Bühler expands insect portfolio with new mealworm facility in Netherlands

SWITZERLAND – Bühler is set to commission a new mealworm production facility in Netherlands, as the Swiss company continues to expand its portfolio in the insect industry. The project, which Bühler initiated with a farmer producing yellow mealworm, will see the company design install and commission a complete mealworm production facility in a 2,300 square-meter facility. Andreas Aepli, CEO Bühler Insect Technology Solutions said that once the first plant is completed, it will offer livestock farmers an alternative option for gaining a sustainable business with attractive margins. “With this project…

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Finnish baker introduces insect bread to grocery stores

FINLAND – Fazer, a family-owned company offering bakery, confectionery, biscuit and grain products as well as food and café service has introduced insect bread to grocery stores, for the first time in the market. According to the company, the novel product, called Fazer Sirkkaleipä (Fazer Cricket Bread), is the first hand-baked cricket bread. The company has been developing insect bread to be included in its assortment of in-store bakeries since the summer, The ban on selling insects as food in Finland was removed on 1 November 2017. “We wanted to…

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AgriProtein wins BBC’s international food and farming award

SOUTH AFRICA – AgriProtein, the world’s biggest fly-farmer and leading waste-to-nutrient up-cycler, has been named the BBC Food Chain Global Champion in its quest for new source of protein to feed the planet’s growing population. The insect protein pioneer was awarded for its flagship product, which helps in securing the future of food while delivering significant environmental benefits. The Food Chain Global Champion award is a new category for 2017, and BBC’s first-ever international food and farming award, which recognizes outstanding work that challenges established methods and practices to secure…

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