Environmentalist David Suzuki. (Photo Credit: David Suzuki Foundation CC BY 3.0)
A new product based on insects, which is currently being tested, could provide a satisfactory alternative to industrial feed for farmed fish.
The leaders of this initiative are the environmentalist David Suzuki and Enterra’s CEO Brad Marchant, who devised a maggot-based feed as a sustainable source of protein, the Vancouver Sun reported.
In an official release Suzuki, who is also Enterra’s co-founder, informed that: "What excites me about this technology is not just the animal feed issue, which is a big issue, but that we can recapture the nutrients in food that would otherwise go to waste. We need to learn to use our resources in a way that is more sustainable and this technology imitates nature to do just that.”
The privately-owned firm has as its goal to create and apply sustainable technology and has done so in the past with success.
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