Insects Cargill and InnovaFeed form a partnership

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Through the partnership, Cargill and InnovaFeed will collaborate to jointly market fish feed that includes insect protein.
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Through the partnership, Cargill and InnovaFeed will collaborate to jointly market fish feed that includes insect protein.
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Cargill and InnovaFeed have entered into a strategic partnership to bring sustainable and innovative feed options to the animal nutrition industry. Through the partnership, Cargill and InnovaFeed will collaborate to jointly market fish feed which includes insect protein, enabling both partners to support the growth of sustainable aquaculture.

InnovaFeed’s circular economy approach brings added sustainability benefits as the company uses co-products from the agriculture production of starch and sugar to feed black soldier fly larvae known as Hermetia illucens. Once the larvae reach a certain stage, protein and oil are extracted from the larvae, to be used in feed for pets, aquaculture species and young animals like broilers and piglets.

“By upcycling local cereal co-products and repurposing insect waste as an organic fertilizer, InnovaFeed’s products truly have a positive environmental impact,” said Clement Ray, chief executive officer, InnovaFeed. “We’re also able to have a positive impact on climate change by saving 25,000 tons of CO² emissions per year with each 10,000-ton-production unit¹  by feeding insect meal to animals. That is equivalent to removing 14,000 cars off the roads.”

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