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Black soldier fly larva as a bioconversion agent [Full subscriber]

The global food demand is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, with major shifts most likely happening in diets favoring animal-based and protein-rich foods [1]. Soybean and fish are protein-rich ingredients commonly used in various animal feeds (e.g., soybean meal, fishmeal, respectively). As a result, they have become a perpetual cause of dispute in the current food versus feed competition. Furthermore, the cultivation of crops allocated to livestock (e.g., soybean, corn) puts pressure on land availability causing deforestation and threatening biodiversity. For these reasons, there is an urgent need to replace conventional feed ingredients (e.g., fishmeal, cornmeal, soybean meal)…

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