Review: Insect meal: a future source of protein feed for pigs?
K DiGiacomo, BJ Leury
animal | Cambridge University Press | Published : 2019
Are insects the farm animal of the future? A key agenda for agricultural production systems is the development of sustainable practices whereby food and feed can be produced in an environmentally efficient manner. These goals require novel approaches to complex problems and demand collaboration between scientists, producers, consumers, government and the general population. The provision of feed for animals is a major contributor to land and water use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Further, overfishing and a reduction in available land and water resources on which crops can be grown has led to an increase in price of protein ingredients such as fish meals and oils and soybean meals. Det..View full abstract
The funding provided to Dr DiGiacomo as the recipient of a Veski Sustainable Agriculture grant is greatly acknowledged. The authors gratefully acknowledge Hatch Biosystems (Pty. Ltd) for the provision of BSF larvae.