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Fitting insect production into current regulations a challenge

Canadian and EU companies call for fewer limits on feedstuffs

Insect-rearing innovators in Canada are ahead of the United States and the European Union when it comes to approvals for use in animal feed products.

However, that hasn’t translated into a broad opening up of new markets. In all three jurisdictions, more work is needed to convince regulators and others in the livestock sector about the scientific and sustainability merits of insect production.

Why it matters: Insects could be a protein feed ingredient for livestock feed, with low environmental impact.

Ingredients derived from insects are approved for use in Canada for farmed fish, poultry and swine, and represent a potential alternative to current feedstuffs in those sectors.

Read the full article at Farmtario.com

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