F&A Alternative Proteins Edition

ARTICLE F&A Alternative Proteins Edition April 2023 35 INCREASED INVESTMENTS AND TIPS FOR THE FUTURE The increasing investments in the insect industry in recent years offer several tips for the future, including: 1. Embrace alternative protein sources: As the world's population grows, the demand for protein is expected to increase, and traditional protein sources may not be sufficient to meet this demand. The insect industry offers a promising alternative protein source that is sustainable, nutritious, and efficient to produce. The increasing investments in the insect industry indicate that there is a growing interest in alternative protein sources and suggest that this trend will continue in the future. 2. Focus on sustainability: Sustainability is becoming an increasingly important consideration for consumers, governments, and businesses. The insect industry's focus on sustainable production methods, such as feeding insects on agricultural by-products and using less land, water, and energy than traditional livestock farming, offers a valuable lesson for other industries. As the global population continues to grow and natural resources become increasingly scarce, sustainable production methods will become even more critical for the future. 3. Innovation and technology: The insect industry has made significant strides in developing new technology and processes for insect rearing, processing, and marketing. The increasing investments in the insect industry suggest that there is a growing recognition of the importance of innovation and technology in developing sustainable and efficient production methods. The future of the insect industry will likely see continued investment in research and development to improve production. This will also lead to improvements in efficiency, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of insect production. 4. Collaboration and Partnerships: The insect industry is a relatively new and emerging industry, and it will require collaboration and partnerships across different sectors to fully realize its potential. As more investors and stakeholders become interested in the industry, we can expect to see more partnerships and collaborations between different companies, research institutions, and government agencies. At Innovafeed, we are backed by investors who are both our partners and our customers, and who believe in our concept. 5. Education and Awareness: Finally, the increasing investments in the insect industry offer also an opportunity to raise awareness and educate the