Insect Business – Wageningen 2016
Why not explore and evaluate alternative protein sources? In Wageningen (Netherlands), we met companies and researchers who study insects, their breeding and the production on an industrial scale. The fields of application ranging from feed to food and pharmaceuticals.
The sector is growing rapidly, in particular in the north of Europe (Italy is coming) and the improvement of production technologies suggests, in the near future, the use of insects as a source of nutrients and functional ingredients. In the Netherlands, the collaboration between universities and companies is a winning combination for developing this new business. Despite many doubts and question marks on legislation and quality, one thing is certain: this remote town is pursuing cutting-edge research!