Insect protein demand in pet food may be 165k tons by 2030

As a pet food ingredient, insect meal can serve as an alternative protein source for dogs and cats with allergies or sensitivities.


Insect protein and oil producer Ÿnsect acquired Protifarm, a producer of human food ingredients made from mealworms, earlier this month. The acquisition will increase Ÿnsect production volume, while speeding delivery to pet and human food customers, Guillaume Daoulas, business development director for France-based insect protein and oil producer Ÿnsect, wrote in an email. Read more.

Wall, Tim. “Insect Protein Demand in Pet Food May Be 165k Tons by 2030.” PetfoodIndustrycom RSS,, 21 Apr. 2021,

Sour Hits the Sweet Spot for New Product Innovations

Bowls of Cherries and Glass of Cherry Juice

Sour is the new sweet spot in product development.  Sour is not only a trending flavor; it’s also linked to health and wellness. From kimchi and kombucha to fermented or pickled foods, consumers feel they are enjoying something good when it features sour. See how America’s palates are changing and how to tap into this growing trend. Read more.

“Sour Hits the Sweet Spot for New Product Innovations.” Prepared Foods RSS, Prepared Foods, 19 Feb. 2021,

Insect-based pet food news: Mars, Ynsect and Enviroflight

Along with minding the insect’s well-being and agricultural effects on ecosystems, packaging of Lovebug insect-based cat food aims to reduce resource use.

Like insects themselves emerging in spring, insect-based pet food ingredient suppliers and the products that use them have been active lately. Mars Petcare plans to introduce an insect-based cat food, Lovebug, in the United Kingdom. Read more.

Wall, Tim. “Insect-Based Pet Food News: Mars, Ynsect and Enviroflight.” PetfoodIndustrycom RSS,, 14 Apr. 2021,