Insects As Feed In the EU

Mealworms

Mealworms

The European Union revised its regulations to allow insects as feed for aquaculture.  Insect protein producers are celebrating the new market but continue to push for further acceptance.  The next target is regulations on feed for poultry and pigs.  Wild poultry will consume insects as a substantial part of their diet.  Pigs are noted for rooting in the soil eating plant roots and soil insects.  Insects are a natural part of the diet of these animals.  Does it make sense to forbid feeding them  insects as part of rearing them to market?

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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