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Current State of Legislation For Insects As Food
Insects as an alternative source of food, or more specifically protein, is starting to become a very hot topic. Before I continue, I believe it’s important to note that more than 2 billion people worldwide already include insect in their daily diets. It’s North American and European cultures that haven’t embraced insects as a sustainable, responsible food source.  One area where the topic of entomophagy is taking hold is in the professional arena. Last year there was the first major conference: Insects to feed the world Conference, held between May 14-17, 2014: The first international conference on insects for food and feed brought over 450[...]
Europe Agrees to Allow Insects as Food
Exciting things are afoot in the Insects as Food arena, especially in Europe! As you may recall from our previous article on this topic, the topic of including insects in people’s diets has been a big discussion in Europe. While more that 2 billion people worldwide already include insects in their daily diet, both the United States and Europe have concerns when it comes to allowing the use of insects as food. As we all know, there are many amazing benefits to eating insects, including comparable protein by weight to more popular options such as turkey and fish. This, along with the fact that farming insects also takes[...]