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Sep 23, 2021

Insects May be Key to Sustainable Pet Food

Mars and Nestlé are developing insect-based alternatives for dogs and cats

source: The Washington Post

Insects could be a sustainable secret ingredient for the booming pet food industry, reports The Washington Post.

Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles estimate that dogs and cats account for up to 30% of the environmental impact of U.S. meat consumption.

Many pet food companies — including the two biggest, Mars and Nestlé — are developing insect-based alternatives for dogs and cats, and according to a Petco survey, 55% of customers like the idea of using sustainable alternative protein ingredients in pet food.

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