DO MORE WITH LESS

Reusing what you already have

SUSTAIN CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Keeping nutrients in the food chain

LOOKING FOR NEW SOURCES OF FEED

Encourage the use of novel feed

TURN FOOD INTO FEED

Upgrading food leftlovers to valuable feed ingredients

Welcome to SAN, the digital platform focused on studies and researches on Sustainable Animal Nutrition (SAN).

Here you can find the main projects developed by an international research team aimed at identifying alternative forms for animal nutrition, which can have less impact on the environment and promote the well-being of animals and men who eat.

 The concept of sustainability in animal nutrition is meant to reduce both feed and food wastes. Livestock production systems have received growing attention in recent years since they have clearly been identified as a deep environmental impact factor. Moreover, cost of animal feed represents up to 85% of the farm gate value of several farm animals. From this perspective, sustainability in livestock productivity cannot be achieved without using sustainable animal diets

In fact, livestock systems today and in the future have to take into account not only economic development, feed security and safety, but also politically-sensitive issues such as animal welfare and environmental sustainability. Accordingly, the main aim of the project is to develop a “sustainable animal nutrition” concept.

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News

Luciano Pinotti named president fo EEAP – Nutrition Study Commission

The European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) is one of the most important international organizations that aims at promoting research, discussion, debate on livestock production. The main goal is to contribute on the dissemination of high quality and relevant...

Former Food Products (FFPs) in the food-chain as Animals’ feed

Despite the huge need for natural resources to feed a growing population, the waste of food is still considerable. In this context, a proper animal nutrition strategy could be a useful tool to reduce food losses, indeed food industry leftovers re-used as alternative...

Ruminats and sustainable nutrition: tannin molecules impacts on methane emissions

Climate change poses numerous challenges for the world, such as the sustainable use of natural resources and the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions. In this context, the livestock sector must face the high global demand for animal-source products by increasing...

Integrated Mycotoxin Management System in the Feed Supply Chain: Innovative Approaches, published in PIG PROGRESS

Mycotoxins are chemical and biological hazards to feed/food safety and animal health. Surveys havebeen performed to assess the worldwide incidence of mycotoxin contamination in feed and raw feed materials, mainly grains and grain co-products. Worldwide, the incidence...

Determination of aminoglycoside antibiotics in feed at cross-contamination levels

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of microorganisms, such as bacteria, to become increasingly resistant to an antimicrobial to which they were previously susceptible. Antimicrobial resistance is a consequence of natural selection, but is exacerbated by...

Mitigating mycotoxin development in storage

Control of temperature and moisture to a safe storage level can be a big factor to mitigating mycotoxins in animal feed. Good storage measures can be taken to further reduce the risk of mycotoxins and mould development in the feed. Mycotoxin exposure is a major...

Can bakery and confectionery products be used in pig feed?

An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted or lost every year, representing one-third of all that is produced for human consumption. With rising feed costs and increasing sustainability concerns, do former food products have the potential to replace...

Black soldier fly prepupae fortified with selenium for feed

Black Soldier Fly (BSF) prepupae can be fortified with inorganic selenite and become a source of inorganic and organic selenium in feed and in food, according to new research. Insects are known to be natural bio accumulators of different nutrients, and the study...

Biodiversity, sustainability in the agro-food system” involved 51 students

University of MilanThe University of Milan, has been the leader of a new project to support mobility and sharing on knowledge about the topic of the biodiversity and sustainability in the agro-food system. It involved other four prestigious universities: Charles...

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF FEED AND FOOD AS SUBSTRATES FOR INSECT BREEDING?

Starting from the approval of a new insect by the European Union, we are pleased to share a technical report from the JRC on the safety of feed and food when used as insect rearing substrates. The use of insects as food and feed is a fast-growing sector of activity...

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