Bella Pupa, touted as the world’s first silkworm powder snack, has been launched in China as a ‘sustainable and nutritious product’ benefitting from the availability of 500.000 tons of silkworm farmed in the country each year.
CropLife Asia will partner with the Asian Apicultural Association to support the study of bee species and populations in Asia and collaborate in developing a harmonised method to survey pollinators in key countries.
Edible insects are set for mainstream manufacturing success, as their US popularity is repeated on this side of the Atlantic, according to speakers at Food Manufacture’s innovation conference – New Frontiers in Food and Drink.
Australian researchers have been combining micro-sensing, sterile insect technology with new insect trapping systems to protect the country’s farms from the Queensland fruit fly, one of Australia's most economically damaging pest.
In the wake of the European Commission’s announcement that it will adopt a proposal to restrict the use of three pesticides belonging to the neonicotinoid family, rice research guru Bas Bouman has called for Asia to take different approaches, including...