About a month ago, my study group for the course “insects as food and feed” won a contest organized by the course staff with the idea of “Crickerita”, a pizza with cricket powder in the dough. The prize was a ten euro voucher per person, to spend in supermarkets or various shops in Wageningen. After […]
Concern over future food and nutritional security is rapidly rising on the global agenda amidst studies showing crop yields are far from increasing at the rates needed to meet projected demands for 2050. It is estimated 60% more food will be required by mid-century to feed a projected 9.6 or so billion people, assuming a […]
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, […]
I make my bachelor in “Animal Productions and Wildlife Management” at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Torino (IT). During my studies the passion for entomology increases until I decide to spend my free credits on the course “ Fundamental and Applied Entomology” at the faculty of Agronomic Science. During my internship I worked in […]
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).