nextProtein’s Syrine Chaalala talks insect protein on BBC Business Live
nextProtein’s Syrine Chaalala talks insect protein on BBC Business Live

nextProtein’s Syrine Chaalala talks insect protein on BBC Business Live

The importance of insect protein to alleviate food and resource scarcity was a hot topic on BBC Business Live this morning.

Syrine Chaalala, Co-founder of French-Tunisian agritech startup nextProtein, appeared on the morning program broadcast to millions of viewers worldwide.

The startup has recently opened its new production facility near Tunis, where it rears Black Soldier Fly larvae on waste fruit and vegetables to convert into protein for livestock feed.

Syrine told BBC hosts Sally Bundock and Ben Thompson about how the company’s main target was the aquaculture feed industry, but also believed the poultry and pork markets would benefit from insect-based feeds.

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The appearance on the BBC caps a fantastic year for nextProtein, which included: closing a €1.3 million funding round, being named one of the top 100 startups changing the Arab world, Syrine delivering a TEDx talk and the company launching a new website.