Maggot farmer named ACT Australian of YearWhen it comes to Australian of the Year nominees we generally think of doctors, scientists, sporting heroes, actors, advocates and the like.But the ACT’s nomination for the nation’s prestigious annual honour is a maggot farmer and insect-eating enthusiast with a species of fly named after her.Read the Article

Estonian insect farming startup flying high

Estonian insect farming startup flying highTallin-based Flyfeed, an insect farming startup, has developed and tested its production technology, signed letters of intent with top-tier companies, and it has also built a team of employees, partners, and advisors in under one year. In addition, it is in the process of building its first facility…Read the Article

EU land-based shrimp farmers team up with Protix and others to develop insect-based feed – Worldakkam

EU land-based shrimp farmers team up with Protix and others to develop insect-based feed - WorldakkamSeveral major players in the European aquaculture sector have joined forces to launch a new feed specifically designed for land-based shrimp to promote sustainable production of the species. European land-based shrimp farmers Crusta Nova and Förde Garnelen (a wholly owned [...]

Meet the ex-BCL leader taking a lead in black soldier fly farming

Meet the ex-BCL leader taking a lead in black soldier fly farmingIn the last couple of years, farming of black soldier flies as a cheap alternative protein source for animal feed, is gaining popularity among some well-informed Bangladeshi farmers. Duranta Biplob, a former BCL leader and still an active Awami League member, is among those [...]

£1 million insect research lab opens in York

£1 million insect research lab opens in YorkAgri-food and environmental science company Fera Science Ltd has opened a specialist insect laboratory at its Bioscience Campus (YBC) location in York, UK. The £1 million expansion involved converting a former storage unit on site into a purpose-built insect research unit, increasing Fera’s presence…Read the Article

Black soldier fly, a friendly insect

Black soldier fly, a friendly insectI have been hearing the complaint about the quality of fish and poultry feed for a long. Farmers complain that the food available in the market does not contain as much protein,Read the Article