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Scottish Workshop on Insect Farming

Scottish Workshop on Insect Farming – A one-day stakeholder workshop is being held in Scotland that will bring together key organisations from across the would-be insect supply chain to share information and network about the potential of insect farming as an aquaculture feed source – a source of protein for fish farm and other animal feed.

Organised by Zero Waste the Scotland, the Scottish workshop on insect farming will be held in Edinburgh on 7 February 2019.

In 2016, the EU Commission released a white paper which found insect farming could provide a sustainable alternative source of protein for animal feed, while helping reduce the EU’s reliance on protein imports. In 2017, the EU passed legislation allowing use of select insect meal in aquaculture feed. An extension of this allowance to poultry is expected in the next 12-18 months.

Insect farming, particularly of Black Soldier Fly (BSF), offers an intriguing and elegant circular economy opportunity to turn organic residues, including pre-consumer food waste, into feedstock for food systems. Around the world, companies are constructing and operating commercial-scale insect farming plants.

Scotland is well-placed to become a global leader in this emerging industry owing to the Scottish Government’s circular economy objectives and food waste reduction target, and large aquaculture, agriculture and food and drink sectors.

This one-day stakeholder workshop will bring together key stakeholders from across the would-be supply chain to discuss information presented by Scottish and international experts and provide a preliminary networking opportunity

More information at: http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/event/insect-farming-scotland