Insect Study Commission SC

Insects as replacement of animal protein gets a boost

SUSINCHAIN (Sustainable Insect Chain) is a project funded with a grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. The new European research project SUSINCHAIN will start on October 1st 2019. The project aims to contribute to novel protein provision for feed and food in Europe. SUSINCHAIN wants to overcome the barriers for increasing the economic viability of the insect value chain and opening markets by combining forces in a comprehensive multi-actor consortium.

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Minutes of Insects Study Commission meeting

Minutes of Insects Study Commission meeting in Ghent, Belgium, held on Wednesday August 28, at 11:30-12:3, is now available here.

Summary of the EAAP Insect sessions Ghent, Belgium

The insect sessions at the EAAP annual meeting in Ghent, Belgium attracted a lot of people from industry and academia. More and more people are interested in the use of insects as animal feed or as animal feed ingredient. The number of papers on insects as mini-livestock increases rapidly. In total, over 80 abstracts were presented in seven sessions on insects. A summary of the theme sessions is presented here.

Scientific interest for insects for feed is growing

More and more people are interested in the use of insects as animal feed or as animal feed ingredient. Insect products are allowed for use already in petfood and aquaculture. It is expected that EU-regulations will be adapted in the near future and thereafter insect products may also be used as feed material for poultry and pigs. Research is making progress and the number of papers on insects as mini-livestock increases rapidly as shown during a one-day symposium on “Insects for Feed” during the annual EAAP meeting. Read more

Events & Meetings

Black Soldier Fly Workshop – ENTOGREEN
November 21st, 2019, in Vale de Santarém, Portugal

The workshop objective is focused in giving the right tools to help you making good decisions while managing an insect production plan. In order to do so, we will guide you through an overview of all the BSF production steps, focusing the most relevant aspects of both production and management. Further information can be found here.

Entovolor final event
November 22nd, 2019, Vale de Santarém, Portugal

After 40 months of work focused on the role of insects in the circular economy applied to the agrifood sector, the EntoValor project will hold its final event on November 22nd with many new features, presenting the progress achieved within the project and streamlined with various discussions between various entities of the Portuguese and international agro-industrial sector. The programme is available here. Detailed information can be found here.

IPIFF –  Insects Sector Event
3rd December 2019, 9:00 am, IPIFF, Brussels, Belgium

Unleashing the Circularity Potential of the European Insect Sector through Research and Innovation. More information can be found on the IPIFF Website

71st Annual Meeting of European Federation of Animal Science
Porto, Portugal – 31 Aug. to 4 Set. 2020

The Portuguese organizing team is delighted to invite you to the 71st Annual Meeting of EAAP. The meeting takes place from August 31st to September 4th 2020 in the world heritage city of Porto, Portugal. For more information visit the website here.