News : insects

Edible Insects in Australia
Australia can become a player in the billion-dollar global edible insect industry, producing nutritious, sustainable, and ethical products to support global food security, according to a new roadmap by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO. more...
Mealworm Industry News
Ÿnsect has announced the acquisition of Protifarm and its 'AldabaPro' product line of mealworm ingredients that are currently being used in baked goods, sports nutrition, meat, and meat alternatives. more...
Tenebrio molitor - Mealworm
Scientists from the Bioreactors Research Group (BIO-110) of the University of Granada (UGR), with support from Tebrio, have demonstrated that a natural treatment based on flour made from the mealworm can help prevent Type II diabetes mellitus. more...
FAO Food Safety Report on Edible Insects
The FAO has published its latest food safety report on edible insects.  Its primary objective is to provide an overview of the potential food safety issues associated with the production and consumption of insects. more...
Insects for food and feed organization
The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) welcomes the European Commission’s aim to explore the use of feed based on insects as well as to increase the supply of locally sourced feed proteins. more...
Equipment for commercial scale insect farming
Equipment from Bühler Insect Technology helped Protix deliver a large scale, fully automated, commercially viable industrial black soldier fly processing plant. more...
Fast reliable measurement of smell taste and appearance
Alternative protein-based foods can be challenging to achieve good organoleptic qualities. Here, Ian Haynes, General Manager, Alpha MOS explains the benefits of combining electronic sensory instruments together with human assessment. more...
Cricket production
Global Bugs Asia have developed the Entobox, a cricket cultivation system, that represents a real paradigm shift in cricket rearing systems. more...
Insect supplier for EU
Vietnam has become the fifth country in the world to be given permission by competent authorities of the EU to export insect-based food to the market. more...
black soldier fly protein
Nutrition Technologies has opened its first industrial-scale insect protein factory in Malaysia. It uses black soldier flies (Hermetia illucens) to turn low-grade food waste and organic by-products into proteins and oils for animal feed.  more...
black larvae insect in the UK
Entocycle has received funding from the UK government to build an industrial-scale insect farm. Their proprietary technology uses black soldier flies to produce animal feed from food waste.  more...
Future Food Tech Virtual Summit
At Future Food-Tech’s flagship summit on March 11-12, nineteen start-ups will showcase their breakthrough technologies, their transformative solutions and, above all, their passion to drive forward change across the most pressing topics in the industry. more...
Insect protein food-grade manufacturing
Aspire has begun construction of a state-of-the-art high-density cricket production and demonstration facility in Canada on foot of governement funding.  more...
updates and suppliers of novel proteins
newprotein.net, is an on-line resource for food processors, being completely focused on delivering information for NPD (New Product Development) teams to quickly and easily research potential products and directly connect to suppliers. more...

Support Gained in EU for New Protein Fund

16 Feb 2021 | PBICAD&EASI

New protein fund from Big Idea Ventures
Big Idea Ventures' New Protein Fund, dedicated to seed and early-stage investments in plant-based and cell-based food, ingredient and technology companies, is on target for opening an accelerator in Paris in 2021.  more...
Black soldier fly for broiler chickens
An EU research project to partially replace conventional protein sources from the US with the black-soldier fly for broiler chicken feed has won an international tender.  more...
Foodtech Studio
Scrum Ventures has announced the list of startups chosen to participate in its Food Tech Studio - Bites!, a global program aimed to solve the key challenges plaguing the food supply chain; safety, waste reduction, health etc.  more...
Shellfish Allergens in Insect Protein
Recent study indicates that allergenic proteins found in cricket food products are similar to those found in shellfish like crabs and prawns, therefore insect-based foods need to be tested and correctly labelled for allergens. more...
shelf life testing insects mealworms novel proteins
In this podcast, Linda Everis (Principal Research Officer at Campden BRI) gives guidance for food manufacturers & processors in determining shelf-life and how the same principles apply to both traditional and novel foods. more...
enterra corporation canadian government funding
The funding will be used to build a full-scale commercial facility and purchase equipment to improve production capacity. more...
krill-based protein isolate
The new ingredient can be used in a wide range of high-protein formulations, including sports drinks more...
EFSA mealworm approval
The panel of the European Food Safety Agency confirmed they are safe for human consumption as whole larvae or in powder form. more...
Protifarm texturised insect protein
The new project will upcycle side-streams of flour milling into high-quality food ingredients more...
The manual is a comprehensive guide to help entrepeneurs kickstart their cricket farming business more...
innovafeed nesle production site
The new plant will have a production capacity of 60,000 metric tons of black soldier fly protein. more...
Insect production farm
Ÿnsect completed an impressived funding round to scale up production of mealworm feed more...