News : insects

Grasshopper novel food europe
The EU and South Korea approved the commercialisation of grasshoppers (Locusta migratoria) as food. For the EU, it’s the second insect to become Novel Food after mealworms. more...
Focus on the Insect Industry
Read newprotein's latest special focus on the insect industry, featuring insect-based ingredients (proteins, fats, feed, etc.), equipment and services. more...
ENTOTRUST insect certification
The ENTOTRUST logo provides that quality and safety certification that reluctant customers may be looking for. more...
Hargol FoodTech Grasshopper Protein
Hargol FoodTech built the largest grasshopper farm in the world. The company’s mission is to deliver an alternative protein that is healthier for humans with minimal environmental impact. more...
Betahatch mealworm farm
Beta Hatch operates North America’s largest mealworm hatchery, growing sustainable nutrient-dense protein for animal feed year-round. more...
North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture NACIA
The North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture (NACIA) is the insects for food and feed industry association in North America working to ensure that insects can make our agricultural and food systems safer and more sustainable. more...
Mealworm Producer Optiprot
Optiprot produces dehydrated and ground mealworms for food and feed, as well as mealworm frass for organic farmers.  more...
Global Bugs Crickets producer
Global Bugs’ entopowder ™️ is marketed as B2C and B2B. It can be used in many food applications to boost the nutritional profile of foods, especially protein and vitamin B12. more...
Aspire food group insect producer
Aspire Food Group are pioneers in precision insect farming at scale, with the mission of realizing the potential of the natural world through the power of technology.  more...
Black Soldier Fly Protenga
Protenga’s Insect protein and insect-derived products provide an opportunity to combine a natural and sustainable diet with improved feed intake and disease resistance in intensive and traditional shrimp farming systems. more...
Scientist at work at Zurich Innovation Centre
This exciting new protein hub builds on Givaudan's industry leading expertise in taste, texture, colours, proteins and ingredients and provides the experts. technologies and equipment to help accelerate the development of alternative proteins. more...
insect protein novel food authorisation
So far, 2021 has been a memorable year for the insect industry, for both food and feed applications. Here is a recap of the most important regulatory milestones.  more...
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...