Reaching net zero through insect-based animal feed


A switch to insect-based animal feeds could help reach net zero carbone missions target, researchers say.
 
Among other issues, tackling emissions from agriculture is vital if the word want to reach it’s 2050 target. Insect-based feeds offer a promising method to feed animals in a sustainable low carbon way.

As population levels rise, it’s expected that fish and poultry consumption will increase, generating a greater demand for animal feedstocks, and therfore for animal feed ingredients.
 
The global feed industry is energy-intensive, reliant on international imports, at risk of commodity price hikes, and associated with deforestation. Therefore, the world needs to increase feed production resilience to move fish and poultry production towards a sustainable and productive future.

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