Successful WIAS Annual Conference
PhD Candidates Fleur Veldkamp, Xiaodan Wang and Clémence Orsini contributed with excellent oral presentations. Moreover, PhD Candidates Hao Ye, Lianzhe Shi, Coen van Zyl, Yapin Wang and Dongdong Lu presented their research plans and results in a poster presentation.
WIAS Publication Prize
Allyson Ipema (Adaptation Physiology Group) and Alejandro Parodi (Animal Production Systems Group) won the WIAS (Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences) 2022 publication prize for their paper in Nature Food: “Principles for the responsible use of farmed insects as livestock feed”.
The paper was written at the end of the multidisciplinary project ‘Assessing the potential of insects to reduce the environmental impact of livestock production and improve livestock health and welfare in concert’. The use of farmed insects as livestock feed is a promising way to make livestock production more sustainable with potentially broad benefits across food systems. It is stated in the paper, however, that a holistic approach is needed to use farmed insects in a responsible and effective manner in livestock production. Seven key principles are proposed to guide a sustainable future use of farmed insects as livestock feed.