New technology putting bugs on the menu
Insects are not all that bad. The edible ones have always been a part of human diets. Innovation in mass-rearing systems has begun in many countries. The EU-funded BugBox project has developed a light prototype of a rearing reactor that is 200 times more productive and over 10 times more affordable. However, it needs to be tested and demonstrated in a relevant environment (with different insect species and in different geographical locations and conditions). The key component of BugBox is software which runs a fully automated mass rearing reactor. This new technology which is easily scalable, will target farmers of edible insects and producers of protein powders, oils and other sub-products. The list also includes producers of foods, snacks and beverages.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/entomology
- /natural sciences/biological sciences/biochemistry/biomolecules/proteins
- /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science
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