchers in Brazil have also started to zoom in on the usage of insects as a suitable ingredient for animal diets.
Scientists from Brazil’s Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) recently proved that they present advantages in comparison to grains. Their tests showed that crickets, black soldier flies and mealworms have similar protein digestibility levels to soy, and provide more lipids (between 10-35%), vitamins and minerals. Including insects is one of the strategies more widely investigated of late around the globe in an attempt to discover alternatives for the creation of sustainable animal feeding. Mealworms at the UFMG laboratory. ANIMALS - 2019 - Topical Collection "Insects as Animal Feed: a New Promising Sector" Dear Colleagues, With the increasing world population expected by 2050, and the shift towards the consumption of more animal products, the quest for alternative and sustainable nutrient sources for animal feed is of paramount importance.
Over the last few years, it has been shown that insects could represent a valuable solution: They are rich in nutrients (proteins, fat, and energy) but also contain interesting biocompounds (chitin, antimicrobial peptides, and fatty acids) able to stimulate the immune system or to modulate animal microbiota and, subsequently, to optimize animal growth and health. Moreover, following the principle of Circular Economy, some insect species are able to be grown on low value organic substrates, leading to valuable products that find applications not only in feed but also in industry or biomedical fields.
DG SANCO - FINAL REPORT OF AN AUDIT CARRIED OUT IN FRANCE FROM 17 TO 21 JUNE 2019 IN ORDER TO EVALUATE THE USE OF INSECTS IN ANIMAL FEED. FRONTIERS IN SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS 16/10/19 Global Simulation of Insect Meat Production Under Climate Change. Introduction It is a known projection that by 2050, the world population could exceed nine billion (The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project, 2013; Van Huis et al., 2013). However, the current food production cannot cater to this expected population, so it will need to be increased to provide for all people. Because land is a limited resource, expanding the farming area may not be a sustainable option as it will compete with the need for land to be used as living space.
PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-000810-19 Insect breeding as an alternative to imports of plant protein. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed 02/03/18 Can diets containing insects promote animal health. INTECH 24/02/17 Allergy to Edible Insects: A Computational Identification of the IgE-Binding Cross-Reacting Allergen Repertoire of Edible Insects.
Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems 15/05/18 Importance of Insects for Use as Animal Feed in Low-Income Countries. FOODSTUFFSA 24/01/12 Maggot protein is new fishmeal for livestock, says SA start-up. January 24, 2012 The world urgently needs new and sustainable sources of protein. Two South African entrepreneurs believe one answer lies in the humble fly maggot. Their business, AgriProtein, is already well on the path to large-scale commercialisation of a win-win-win, non-marine-based alternative for livestock and fish farming feed. Entrepreneur, David Drew, and his environmentalist brother, Jason, have established a small pilot plant near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, that will be up scaled this year into a trial plant converting millions of the grubs into tons of rich protein powder per day to supplement commercial livestock and fish diets.
Agriprotein Technologies is part of a “new industry called nutrient recycling: using organic waste to create protein” the core of which is a “protein-based feed [derived from maggots] for monogastric [single stomach] animals…. varying neither in protein content nor amino acid composition.” Fishmeal as a protein powder is currently unrivalled. PLOS 07/02/17 Sustainable production of housefly (Musca domestica) larvae as a protein-rich feed ingredient by utilizing cattle manure. Abstract The common housefly, Musca domestica, is a considerable component of nutrient recycling in the environment. Use of housefly larvae to biodegrade manure presents an opportunity to reduce waste disposal while the rapidly assimilated insect biomass can also be used as a protein rich animal feed.
In this study, we examine the biodegradation of dairy cattle manure using housefly larvae, and the nutritional value of the resulting larva meal as a feed ingredient. Our results demonstrated that dairy cattle manure presents a balanced substrate for larval growth, and the spent manure showed reductions in concentration of total nitrogen (24.9%) and phosphorus (6.2%) with an overall reduction in mass. Larva yield at an optimum density was approximately 2% of manure weight. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question P-001389-18 Use of insects in animal feed. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis Volume 62, September 2017, The high level of protein content reported in insects for food and feed is overestimated.
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Agron. Sustain. Dev. (2017) 37: 43 The environmental sustainability of insects as food and feed. A review. Annals of Experimental Biology, 2017, 5 (2): 1-9 State of the Art Report Insects as Food and Feed. COMMISSION EUROPEENNE - 2017 - Présentation : Strategic safety concept for insects as feed. Journal of Cleaner Production Volume 170, 1 January 2018, Mealworm meal for animal feed: Environmental assessment and sensitivity analysis to guide future prospects. INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND RURAL SCIENCES - JANV 2017 - Potential sources of protein for animal feed: Insects. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-007650-16 Authorising the use of insect protein as food and animal feed. The European Food Safety Authority has given the green light for protein production using insects, and the Commission is already funding a research project in this area. GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY 23/10/15 Report explores using insects to feed livestock.
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FOOD NAVIGATOR 18/10/13 Insects in animal feed? EU project calls for law change to improve meat sustainability. BBC 04/06/14 How insects could feed the food industry of tomorrow. DROVER 22/01/12 High-protein insect studied at Mississippi State. MEDIACLUBSOUTH AFRICA 07/02/12 Maggots: a sustainable animal feed. Journal of Applied Biosciences 48: 3279– 3283 2011 Substitution de la farine de poisson par la farine d’asticots sèches dans le. AME NATURE 02/01/12 Des mouches pour nourrir les vaches ? Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences, 2011. Vol. 12, Issue 2: 1543-1551 Revue bibliographique sur les asticots et leur emploi dans.
JANV 2012 - TECHNICAL CONSULTATION MEETING 23-25 January 2012, FAO, Rome, Italy Assessing the Potential of Insects as Food. ALL ABOUT FEED 18/06/12 Insects as animal feed commodity appears feasible. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question : E-002129/2011 La farine alimentaire d'insectes comme une nouvelle source durable de pr.