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Cornish Circular Economies: Edible Insects

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University of Exeter

Penryn Campus

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Exploring the potential for insect production in the Southwest, for food, feed and fertiliser.

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Join us to explore the potential of producing insects for food, feed and fertiliser in the Southwest, and the ways in which this process can incorporate the circular economy. This one-off event will feature talks from a range of experts, followed by a opportunity for you to participate in a discussion.

All are welcome to attend, with the aim of building collaborative networks between:

  • Cornish SMEs who would like to develop innovative and sustainable ways to recycle their organic waste products (e.g. brewery waste)
  • Aspiring/ established local insect producers
  • Businesses who are interested in incorporating insects into their products/ production line.

This event is organised by the Edible Insects project, run by the University of Exeter and funded by Agri-tech Cornwall.

Light refreshments (tea/ coffee) will be provided, as well as the opportunity to sample some insect-based snacks!

Summary agenda:

13.30 - Registration and networking

13.45 - Introduction from the University of Exeter

14.00 - Introducing a start-up insect producer - Olivia Champion, Entec nutrition

14.20 - The circular economy and designing out food waste - Stefano Pascucci, University of Exeter

14.40 - Galleria mellonella as a model infection host - Richard Titball, BioSystems Technology

15.00 - Refreshment break

15.30 - The legal aspects of insects as food and feed - Rachel O'Connor, Michelmores

16.00 - Discussion sessions/ networking

16.45 - Wrap up session - David Hosken, University of Exeter

17.00 - Close

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If you have any enquiries regarding the event, please email Emma Theobald on et355@exeter.ac.uk

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College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group University that is globally recognised as one of the top universities in terms of both quality of teaching and impact of research. Key to such successes are our two Cornwall Campuses: the Penryn Campus and the Truro Campus. As well as offering beautiful locations in vibrant communities our Cornwall campuses are committed to having a positive impact socially and economically. The College of Life and Environmental Sciences prides itself in being a vibrant community supported by excellent research and teaching across a number of related disciplines. We are committed to pursuing world class research that impacts positively on the world. Our research is frequently interdisciplinary in nature, embracing disciplines within and outside of the College, and combining expertise from across humanities, social sciences and sciences, and collaborating with other world leading researchers from around the globe.

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University of Exeter

Penryn Campus

Penryn

TR10 9FE

United Kingdom

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