UK agritech venture builder Roslin Technologies and Enterprise Singapore’s SEEDS Capital, an investment vehicle linked with the city-state’s government, have pumped $1.6 million into insect farming startup Protenga.
Cultured insect meat products might look more like normal burgers and steaks than you’d expect. But what is entomoculture, why might we need it, how does it work, and who’s leading the research? Prodigious young science writer and New Harvest summer intern, Avery Parkinson, answers all your questions.
The Financial Times and other publications reported chickens used for Nando's in the UK may be fed algae and insects as part of a plan to reduce the company's carbon footprint. But Nando's in South Africa says these reports were based on an "unfortunate misquote".
Fisheries and aquaculture byproducts and insect meal have a bigger role to play in the sustainable growth of the aquafeed sector over the next two decades than microbial or macroalgal-based feed ingredients. So argue the authors of a recent study, which looks into the relative sustainability, scalability, and nutrient contents of a number of emerging replacements for fishmeal and fish oil in aquafeeds.