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The 5th Global Feed & Food Congress will be held in Antalya, Turkey, on 18-20 April 2016 and we would like to invite you to join us for this important event which will bring together the global feed & food chain in 2016.

The theme “Equity and Prosperity for All”  links to the global challenge to provide safe, affordable and sustainable animal protein sources to feed 9 billion people by 2050. Over 1000 delegates from around the world will join sessions covering the whole feed manufacturing and food processing value chain including Sustainability, Markets & Trade, Feed & Food Safety, Regulations & Standards, Animal Nutrition and Innovation and R&D.

PROteINSECT - enabling the exploitation of insects as a sustainable source of protein for animal feed and human nutrition

Food security is a global challenge. As overall demand for food, particularly meat, increases there is an urgent need to increase supply of protein from sustainable sources. Insects, especially flies, have the potential to help meet this demand.

As fly larvae are a natural component of the diet of fish, chicken and pig, PROteINSECT is focusing on rearing two species of fly and conducting feeding trials with these animals.

Fly larvae grown on a range of organic wastes have the ability to reduce the volume of that waste by up to 60%, providing an additional benefit to waste management and the environment.

PROteINSECT’s research will evaluate the quality and safety of the larvae produced for incorporation into animal feed, as well as the taste and texture of the meat produced.

PROteINSECT is bringing together expertise from China, Africa and Europe to encourage and enable the adoption of fly larve protein into animal feed around the world.

The PROteINSECT project has 12 partners from 7 countries and is co-ordinated by the Food and Environmental Research Agency (FERA) in the United Kingdom.

Female house flies have a longer lifespan than males

PROteINSECT on BBC Countryfile! 

Our project has been featured on the BBC’s flagship rural affairs TV show.

Available to watch now on the BBC iplayer (UK viewers)

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Nicole Pelusio reports on her activities.

House fly larvae meal has a reported protein content of 37.5 -63.1%