The ‘Must-Have’ Insect Farming Industry Publication
Read the Fourth Edition of Beta Buzz
Thomas Farrugia introduces the long-awaited Beta Buzz #4
I hope you are doing well as you get ready to read this 4th edition of Beta Buzz, which we are delighted to present to you.
It has been 2 years since my colleague Nicola and I put the first issue of Beta Buzz together.
We’re delighted to present this 4th edition because it reflects two things: i) the rapid development of our sector and ii) holding true to our commitment to enabling new market entrants to join the insect farming sector. Over the past half-year, our industry has continued to make strides towards scaling up, with a significant number of large-scale insect farms being completed recently and further involvement from agri food stakeholders who are either providing their own offerings or partnering with existing Black Soldier Fly companies.
At a global level, we have had the hottest summer on record, leading world leaders at COP28 put agriculture under the spotlight, and make a commitment towards phasing out fossil fuels (even though they may have not used that language).
To me this means that insect farming will have a serious role to play in enabling the decarbonization and improved sustainability of our world’s agri-food systems. In order to do this, we’re going to need more insect protein and insect farmers, which is why we have again brought together content on the Black Soldier Fly farming sector farming featuring offerings from equipment suppliers and service providers so that you can get your insect farm up and running. We have also been busy sourcing informative content including perspectives on Black Soldier Fly nutrition by Dr. Thomas Spranghers from KU Leuven (pg 23), a case study on Flybox’s modular insect farming systems (pg 33) and how insect farming contributes to the circular revolution in collaboration with Peritus Capital (pg 05). In addition, we have also included a brief recap of sector developments in the quarter (pg 37), along with an FAQ section on Black Soldier Fly farming in the context of waste processing (pg 47)
Lastly, as you may have seen, Beta Bugs, the company behind this publication, secured further funding to accelerate on its plans for developing and distributing breeds of Black Soldier Fly – more on this on pg 43.
As always, we constantly seek to improve our Beta Buzz offering, so if you have any thoughts, feedback or would like to contribute to issue #5 with a case study, best practise or industry development piece then please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Farrugia – Founder and CEO
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