Insects as an alternative protein source for poultry feed as a project of Wageningen

26. May 2018

Insects: Good for the immune system

Due to the imminent worldwide shortage of protein, the Wageningen Livestock Research institute is conducting research on insects as alternative source of protein for poultry feed.
Impetus to the research project is given by the assumption that in future quite probably insect proteins will be allowed for poultry feed.
Literature research within the scope of the research work suggests that substances in insects (chitin, chitosan, dipeptides and lauric acid) have a positive effect on the immune system of poultry.
Furthermore, more substances with a positive effect are supposed to be detected in the next months, as literature research indicates.

Read the whole publication:|worldpoultry|2018-05-23|Insects_could_help_boost_the_immune_system