Ento-thusiast Monthly Digest: Jan 2016

It’s a new year and January’s almost over already, so a Happy New Year to those we haven’t caught up with yet. 2016 is going to be an exciting year, both for Edible Bug Farm and for the Insects as Food & Feed sector in general. We will try to keep you up-to-date as the year goes by, and if you have any suggestions for future newsletter editions, please do let me know. — Matt Anderson (editor)

 

News Digest

 

Insect Protein for Animal Feed Considered in EU

Mealworms

Recent changes to European regulations may be a sign that insect protein will soon be entering the animal feed market.

Reinventing Entomophagy for the 21st Century

Crickets

Entomophagy is an evolving term in need of review,” says Afton Marina Szasz Halloran, PhD Fellow at the University of Copenhagen.

Insect Protein ‘Economically Viable’

Beetle

Protein-packed milkshakes made from ground-up bugs are a step nearer to becoming common drinks, a consensus of leading scientists and policy makers have claimed.

 

Business Digest

 

Edible Bug Farm wins the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award

Edible Bug Farm at Basecamp

January 2016 Announcement: Edible Bug Farm win November’s Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award.

Q&A: Neil Whippey and Shami Radia from Eat Grub

Neil Whippey & Shami Radia - Eat Grub

It’s cultural barriers that stop us here in the UK and the west from eating [insects] and that’s exactly what Grub wants to change.

RES Presents: Woven Network Launch Conference

RES Woven Network Conference April 2016

“Insects as Food & Feed: The Way Forward” will be held at Nottingham University on 11th April 2016, celebrating Woven Network’s official launch.

 

Research Digest

 

Feed Conversion, Survival and Development, and Composition of Four Insect Species on Diets Composed of Food By-Products

Oonincx et al 2015

Identification of novel allergen in edible insect, Gryllus bimaculatus and its cross-reactivity with Macrobrachium spp. allergens

Srinroch et al 2015

Protecting the environment through insect farming as a means to produce protein for use as livestock, poultry, and aquaculture feed

Tomberlin et al 2015

More stories can be found on our Scoop.It page, Edible Bugs to Save the World, where all of the above also link to.