26.04.23 Gut Leidenhausen + 04.05.23 Umweltzentrum-Erftstadt: entosiast contributes to the strategy for "Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)" in North Rhine-Westphalia by holding lectures at (adult) education centers. The aim of ESD is to enable people to think and act in a way that fits with the future. In this context, entosiast is pleased to present the potential of beneficial insects to a broad audience.
The European insect sector has gathered momentum: Numerous start-ups are developing innovative ideas and concepts to make good use of the potential of insects. We present the most important developments and report on the current legal situation - in the EU and in Germany.
Barawa Farm Update - Impressions from BSF farming in Kapchorwa, Uganda
“Kapchorwa” in translation says "Home of Friends" – and for entosiast it exactly felt like that during the first visit on site, in early 2023: "Happily welcomed" by Crispus Kamuyeke and his family - in East Africa on the slopes of Mount Elgon.
Edible insects - further EU approvals
Since January 2023, house crickets and larvae of the grain mold beetle processed into powder have been added to the list of ingredients for novel insect-based foods.
Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, tests are underway to determine whether the so-called "Limburgse Cricket Balls" could replace the classic bitterballen in the long run.
Barawa Farm Update - taking big steps towards 2023
Thanks to successful pitches, things are moving forward at Barawa Farm.
With the support of UNDP and Save the Children Uganda, our project is taking a seven-mile step – from now on large quantities of Hermtia larvae can constantly be produced in the new greenhouse.
"BSF Breeders Summer Camp 2022" 29. - 31. July
This year's "Insects to Feed the World"-Conference has shown how important it is, to get together to share experience and thoughts. Therefore we want to use the momentum and bring together black soldier fly breeders from all over Europe for a first "BSF Breeders Summer Camp". As the BSF breeder community is constantly growing, it just makes perfectly sense to gather, communicate and join forces.
Conserving natural resources with edible insects
Our planet’s resources are not infinite - on the contrary, in Germany the Earth's overshoot day 2022 was already reached on May 04. It is urgently necessary that we manage natural resources more sustainably. A good example is the breeding of insects as an alternative source of nutrients. Here, large quantities of essential raw materials can be saved and relatively little agricultural land is required.
Bugs to the Future - are we ready to eat insects?
Insects can sustainably enrich our diet - but how and in what form? And above all: (How) do they taste at all? Answers to these questions and much more will be provided by the "Theme Day on Edible Insects" on May 15 at the Meise Botanical Garden, BE.
entosiast is very happy to join this great event and to meet you there!
Edible insects profile: House cricket (Acheta domesticus)
House crickets have recently been officially approved for consumption in Europe. Thanks to the nutrients they contain, insect meal obtained from crickets is well suited for the preparation of foods such as burger patties, cookies or pasta products. As a whole, dried edible insect, Acheta domesticus enriches the palette of healthy snacks.
Insects as food in the EU
2021 is considered a groundbreaking year for the European insect sector: The European Food Safety Authority EFSA gives green light for the first time to an insect species for human consumption and mealworms are officially approved as the first edible insect in the EU since June 2021.
This was followed shortly thereafter by further positive assessments - an overview.
Online seminar on animal welfare-friendly feeding with insects
The event organized by the North Rhine-Westphalia Chamber of Agriculture (Lwk NRW) offers pig and poultry farmers practical answers to fundamental questions on the subject of sustainable insect-based feeds.
"Insects to feed the world" Conference 2022
The fourth edition of the conference will take place from June 12th to 16th 2022 in Quebec (City), Canada.
Once again, focus will be laid on all aspects related to insects as food and feed.
Barawa Farm Update – Successful competition
Chemutai Crispus Kamuyeke made it to the top 100 at the "Uganda YOUTH IDEAthon" with his project-presentation on "Black Soldier Fly-Farming in the Kapchorwa Region" and thus secured valuable funding.
EU-Funding for German insect biorefinery
The InBiRa insect biorefinery receives €3.9 million in funding from the EU and the state of Baden-Württemberg as part of the EDRF "Bioeconomy Bio-Ab-Cycling" program.
RELAUNCH entosiast.de – KICKOFF Blog
It took a while - all the greater the joy: entosiast.de shines in new splendor!
With our site we draw attention to the diverse applications of beneficial insects.