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📢Landmark milestone reached! Today the European Union authorizes the use of insect proteins in poultry and pig feed. This is a breakthrough for circular agriculture. The approval of using insect protein meal for poultry and pig feed helps reduce the dependency on protein sources that are connected to deforestation and overfishing.
👉The Netherlands leads the protein transition, with innovations and companies like Protix. Investors, companies, and retailers from all over the world come to The Netherlands for innovative technologies. Protix features as a leading example in Dutch TV programme EenVandaag addressing the need for sustainable innovation and a protein transition. 🌎
The Associated Press visited Protix and reported on insect nutrition about to take it’s rightful place in our food system. EU regulators issued another positive opinion this month for grasshoppers, based on an application from Protix. Protix is capable of producing a range of insects from black soldier fly to meal worms and crickets and has a broad portfolio of products ranging from ingredients for pets, plants, pigs, fish and chicken to foods and snacks for humans.
📢 Protix welcomes the publication of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion on the safety of Locusta migratoria (grasshopper) for human consumption. This EFSA opinion results from an application submitted by Fair Insects, a Protix company, back in 2018. Protix also applies novel food dossiers for the black soldier fly and other species.
Protix invests further in pet health & nutrition and hires Paul van der Raad as Global Commercial Director Petfood. The petfood industry is an important and growing market, where humanization, premiumization and sustainability are key drivers.
Flytilizer activates soil for plants. Flytilizer is the natural fertilizer from insects. The skins and droppings of insects are excellent nutrition for microorganisms that enforce the resilience of plant and soil. Eurofin presents positive research results in the Horti Expert Sessions of their webinar. (video in Dutch)
Protix never sits still but is always in full swing. Today we announce that Invest-NL invests in Protix. This is Invest-NL's first transaction with a direct contribution to the protein transition in the AgriFood sector and also very much in line with the National Protein Strategy
Our Black Soldier Fly stars in the next generation pet food by Percuro. We are the market leader when it comes to high quality and scalable insect ingredients production and we are happy to work with innovators like Percuro. Watch Percuro's great video explaining the big role of this small creature. Never too small to make a difference: our black soldier fly plays a key role in the bright sustainable future of Percuro pet food.
Protix is featured in this fascinating article by Bloomberg News. Protix believes that insect-based nutrition will enter all aspects of the AgriFood chain and help bring the food system back in balance with nature. Read all about it in this article by Agnieszka de Sousa.
Protix has won the Dutch Innovation Award 2020. The company wins the award for her progressive role in food sustainability.
Within months after the opening of the world's largest insect factory, Protix has attracted investor Rabo Corporate Investments as shareholder.
Happy chicken eat live larvae. Feeding live larvae keeps chickens busy and entertained so they spend less time pecking each other. New research shows that live larvae can be used in combination with local plant proteins to successfully replace soy in the diet of laying hens.