May 12, 2020
Singapore’s Insectta announced that they have received funding from Trendlines Agrifood Fund to fuel the work on the extraction of insect-derived biomaterials. Insectta started as an insect farm focused on producing alternative proteins for animal feeds but pivoted to the extraction of biomaterials from insects. It is in the midst of developing a superior black soldier fly derived animal feed additive that functions as both a protein and a probiotic. “Our black soldier fly animal feed additive is more bioavailable than raw black soldier fly meal,” the startup stated.