Are bugs the next big thing in pet food?


Insects are getting attention as an environmentally friendly source of protein, and demand for pet food and animal feed could reach half a million metric tons by the end of the decade, up from about 10,000 today, according to a RaboResearch report. Mars Petcare and Nestle have launched insect-based brands in Europe, although in the US, insect food accounts for less than 2% of all pet food sales.

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