GEPRO
November 2019

Successful Insects Conference

Insekten-Experten tagen in Steinfeld
Insekten-Experten tagen in Steinfeld

Meat and fish are amongst the most important foods and sources of protein for human beings and animals nowadays. The demand for animal proteins will continue to rise over the coming years, which will present us with major challenges. Therefore, we will also need to concern ourselves with alternative sources of protein, either in the short term or in the long term. In addition to vegetable alternatives, insects may also provide a solution.

This is why GEPRO invited national and international experts to Steinfeld last Friday, in order to shed some light on the topic of insects, still very new for many people, both scientifically and practically.

As part of the PHW Group, GEPRO has been one of the largest producers of poultry proteins in Europe for more than 50 years. The company will be taking over distribution rights for Enterra from 2020, one of the world's largest insect producers, thus breaking new ground. This Canadian company produces several tons of black soldier flies every day and plans to extend their product range in future. "We have gained an excellent partner for alternative sources of protein with Enterra and are thus taking a big step towards the future," GEPRO’s Managing Director Bernd große Holthaus praised the cooperation with the Canadian company.

Author: Alexander Bartz