9 January 2014

In hoeverre kunnen vliegen als eiwitbron dienen voor veevoederproductie? Dat is de centrale vraag van het PROteINSECT-project, een internationaal en multidisciplinair onderzoeksproject waar ook onderzoekers van de KU Leuven aan meewerken

21 December 2013

Un projet novateur en partie développé dans le Jura. L’organisation internationale CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International), basée à Delémont, est spécialisée dans la recherche en biologie. Son équipe de scientifiques travaillent actuellement sur le projet PROteINSECT.

Insects can support livestock production

11 November 2013

The use of insects as an alternative source of protein in animal feed is becoming more globally appealing. However, EU law currently prohibits including protein derived from insects in animal feed - with the exception of feed intended for fish or shellfish.

New Law Needed for Insects to Contribute to Livestock Sustainability

15 November 2013


EU - The EU-funded project PROteINSECT co-ordinated in the UK by FERA (The Food and Environment Research Agency) with partners in China and Africa as well as mainland Europe is working to drive changes to current legislation.

A chicken requires a total of 925 grams of protein during its lifetime

House fly larvae meal has a reported protein content of 37.5 -63.1%