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Interview with Alberto Franco, founder of LagunaLab Tell us about LagunaLab and how you got involved in the edible insects world LagunaLab is a project from Cimi S.r.l., a company born in order to rear freshwater shrimps (astropotamobius pallipes). After 2014 all the production died because of the arrive of the Louisiana Red Shrimp (Procambarus […]
Interview with students Andressa Jantzen and Lauren Menegon (photo) and Prof. Myriam Salas Mellado, Food Science and Technology Laboratory of Federal University of Rio Grande (Brazil). You’ve recently concluded a study on producing flour from edible insects. How did you get interested in this topic? While trying to innovate the food industry in Brazil our […]
13 February 2017: AgriProtein and Christof Industries in USD 10 million deal to roll out 100 fly farms Waste-to-nutrient pioneer AgriProtein has partnered with international engineering group Christof Industries to build up to 25 fly farms a year up-cycling organic waste into insect protein for animal feeds. Using a high-tech blueprint developed with Christof Industries, […]
Interview with Olympia Yarger, Goterra founder Tell us a little about you and your project Goterra Goterra is an insect farm-feed company based in Canberra Australia. We are developing commercial Black Soldier Fly farming practices. What are the products you are working on? Currently we’re focusing on artificial lighting and have developed a prototype lighting […]
There is increasing interest in using insects in our food supply chains, as well as a source of non-food products, such as biodiesel. Insect farming could soon become another aspect of the UK agricultural industry. This workshop, organised by ADAS with support from the British Ecological Society, the Royal Entomological Society, and the Woven Network […]
The FAO book “Edible insects – Future prospects for food and feed security” is finally available also in italian. The volume is the great result of the efforts by Prof. Laura Gasco and a group of other scientists, with the support of Chirotti Editore. The book is now for sale (€ 36).
Entomophagy is a new phenomenon in the West, and as a result, rarely regulated. Public institutions such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), customs and health agencies that oversee the health of people often find themselves helpless in the face of new products based on processed insects. From a geographical point of view, there […]