The insect protein space will be worth an estimated $8 billion globally by 2030. As a South African industry leader leaves the continent, east African startups are poised to take the lead.
“Methane emissions are analogous to a wildfire,” Riley Duren says. Duren is the CEO of a nonprofit, Carbon Mapper, that is working with the company Planet to launch two new satellites that will track these emissions from orbit. While they dissipate faster than carbon dioxide, they have a greater proportional impact on global warming.
China's wheat feeding to pigs and poultry has dented demand for alternate feeds and clouded the market outlook for soybean meal and other key ingredients used by the country's massive feed sector, analysts and traders said. Greater feed use of wheat, which has more protein than corn, has also cut demand for soymeal, the main protein source in livestock rations, putting further pressure on crushing margins. "One reason is African swine fever, the other key factor is large-scale substitution of wheat for corn in feed," Zou said.