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Insects as a source of alternative and sustainable protein for food

Description

GO_INSECT investigate the possibilities of insects as a source of alternative and sustainable protein for food and identify the necessary requirements that ensure the technical-economic viability of projects related to industrial breeding of insects
The FAO argues that insect intake is beneficial to our health because of its nutritional value. They are also an alternative for the manufacturing of animal feed.
The estimated population increases for the next 50 years and climate change are two of the major challenges for the global food industry. The development of this GO will support the creation of working groups.

 

 

Objectives

  • Explore and exploit the potential that insects offer as a source of alternative and sustainable protein for food.
  • Identify the necessary requirements that ensure the viability of projects related to industrial farming of insects.
  • Create a stable work forum that integrates knowledge and promotes experiences that demonstrate the viability of the production and consumption of insect protein.

Actions

  • Define the structure and operational work to ensure the foundations of a stable forum on insects for food.
  • Perform a detailed review related to the use of insects as a source of alternative protein.
  • Write a project proposal to be executed in a second phase, which demonstrates the viability and potential offered by insects in the food market.

Expected results

  • Report with description of procedures on the operation of the work platform.
  • Report of conclusions related to the breeding and use of insects and derivatives for food.
  • Preparation of innovative project proposal and communication plan.
  • Dissemination of the OG through brochures and press releases on corporate websites and social networks.

Partners:

PROGRAMME

Rural Development National Plan

Contribution: 7.645 €
Duration: 2018-2019

 

Team

Mª Luisa Mussons

Division of Agrifood and Processes

marlui@cartif.es

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