The global potential of insects
One of the projects AgriFutures has invested in, is the Nutritional quality of edible insects and development of pet foods. This project is the first of its kind in Australia, processing insects as pet food.
Growth of insect farming is underpinned by its potential to address several challenges, such as pressure on natural resources, climate volatility, a growing global population, and increased protein demand. Insects are vital to addressing these challenges, they are more efficient converters of ingested food to body weight than traditional livestock.