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The global black soldier fly market is expected to reach $2.57 billion by 2030 with a CAGR of 33.3% during the forecast period of 2019 to 2030.
Black Soldier fly is the only possible way out of the fishmeal trap
The most expensive component of raising animals is the protein cost in feeds, which accounts for 60 to 70 per cent of the total production cost,” says Dr Tanga. “Black soldier fly is a lot more affordable.
Black soldier flies (Hermetia illucens) are not much to look at, but they are making major waves in the aquaculture industry. These superstar larvae are disrupting the fish feed status quo by providing a protein-packed, inexpensive and high-quality alternative to the otherwise unsustainable feeds on the market.
Given that some regions use insects as an alternative protein source for humans, isn’t it also possible to feed cattle with insects? Yes, it is a sustainable way. Moreover it is not limited by cultural restraints of the more industrialised societies.