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  • 2017
  • 2017 has almost come to an end, and one of the topics that really took flight was the use of insects in. (allaboutfeed.net)
  • The EU regulation 2017, granted permission to use insect proteins as fish feed, thus offering a milestone for the European insect production sector. (webnewswire.com)
  • Muller A, Wolf D, Gutzeit HO (2017) The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens -a promising source for sustainable production of proteins, lipids and bioactive substances. (springer.com)
  • An amendment to the regulation, approved by the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF), will remove the final barrier to using insects in fish feed in the EU - the need for non-ruminant animals to be used in PAPs to be slaughtered in registered EU slaughterhouses - meaning that insect proteins could be used as fish feed from July 2017. (thefuturescentre.org)
  • animal
  • In the western world insects are considered a promising alternative source of animal protein since production of insects is highly sustainable in comparison to production of cattle, pork and poultry. (wur.nl)
  • The nutritional value of insects closely resembles the nutritional value of other animal protein sources such as chicken, beef, pork and fish (Bukkens 1997, 2005). (wur.nl)
  • Bühler Insect Technology will build its first industrial plant to process black solider flies for animal nutrition together with its partner Protix in the Netherlands. (allaboutfeed.net)
  • "With a growing world population and increased need for dietary protein, insect protein should be considered a valuable alternative to other dietary animal protein sources given its environmental profile," ​ said the researchers, led by Aarhus University's Mathias Vangsoe. (foodnavigator.com)
  • Insect protein isolate has been touted as a climate-friendly animal protein source, for environmentally conscious athletes, who seek to enhance muscle growth and strength. (foodnavigator.com)
  • While insect protein seems to match soy protein in terms of AA content, digestibility and bioavailability might be more similar to whey as it is also an animal protein. (foodnavigator.com)
  • The trend of protein-rich diet, the high cost of animal and plant-based proteins, and health awareness are other important factors influencing the growth of the market. (webnewswire.com)
  • Food manufacturers are betting that increased awareness of sustainability concerns around the production of animal proteins, a rise in vegetarianism among Millennial consumers and a greater interest in the general population in consuming less meat could make insects a viable protein source in the U.S. (forbes.com)
  • 75%) indicated that the BSFLP could be utilized as a good source of animal protein for human nutrition. (springer.com)
  • This means that insects are comparable to other animal protein sources, but come without many of the previously mentioned issues. (healthbloggerscommunity.com)
  • Thirdly, from an ethical/animal welfare point of view, when it comes to preparing them to be food, many scientists have concluded that insects do not feel pain in the same way as other animals do. (healthbloggerscommunity.com)
  • The footprint required to raise insects is considerably smaller than for any other animal raised for food. (insectprotein.net)
  • Jonker Petfood BV , a private label petfood manufacturer based in the Netherlands, is offering a new dog food with insects as the only animal source of protein, the company says. (petfoodindustry.com)
  • Paris-based Ÿnsect aims to become the world leader in insect-based protein production for animal and fish feed. (fis.com)
  • Existing legislation - Regulation (EC) No 999/2001, or the 'TSE Regulation', created to prevent the transmission of diseases like CJD and BSE - banned the use of processed animal proteins (PAPs) to feed animals, including fish. (thefuturescentre.org)
  • Recently, several studies have highlighted the sustainability benefits of insects as animal feed. (thefuturescentre.org)
  • The EU's new legislation could reduce its high dependence on imports of protein-rich animal feed, such as soy, giving the EU greater security, and potentially self-sufficiency, in feed protein. (thefuturescentre.org)
  • If Ynsect successfully automate the process, previously constrained by cost-intensive labour requirements, and if some of the 200-odd start-ups in this space reach scale, then perhaps insect farming could provide an economically viable and sustainable solution to animal feed. (thefuturescentre.org)
  • Though an assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) confirms that insect PAPs reared on currently allowed feed do not pose any additional microbiological hazard compared to other animal sources of protein, further research is needed to establish the safety of rearing insects on organic waste, before this system change can be implemented. (thefuturescentre.org)
  • What other obstacles do you see to scaling insects as animal feed? (thefuturescentre.org)
  • Protix breeds insects for animal feed, as insects offer a low-impact protein alternative that can be cultivated on a variety of food scraps. (benisonmedia.com)
  • In their view, fish raised using sustainable aquaculture methods offer a solution to the global food crisis because they have the least environmental impact of any animal protein. (benisonmedia.com)
  • novel
  • There is a growing need to develop novel foods from alternative protein sources with excellent consumer acceptance, high nutritional value and good palatability. (wur.nl)
  • A major challenge for the development of food products for consumers is the incorporation of novel, sustainably produced proteins into the food product while maintaining the functional, immunological and sensorial properties of the product. (wur.nl)
  • The EU insect sector welcomes the proposal for authorising the use of insect proteins in aquaculture, and considers the guidance on novel food as good working basis. (allaboutfeed.net)
  • producer
  • Following the decision, French producer Ynsect announced an additional $15.2m to develop its robotics-enabled insect farm, which is also the world's largest. (thefuturescentre.org)
  • Hyalophora
  • Data are presented showing that hemolin (previously named P4), a bacteria-inducible hemolymph protein of the giant silk moth Hyalophora cecropia, belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily. (sciencemag.org)
  • Hemolin is the most abundant bacteria-induced proteins in Hyalophora cecropia hemolymph. (diva-portal.org)
  • Alphitobius
  • Using protein isolate extracted from the lesser mealworm ( Alphitobius diaperinus ​), these men enrolled in the first-of-its-kind trial to see if any physical improvements to eight weeks of resistance training could be gained using insect protein as the main protein source. (foodnavigator.com)
  • flour
  • Cricket is the most commonly used insect, found in 56% of products tracked, typically in whole form or as a flour. (greenprophet.com)
  • hemolymph
  • Functional analyses indicate that hemolin is one of the first hemolymph components to bind to the bacterial surface, taking part in a protein complex formation that is likely to initiate the immune response. (sciencemag.org)
  • functional
  • Specifically, the proposed project explores how factors such as the extent of recognisability of insect ingredients, provision of explicit product information of the consumer influence the functional product properties, sensory performance and consumer acceptance. (wur.nl)
  • Based on a fundamental understanding of the relationships between functional properties, sensory perception and consumer acceptance the proposed project will provide design rules for the development of insect containing foods with excellent palatability. (wur.nl)
  • Customization of Insect Proteins: Interplay between functional properties, sensory performance and consumer acceptance of insects and insect-containing foods. (wur.nl)
  • production
  • These notably include relevant information on production standards and on the substrates used to feed the insects - i.e. two critical elements underlined by EFSA in its opinion from 8 October 2015. (allaboutfeed.net)
  • IPIFF, the European Umbrella Organisation representing the interests of the Insect Production sector for Food. (allaboutfeed.net)
  • The increased production of insect feed in Europe for the aquaculture sector drives the growth of the market in Europe. (webnewswire.com)
  • This article provides an introduction into the insect cell/baculovirus expression system and its use for the production of recombinant isotope-labeled proteins. (springer.com)
  • The project will have a huge impact on Northern France and Europe over the next 10 years, with the potential to ramp up production to over 200,000 tonnes of premium protein with expected revenues of around EUR 1 billion and the creation of 1,200 direct and indirect jobs. (fis.com)
  • meat
  • This safe, sustainable ingredient is high in protein, calcium, iron and potassium and, unlike meat, it is odorless and virtually cholesterol-free. (greenprophet.com)
  • The increase in the per capita meat consumption and fears of protein shortage fuel the market within the region. (webnewswire.com)
  • The rising price of beef and meat and the tropical climate for insect growth in this region also pose a huge opportunity for the market to grow in this region. (webnewswire.com)
  • New protein sources are likely to become increasingly important as more consumers make a conscious decision to eat less meat. (forbes.com)
  • accelerate
  • The timely adoption of the proposed reform is indeed crucial to accelerate investments and the further growth of the EU insect sector, therefore preserving its current global leading position. (allaboutfeed.net)
  • Protix has recently joined forces with Buhler, the leading solution provider for the food and feed industry, to accelerate the standardization and roll-out of insect rearing and processing equipment globally. (benisonmedia.com)
  • barriers
  • However, there still remains many barriers to the acceptance of insects as food, especially in Western cultures where insects are not perceived as food. (wur.nl)
  • However, factors such as stringent environmental regulations, risks associated (allergies) with insect consumption, psychological barriers, religious and cultural believes, and ethical issues are expected to hinder the market growth during the forecast period. (webnewswire.com)
  • Plant
  • For the new plant, Bühler will deliver the technology, equipment, and process know how for the rearing and processing of the insects and the feedstock preparation. (allaboutfeed.net)
  • While many consumers are using plant-based sources to meet their protein needs, younger consumers are typically more adventurous when exploring new food philosophies, and when they explore, they are looking at food in playful and personalized ways. (forbes.com)
  • Leaf-cutting ants are insects that use plant material to grow fungus from which they feed. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • IPIFF
  • At its General meeting held on 17 November, IPIFF - the European Umbrella Organisation representing the interests of Insect Producers for Food and Feed - welcomed the recent progress made by EU policy makers on 'key' dossiers for the sector. (allaboutfeed.net)
  • The IPIFF members highly value this document as 'baseline' for insect producers to prepare applications in order authorise their products as food on the European market', said Antoine Hubert , the IPIFF President. (allaboutfeed.net)
  • IPIFF will now further elaborate on this document in order to outline the specificities of insect products and single out the elements which are particularly relevant to demonstrate their safety for human consumption' added Hubert. (allaboutfeed.net)
  • IPIFF also welcomes the recent European Commission proposal for authorising the use of insect proteins in aquaculture: 'we are particularly pleased with the recent move made by the EU Executive and we now call for a swift adoption of these proposals by EU authorities' said Antoine Hubert. (allaboutfeed.net)
  • Sustainability
  • Protein, sustainability and health concerns about antibiotics are all hot topics, and insect consumption addresses all of these issues," said June Jo Lee, Vice President, Strategic Insights at The Hartman Group. (forbes.com)
  • pest
  • Here, we constructed a computational pipeline to identify lncRNA genes in the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella), a major insect pest of cruciferous vegetables. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • alternative
  • Recent Hartman Group research on sustainable dining found that 65% of consumers were interested in sustainable options when dining out (including alternative proteins)-women much more so than men. (forbes.com)
  • The startup promises to present a more sustainable alternative to protein sources such as soy, which takes up large amounts of land, soil, and water resources to produce. (fis.com)
  • Europe is demonstrating its global leadership in alternative protein sources and is home to trailblazers throughout the value chain. (fis.com)
  • powder
  • Chapul bars have gotten a big boost from Sprouts Farmers Markets , the Phoenix-based 200-plus unit supermarket chain, which added three flavors of Chapul brand cricket protein powder bars to its stores in June. (forbes.com)