Insect Farming in Scotland – Stakeholder Workshop

Insect Farming in Scotland – Stakeholder Workshop
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/02/2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Edinburgh TBC


The EU Commission released a white paper in 2016 which found insect farming could provide a sustainable and ethical alternative source of protein for animal feed and in 2017, passed legislation allowing use of select insect meal in aquaculture feed.

Insect farming, particularly of Black Soldier Fly (BSF), offers an elegant and intriguing circular economy opportunity to turn organic residues, including pre-consumer food waste, into a high quality protein feedstock for agriculture and aquaculture, and other valuable by-products.

To date, there are no commercial insect farming operations in Scotland however, Scotland is ideally positioned to become a leader in the emerging insect farming industry. Furthermore, insect farming could be a significant bio-economy opportunity for the country, and one which could support the Scottish Government’s circular economy objectives.

SAIC is delighted to partner this event run by Zero Waste Scotland and alongside:

  • the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
  • the University of Stirling Institute of Aquaculture
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC).

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