Edible Insects

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Six-legged superfood: Beyond the protein

By Massimo Reverberi, founder of Bugsolutely

Insect protein: that’s the way bugs are usually referred to when applied as food. But it is also an understatement. The nutritional profile of edible insects is much more complex and rich than purely protein. 

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Exploring the legal status of edible insects around the world

By Massimo Reverberi

Entomophagy is a new phenomenon in the West, and as a result it is rarely regulated. This leads to public institutions like food agencies, customs and health departments often finding themselves helpless in the face of new product development based on...

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Edible insect industry group set up to support Southeast Asia

By Massimo Reverberi

In the last few years, dozens of edible insect start-ups have popped up in western countries to supply a new wave of interest in bugs as food. This market is now in need of regulation, promotion and support.

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Bugs: A strange case of amnesia

By Massimo Reverberi, founder of Bugsolutely

Please don’t get me wrong, I am not a fervent entomophagist; I am just passionate about edible insects as a new food industry. 

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Six-legged livestock: The next ‘bug’ thing

By Massimo Reverberi, founder of Bugsolutely

There is only one obstacle between insect-based foods and supermarket shelves: western people don’t like to think of eating them. 

Gorgeous grub: We need to make insect consumption 'sexy' to consumers

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2014

Gorgeous grub: We need to make insect consumption 'sexy' to consumers

By Nathan Gray

Growing interest in the potential for insects as a source of healthy and sustainable protein was demonstrated again at Vitafoods Europe, where 4ento CEO Ana Day told us that insect consumption needs to become 'sexy'.

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