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edibl- Introducing sustainability for you and your pets

In recent studies, it has been found that consumers are now switching to more sustainable products for their four legged friends.



With growing approval for not only sustainable but alternative protein sources, there is no doubt that change is forthcoming primarily because “​​insects such as BSF (black soldier files) are rich in protein and have a clear potential in animal nutrition. The well-balanced amino acid profiles of certain insect ingredients are shown to be comparable to meat- and fishmeal (Spranghers et al., 2017). Due to their novel protein structure there is a lot of interest for use of insects in diets that are intended for pets diagnosed with food intolerance or allergies... Additionally, insects can have high fats/oils, mineral and vitamin levels, depending on what they are fed on.” With positive expansion underway, there are currently 7 species of insects that are authorised in the EU which include Acheta Domesticus (House Crickets), Tenebrio Molitor (Yellow Mealworms) and Hermetia illucens (Black soldier fly-BSF).



As great potential builds, it is evident that the market will continue to expand as consumers begin to become more socially conscious in what they not only feed their pet, but how it will ultimately affect the environment.




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