Purina wants to feed your pet insects, why they should be using hemp

“The insect protein comes from black soldier fly larvae, which are already in use in animal feed in Europe,” Purina wrote in a recent press release. “The millet and fava beans provide protein, energy, and fiber to aid digestion. All the ingredients are steamed to maintain nutrient quality.”

Insects can provide more protein than beef and lamb. Insects can provide all 20 amino acids and other benefits to support health. Guess what? So can the hemp plant.

 

Restrictions with animal feed do not currently allow for hemp to be added to dog and cat food in the United States. Why not? It’s not like hemp ever killed anyone, and my dog and I both agree, we would rather eat hemp than a fly.