The global challenge of importing proteins for animal feed places intense pressure on natural resources, causing deforestation and depleting fish stocks.
Faced with this environmental crisis, Europe stands out by authorizing the use of insect-derived processed animal proteins (PAPs), particularly black soldier fly larvae (Hermetia illucens).
These larvae offer a promising solution, with high protein content and reduced environmental impact. They substitute for fishmeal and soy, providing essential amino acids for farmed fish and complementing the feed of poultry and pigs.
However, this emerging sector faces a major challenge: quality control. Previously done manually, inspecting hundreds of millimeter-sized larvae is a tedious task.