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Insect ingredients conference aims to make waves

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The organisers of Insects to Feed the World - a conference focussing on insect-based foods and animal feeds - have announced the return of the alternative ingredients forum for its fifth edition.

A black soldier fly.
Insects can provide an alternative source of protein for aquafeeds and other products

The Asian Food and Feed Insect Association (AFFIA) have today announced that the fifth edition of the Insects to Feed the World (IFW) conference will be held at the Singapore EXPO Centre, from 19 - 22 June 2024.

From the very first IFW event in 2014, co-organised by Wageningen University & Research and the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the conference series sparked a global movement towards insect-based solutions. This year, the organisers hope to build on the legacy of the event, further driving interest and innovation in the insect ingredient sector.

This year’s edition of the IFW conference features a local organising committee of leading researchers, industry executives, and government representatives, and promises a dynamic and impactful event, attracting attendees from around the globe.

The conference will play host to a varied line-up, featuring keynote speeches made by, amongst others, renowned experts such as Dr Chrysantus Mbi Tanga from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, and Dr Meghan Barrett from Indiana University Indianapolis. The event will also host panel discussions, poster sessions, and workshops on a variety of insect-related topics.

“Every two years, the ‘Insects to Feed the World’ conference becomes the focal point for everyone in the insect as feed and food industry. We’re thrilled to host it in Singapore, a dynamic hub in Southeast Asia, where opportunities for insect farming are abundant and where climate, production factors and regulations are supportive for impactful developments,” said IFW 2024 co-chair Leo Wein, in a press announcement.

Taking place later this month, the event promises a unique platform for learning, networking, and collaboration, with insights from experts and industry players on the latest research and development, and opportunities to contribute to a sustainable future.

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