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Insect Farms Gear Up To Feed Soaring Global Protein Demand: Analysis

Published on Apr 16 2018 12:29 PM in Supply Chain tagged: Trending Posts / USA / Cargill / insects / Paywall / Buhler

Insect Farms Gear Up To Feed Soaring Global Protein Demand: Analysis

Layers of squirming black soldier fly larvae fill large aluminum bins stacked 10-high in a warehouse outside of Vancouver. They are feeding on stale bread, rotting mangoes, overripe cantaloupe and squishy zucchini.

But this is no garbage dump. It's a farm.

Enterra Feed, one of an emerging crop of insect growers, will process the bugs into protein-rich food for fish, poultry - even pets. After being fattened up, the fly larvae will be roasted, dried and bagged or pressed to extract oils, then milled into a brown powder that smells like roasted peanuts.

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