Sustainable Dog and Cat Food

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What is regenerative agriculture, and what is its place in the pet food industry?

In Episode 24 of the Trending: Pet Food podcast, David Rizzo, Co-CEO of Land to Market, discusses the idea of regenerative agriculture and its potential role in the pet food economy.

Learn about regenerative agriculture and its connections with sustainability, traceability and other pet food trends with Land to Market’s David Rizzo on this 24th episode of the Trending: Pet Food podcast.

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How can pet food manufacturers successfully add plant-based proteins into their product offerings?

In Episode 23 of the Trending: Pet Food podcast, Tony Moses, Fellow, product innovation at CRB, discusses the possibilities and challenges behind adding plant-based options to your pet food offerings.

Learn about the effects of the flexitarian lifestyle in the human space on the growth of plant-based options in the pet space with CRB’s Tony Moses on this 23rd episode of the Trending: Pet Food podcast.

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Interest in alternative proteins grows in pet food

In response to consumer interest and continuing industry trends, pet food companies are expanding into the idea of using non-traditional sources of protein in pet food formulations.

Learn about the current top alternative protein sources in pet food formulations, including yeast, insect protein, eggs and cell-based meat options.

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Mussels in pet food help climate, wildlife and communities

Raising native mussels may pull more greenhouse gases from the environment than it releases.

In addition to the social and environmental sustainability aspects, mussels provide the important omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, which support dog and cat brains, hearts and other aspects of health. 

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Wood-eating yeast in cat food highly palatable, digestible

Researchers compared cat food made with torula yeast to diets using pea protein concentrate, soybean meal and chicken meal.

Raising fungus as pet food ingredients on otherwise discarded material reduces the environmental impact of companion animal nutrition. For example, torula yeast (Cyberlindnera jadinii) feed on woody biomass left as waste or residues from making wood products.

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