News & Event
News & Event
Insects in animal feed at NutriFORUM2022
20th April 2022
Prof. Achille Schiavone, principal investigator of the Università degli Studi di Torino (UNITO) team, took part to #NutriFORUM2022 in Lleida (Spain) with the following talk: “Insects in poultry and pig feed: ingredient, supplement or environmental enrichment?”. The large audience and the lively interactions that followed his speech show how this topic never fails to engage discussions and interest around it.
Training internship at INAGRO insect rearing facility
Dr. Valentina Bongiorno & Dr. Sara Bellezza Oddon, PhD students of the UNITO team, starts their training internship at INAGRO insect rearing facility in Belgium.
Valentina and Sara for the next two months will work side by side with INAGRO insect team in order to learn the latest techniques about insect farming at a semi-industrial level.
Thank you very much @Carl Coudron and @Jonas Claeys for hosting #Poultrynsect students in your facility!
#teamwork #blacksoldierfly #sustainability #susfood #coreorganic
23th November 2021
#Poultrynsect went live with the workshop “POULTRYNSECT: an update on the use of insects as animal feed” held at the AgroVet university campus in Grugliasco, NW Italy.
During the workshop four speakers (3 of them, partners of the project CNR, UNITO and DIL) gave their talks about different aspects of the use of insects as animal feed informing the audience about the recent changes in the European law legislation and the use of LCA as a tool to evaluate the environmental impact of the animal productions. The workshop was concluded by a speech given by Bugslife founders, an Italian insect producing startup. At the end of the presentations, a lively and animated Q&A session with in presence and on line participants has been successfully developed.
The full workshop registration (in English) could be saw at the link below!
Poultrynsect at SANA 2021
10th September 2021
Dr. Francesco Gai coordinator of the #poultrynsect project participates at the 33rd international exhibition of organic and natural products SANA 2021, the most important fair trade for business operators and customer of the organic market in Italy, as part of the conference “The future of food: if not now, when?” organized by #ccpb, stakeholder of the project.
EAAP Annual Meeting 2021
1th September 2021
Dr. Dusan Ristic from German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL) team present some of the first results of #poultrynsect at 72nd Annual Meeting of EAAP – European Federation of Animal Science in Davos, Switzerland. More results, presentations and publications coming, so stay tuned!.
Poultrynsect at EAAP Annual Meeting 2021
5th May 2021
Dr. Dusan Ristic member of the German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL) team will give an oral presentation titled: “Environmental impact of feeds utilized for poultry protein productions: soybean vs insect larvae” at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science that will be held from 30th August to 3rd September in Davos, Switzerland.
Talk about local chickens breeds at Due Punti Festival
4th May 2021
Prof. Achille Schiavone, principal investigator of the Università degli Studi di Torino (UNITO) team, gave a talk at the Due Punti Festival a Public engagement initiative, focused on scientific divulgation of Food, Ecosystems and Culture arguments, organized by the Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences in collaboration with the Department of Veterinary Sciences of UNITO. Achille during her talk explained the importance of the biodiversity of the local poultry breeds and their role in the sustainability of the economy of the small farmers. Among the local poultry breeds reviewed, someone such as the Bianca di Saluzzo or Bionda Piemontese breeds will be investigated during the Poultrynsect project.
The full talk (in Italian) could be listen here:
Poultrynsect meet the poultry chain stakeholders
12th April 2021
A webinar was held with the aim of making the Poultrynsect project known to the Italian public. The web meeting (“Poultrynsect incontra gli stakeholders della Filiera Avicola”) was very successful, bringing the public and the Italian researchers closer to the topics of the project. The presentation of the poultry breeds useful to biological production and their welfare, the role of the sensorial analyses in the valorization of the biological poultry meat, together with the sustainability of these productions were the main themes of the webinar. The public was really interested in these issues, since there is in general and increasing attention by the consumers to animal welfare, biological productions and climate changes. Indeed, from a short questionnaire proposed to the audience, a great interest emerged on animal welfare, insects rearing, and environmental sustainability.
Poultrynsect SF/CO kick-off meeting
23rd February 2021
The Poultrynsect project was presented within the 12 research projects selected for funding by the ERA-NET SUSFOOD2 and CORE Organic Call Board. During this kick-off meeting Dr. Francesco Gai coordinator of the project and member of the CNR team gave a pitch illustrating the aims and the scopes of the project that were summarized in a graphical abstract readable in a easy way for the participants attending the on line meeting.
Poultrynsect kick-off meeting
11th January 2021
The Poultrynsect project kick-off meeting took place on 11th January 2021. The kick-off agenda started with an introduction to the Poultrynsect project, followed by the description of the Work Packages (WPs) related to insect rearing, poultry trials, laboratory and sensorial analyses, economic and environmental sustainability assessments. The discussion between the partners was very fruitful and possible solutions about potential critical issues has been proposed. A future meeting, discussing the advancement of the project, has been planned for the month of June 2021.