Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Insects as animal feed: novel ingredients for use in pet, aquaculture and livestock diets.

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This 138-paged book highlights the opportunity for the inclusion of insects into animal feed for livestock, pets, aquaculture and exotics. It also details the challenges which still need to be overcome to enable the global establishment of insect farming as a profitable and sustainable source of feed ingredients. The aim is to provide information to enable all interested parties to evaluate use of...

Chapter 7 (Page no: 53)

Environmental impact of insect rearing.

This chapter discusses the environmental impact of insect rearing. Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from insects used as feed or food are discussed and data from life cycle assessments (LCAs) on commercially farmed insects are discussed per species. The relevance of the utilized feed on the environmental impact of insects and their derived products, including suggestions to lower this impact are also discussed. It is concluded that land use associated with insect production generally seems low, compared to conventional feed and food products. The EU (expressed as fossil fuel depletion) of insect production is often high compared to conventional products. To a large extent this is because several LCAs have been conducted for systems in temperate climates, which require extensive climate control.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The challenges facing the feed industry. Author(s): Booth, A., O'Neill, H. M., Quigley, L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 8) Which insect species and why? Author(s): Bjone, H., Fitches, E. C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 17) Insect products, processing and safety. Author(s): Wakefield, M. E., Mason, S., Dickinson, M.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 26) Suitability of insects for animal feeding. Author(s): Hawkey, K., Brameld, J., Parr, T., Salter, A., Hall, H.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 39) Closing the loop with industrial insect farming. Author(s): Heckmann, L. H. L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 45) Insect farming: the missing link in the circular economy. Author(s): Clark, W.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 60) By-products of insect rearing: insect residues as biofertilizers. Author(s): Bloukounon-Goubalan, A. Y., Saïdou, A., Clottey, V. A., Coulibaly, K., Erokotan, N., Obognon, N., Chabi, F., Chrysostome, C. A. A. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 72) Insect production and utilization of insect products in Asia. Author(s): Devic, E.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 75) Insect production and utilization of insect products in Africa. Author(s): Kenis, M., Pomalégni, S. C. B., Sankara, F., Nkegbe, E. K., Koko, G. K. D.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 79) Insect production and utilization of insect products in the USA and Canada. Author(s): Finke, M., Koutsos, L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 82) Insect production and utilization of insect products in Europe. Author(s): Rojo, S.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 85) Innovation articles. Author(s): Smith, R.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 106) Legislation, policy and quality assurance. Author(s): McCulloch, J., Nelson, J.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 116) Global consumer perception of insects as feed. Author(s): Rumpold, B. A.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 126) The future of animal feeding. Author(s): Murta, D.