According to Teun Veldkamp of Wageningen Livestock Research insects are the mini-livestock of the future. Insects are able to efficiently upgrade low value biomass into valuable protein. Worldwide recognition is slowly emerging.
This also resulted in Teun Veldkamp’s appointment as the first president of the Commission on Insects of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). This Commission will address questions concerning biomass as substrate for insect breeding, nutritional requirements of insects, insect production, processing methods of insect products, feeding value of insects (products) in animal feed, functional properties of insect products in animal feed, market applications, regulatory issues, consumer acceptance, environmental and socio-economic sustainability. As a spin-off Teun will also join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Insects as Food and Feed (JIFF). In a short video Teun Veldkamp, also leader of the project Insects as a sustainable feed ingredient, explains his fascination for the world of insects for food and feed.