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The British Veterinary Association says that insect-rich meals can help people reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to the ongoing struggle to stop climate change. They also reveal that the new era diet can offer health benefits to animals, including dogs and cats, to improve their well-being (stock)

Do you want to give your pet a meal made from INSECTS? Vets encourage owners to consider environmentally friendly alternatives to meaty meals for their beloved companions to tackle climate change

  • British Veterinary Association says that insect-rich meals are good for pets
  • It also revealed that meals reduce the CO2 footprint of pet food
  • Insects are a protein source that requires less space and energy than meat
  • Agriculture is one of the most important contributors to global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
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According to veterinarians, a diet rich in insects and less traditional meat could be the future of pets.

The British Veterinary Association says that insect-rich meals can help people reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to the ongoing struggle to stop climate change.

They also reveal that the new era diet can offer health benefits to animals, including dogs and cats, to improve their well-being.

At present, animal nutrition based on insects is more expensive than traditional meat-based alternatives.

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It can be up to four times more expensive compared to budget meal options, but proponents say that clean conscience and lesser environmental impact will appeal to many.

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The British Veterinary Association says that insect-rich meals can help people reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to the ongoing struggle to stop climate change. They also reveal that the new era diet can offer health benefits to animals, including dogs and cats, to improve their well-being (stock)

The British Veterinary Association says that insect-rich meals can help people reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to the ongoing struggle to stop climate change. They also reveal that the new era diet can offer health benefits to animals, including dogs and cats, to improve their well-being (stock)

The unusual claims are likely to be confronted with resistance and skepticism by animal lovers, but veterinarians say this will slowly disappear.

Insect protein has long been praised by conservationists as a possible solution to the worsening climate crisis, which provides a rich source of protein but does not have as much impact on the environment as traditional alternatives.

Insect protein has long been praised by conservationists as the hero of the worsening climate crisis, which provides a rich source of protein without destroying the environment.

Insect protein has long been praised by conservationists as the hero of the worsening climate crisis, which provides a rich source of protein without destroying the environment.

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Insect protein has long been praised by conservationists as the hero of the worsening climate crisis, which provides a rich source of protein without destroying the environment.

WHAT IS INSECT MEAT?

Insect cultivation is relatively common and includes the breeding, eating and breeding of insects such as cattle.

Insects can be grown for the products they produce, or as a food source.

Currently, insect-based food is more expensive in the UK than traditional alternatives.

However, the Dutch manufacturer Protix claims that an equivalent product only needs two percent of the country and 4 percent of the water per kg of protein.

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Farming and animal breeding, such as cows and chickens, is a resource-intensive process that produces huge amounts of greenhouse gases.

Simon Doherty, the BVA president, told the BBC: & # 39; There is really an exciting future for using insect protein for companion animals.

& # 39; It's a fantastic opportunity – looking at insects to provide alternative sources for some of the food ingredients that we use in animal nutrition. & # 39;

The transition to a future that is fueled by insects is already underway, with some UK companies already selling pet food with up to 40 percent insect protein.

Insect-based food is a fast-growing field, but the Dutch manufacturer Protix claims that an equivalent product only needs 2 percent of the land and 4 percent of the water per kg of protein.

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Protix founder Kees Aarts said to the BBC: & # 39; We are warming the atmosphere and consuming the land all over the world.

& # 39; But we also need to feed a growing population in need of protein. We have to do something else – and insects are part of the solution. & # 39;

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