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Read the Third Edition of Beta Buzz
Beta Bugs CEO, Thomas Farrugia introduces the much anticipated Beta Buzz #3
I hope that you are doing well as you read this third issue of Beta Buzz, which myself and the wider team are delighted to present you with.
Before we dive into what’s in store for this third issue, I wanted to highlight how the sector has come along since we started Beta Buzz. It feels to me that we are now entering an era of information and communication, driven by a number of companies within our space. From webinars to talks and conferences (and even written summaries using Chat-GPT) it is now possible to learn more about Black Soldier Fly Larvae production, along with the requirements for setting up this kind of business. This is excellent – it means that our sector becomes more accessible to new market entrants, and
grows as a result. This is also critical, because if we are to avert the impending climate crisis and ensure the future sustainability of our food systems, we need as many players operating in this field as possible. With the latest report by the IPCC, we now know that we need to move even faster than before if we want to minimize the damage done to our planet. As an industry, we need to make insect protein part of everyone’s everyday
Tying into this, we have pulled together content in the form of articles and perspectives which show how insect protein is coming online – these include contributions from Pronuvo, who are farming Black Soldier Fly in Costa Rica (pg 39/40), Dr. Ing. Teun Veldkamp from the University of Wagenigen gives an overview of the EU’s SUSINCHAIN project (pg 19/20) and perspectives on insect farming from John Kirkpatrick at Tesco (pg 27/30). In addition, we have guest pieces from the Beta Bugs team on Black Soldier Fly genetics (pg 35/36) and regulatory landscapes (pg 41/42).
Lastly, our technology and service providers showcase features a range of new companies and technologies to help you set up your Black Soldier Fly farm, so that you too can play your part in our industry.
As always, we are always open to your thoughts on how to make a better Beta Buzz. If you can help us on this mission we would be very appreciative of it – feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts or feedback. Similarly if you would like to contribute to issue#4 – be it a case study, best practise or industry developments get in touch on the same address so we can explore and discuss it.
Thomas Farrugia – Founder and CEO
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