Mexican pet food industry may be ready for insect protein

Insects form a traditional part of many Mexicans’ diets, which means people may have few taboos against feeding insect-based pet foods to their dogs or cats.

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Mexico’s pet food industry may be poised to take advantage of insects as novel pet food protein sources. As in many other cultures, insects form a traditional part of many Mexicans’ diets, which means people may have few taboos against feeding insect-based pet foods to their dogs or cats. At the same time, Mexican entrepreneurs could provide employment and income by starting insect protein production facilities, such as cricket or black soldier fly larvae farms. However, insects would require Mexican federal regulatory approval for use in pet foods.  Read more.


Wall, Tim. “Mexican Pet Food Industry May Be Ready for Insect Protein.”PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 22 May 2018, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7221-mexican-pet-food-industry-may-be-ready-for-insect-protein.

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