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Insects as Food & Feed Special Interest Group

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:00 to Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 16:00

Venue: Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, GL7 6JS

Insects as food and feed

A two day conference 


The number of UK producers and users of insect based products both as animal feed and as a novel protein source in human diets is rapidly increasing. This conference will draw together the multidisciplinary aspects of this emerging industry. It will provide a forum for participants to discuss the progress that has been made over the previous year, exchange ideas and expand  their existing networks. 

The conference will be streamed live on the internet and a ten minute film of the highlights of each day will be produced.

Day one will focus on insects as part of human diets while day two will examine insects as animal feed. Both days will begin with a case study followed by three short presentations that outline developments and challenges in that sector. Lunch will be followed by a general discussion. At the end of day one the agricultural innovation centre “Farm 491” will provide a drinks reception in their new state of the art building. The conference dinner will then be held in the universities dining hall.

There will also be a trade fair on both days where companies associated with this industry can showcase their products and services.

Costs - (Please ensure that you complete the registration form)  REGISTRATION FORM

1 Day pass including lunch, coffee AM & PM       £20.00

1 Day pass including lunch, coffee AM & PM plus dinner (Tuesday night) £40.00

There will be a coach from Swindon station to the RAU each morning and one from the RAU to Swindon station each evening. Times and costs TBC, please contact Peter Smithers.

Peter Smithers
Mark Ramsden


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