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BioMar sees new promise with insect-based feed

Trials show good promise, company reports.

Feed maker BioMar has completed the testing of insect meal in feeds for aquaculture and believes it shows promise as an alternative protein source, the company said.

This is one among many other ingredients such as algae oil and single-cell proteins that BioMar has been investigating.

The company has been investigating insect meal since 2015, and since 2017 it has been conducting consumer testing with our customers with fish fed insect meal. These fish have already made their way to supermarkets in Europe.

"We have good test results on insect meal originating from black soldier flies, mealworms and others, which makes it a promising raw material," said Michel Autin, technical director at BioMar’s EMEA Division.

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