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Protein Deficit and Insects

10 November 20202 min reading

Cemalettin Kanas / Editor 

Dear readers,

One of the most vital issues of today’s and the next generations is how to feed the rapidly growing global population. The world population is estimated to hit 9.5 billion by 2050. In parallel with this projection, the global food demand will increase by %60. This makes the production of insects critical because they are one crucial key to sustainable protein security.

The cover story of this issue is reserved for insects, which are an alternative protein source in the value chain for the feed industry. Insect Production Specialist Dr. Kashif ur Rehman from Poultry Research Institute and Clemens Hollah,

Head of Director's Office at German Institute of Food Technologies, discussed the current situation and future prospects regarding the use of the black soldier fly in poultry feed.

Moreover, Lars-Henrik Lau Heckmann, Head of Insect and Protein Technology at the Danish Technological Institute, answered our questions about the use of insects as animal feed.

Pointing out that insect farming is less likely to be adversely affected by coronavirus, Heckmann said that insects can positively affect feed and food safety.

In the product file, we discussed the issue of DDGS, an attractive replacement for traditional corn, soybean meal, sunflower meal and phosphorous ingredients used in animal feeds with its high energy, protein and phosphorous content.

Ayhan Kındap, General Manager of A.K. Global Trade and Consultancy, shared his experiences in the feed and grain industry with you, our esteemed readers.

With this file; the production process, types, transport and storage issues and quality factors of DDGS, general information about pricing and transportation, the US share in the world trade and Turkey DDGS imports are given.

See you in the next issue.

I wish you a pleasant reading and a Happy New Year.

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