EU’s booming insect market requires collaboration to grow

EU’s booming insect market requires collaboration to grow

Insect meal has enormous potential for animal feed, but further investment, research and regulations are needed if it's to become a truly viable protein alternative.

Since July 2017, when the European Union made effective its milestone regulation (No 2017/893) approving use of select insect proteins in aquafeed and pet food, an estimated 1,000 tons of protein derived from insects has been commercialized and used in European aquaculture farms, according to the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF).