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Agricultural Outlook and Insect Farming, IPIFF annual conference 2022.

Updated: May 22, 2023

At the Agricultural Outlook and Insect Farming, IPIFF annual conference 2022, Alexander Stein from the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (European Commission) highlighted the significance of the Farm to Fork strategy in the European Green Deal.



At the Agricultural Outlook and Insect Farming, IPIFF annual conference 2022, Alexander Stein from the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (European Commission) highlighted the significance of the Farm to Fork strategy in the European Green Deal. The goal of the Farm to Fork strategy is to create fair, healthy, and environmentally-friendly food systems (source: Agricultural Outlook and Insect Farming, IPIFF annual conference 2022). The transition to a sustainable food supply chain is a key component of the Farm to Fork strategy, which aims to establish a circular bio-based economy. Insect farming can contribute to this objective by converting food losses and waste into an additional source of protein. In the European Union (EU), approximately one-fifth of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted, amounting to 129 million tonnes per year (source: Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development). A simulation of the potential of insect farming in the EU demonstrates that by utilizing 50% of global food waste as feed for insects, specifically black soldier flies, it could lead to the production of 23 million tonnes of protein meal and 6 million tonnes of oil by 2030 (source: Agricultural Outlook and Insect Farming, IPIFF annual conference 2022). (Source: Agricultural Outlook and Insect Farming, IPIFF annual conference 2022, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development)




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