View Open-access Livestream Black Soldier Flies have been proclaimed as the ‘next big thing’ in the food industry. Insect fat – which can be up to 60% of the insect biomass - can provide a sustainable oil source for feed, food and industrial applications. Feeding insects with organic waste diverts and upcycles material from landfill.
This Hot Topic session features presentations from leading researchers who will highlight the potential and challenges in this field, followed by a panel discussion.
7:00 AM – 7:05 AM CDT
Introduction: Insect Fat- food Industry and Science Prospective Diliara Iassonova – Cargill Inc
7:05 AM – 7:25 AM CDT
Insect Oils as an Alternative Source for Feed, Food and Industrial Applications Xiaolan Luo, PhD – Cargill
7:30 AM – 7:50 AM CDT
Fat Boys Are Back! Black Soldier Fly Lipids and Their Value Jeff Tomberlin
7:55 AM – 8:15 AM CDT
Are Consumers Ready to Eat Insect Oils? Daylan A. Tzompa Sosa, PhD – Ghent University
8:20 AM – 8:50 AM CDT
Panel Discussion: Insect Fat- food Industry and Science Prospective Diliara Iassonova – Cargill Inc; Daylan A. Tzompa Sosa, PhD – Ghent University; Jeff Tomberlin; Xiaolan Luo, PhD – Cargill