The Scotsman: Why We All Need To Catch The Insect Eating Bug

Why We All Need To Catch The Insect Eating Bug To most Scots, they may not provide the most appetising of meals, yet insects have been at the centre of many people’s culinary world for centuries. As the global population is expected to swell to more than 9 billion by 2030, according to the United […]

Royal Society of Edinburgh: How Insects Could Provide a Solution to Climate Change

Royal Society of Edinburgh – How Insects Could Provide a Solution to Climate Change Dr Thomas Farrugia is Founder and CEO of Beta Bugs Limited, the insect genetics company, which he established in 2017. The company, headquartered at Easter Bush Campus, develops and distributes high-performance breeds of Black Soldier Fly for the insects-as-feed industry. The […]

The Herald: Manmade ‘Superfly’ Could Help Feed World’s Livestock

Manmade ‘Superfly’ Could Help Feed World’s Livestock They have voracious appetites and are perhaps the least enticing of morsels. But in a laboratory near Edinburgh, squirming supersize dark brown maggots and cages crammed with tens of thousands of their winged big brothers and sisters are offering a tantalising glimpse into the future of farming. Using selective […]