Poultry, not fish, may do best on insect-based protein

Poultry, not fish, may do best on insect-based protein

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Despite focus on aquaculture, poultry may be best suited to insect-based protein, research concludes.

According to a review published last month in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America, most species benefit from eating insect-based proteins in limited amounts — including pets and many exotic animals. But fish and poultry, both species that eat insects in their natural environments, may see benefits at higher inclusion rates than other species.