Insect-based Cat and Dog Food

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Asian insect-based pet foods boosted by US, Europe trends

Singaporean urban professionals may avoid eating crickets for the same reason New York yuppies eschew deep-fried chitlins. Insect-based pet foods found a different route to acceptance in Singapore.

Anecdotes about grilled grubs bought in Bangkok may help market insect-based ingredients to Western audiences. However, upper-class Southeast Asian households may tend to avoid bugs on their plates. Insect-based pet foods found a different route to acceptance in Singapore.


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New pet food product trends winter 2021: insects, health

The products in this list were posted to PetfoodIndustry’s Product Database in the final quarter of last year.

Several new dog treats and toppers used insect-based ingredients. More refrigerated or frozen fresh pet foods entered the market, including one from the world’s largest pet food company.


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European pet food news 2021: ethics, insects, growth

Although the rate of increase declined, many of the same factors fueled sales of dog, cat and other pet food and treats in Europe as the pandemic continued into its second year.

European pet owners preferred that their animals’ foods included assurances that the products had been produced in ways that minimized ecological and social problems. Pet food and treats making these claims led some of the growth in the European market in 2021. 


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