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Photograph: Catherine Karnow/CorbisReports on Entomophagy are not new, nor is its presence in international media. Over the last decade, FAO's work on insects as food and feed has been covered by all major media outlets worldwide including BBC, CNN, Aljazeera, Le Monde, The Guardian, The Economist, The Washington Post, Der Spiegel, El País and Science Magazine. Here you can find an archive of some of these major stories highlighting our work since 2004:

 

14 March 2019 The ‘International Platform of Insects for Food & Feed’ , which is the EU umbrella organisation for the insect production sector, unveils today a guidance document on the best practices in quality and hygienic insect production. [more]
14 March 2019 Global edible insects market has shown strong growth pattern in recent year’s majorly due growing population and decreasing food resources, increasing demand for protein rich food, high cost of animal protein, environmental sustainability with production and consumption of edible insects, high nutritional value of insects, and low risk of transmitting zoonotic diseases. [more]
14 March 2019 If you're a sushi fan, chances are you might enjoy some deep-fried crickets or beetles on the side. An international study led by La Trobe University and the University of Pennsylvania, has found that people who frequently consume sushi are more open to introducing edible insects into their diets. [more]
20 September 2018 Insects are increasingly being introduced in food systems, either directly or through animal nutrition. The seminar/webinar will provide the opportunity to learn more about insect production processes and use, the implication for sustainability, feed/food security, feed/food safety, animal health and welfare, and containment of antimicrobial resistance. It will also address the trends and foresight for market expansion and the legislative frameworks regulating the production of insects (or the lack of it). Tarique Arsiwalla, founder of Protix – a company producing insects for feed, food and industrial applications – will provide a presentation, followed by an open discussion. The seminar/webinar is part of the Feed Safety Multi-Stakeholder Partnership series and is organized by the Feed Safety Multi-Stakeholder Partnership in collaboration with the Livestock Technical Network and the Food Safety Technical Network.Join the webinar at: 12:30 – 14:00 CST (GMT +2). [more]
20 September 2018 Insects are increasingly being introduced in food systems, either directly or through animal nutrition. The seminar/webinar will provide the opportunity to learn more about insect production processes and use, the implication for sustainability, feed/food security, feed/food safety, animal health and welfare, and containment of antimicrobial resistance. It will also address the trends and foresight for market expansion and the legislative frameworks regulating the production of insects (or the lack of it). Tarique Arsiwalla, founder of Protix – a company producing insects for feed, food and industrial applications – will provide a presentation, followed by an open discussion. The seminar/webinar is part of the Feed Safety Multi-Stakeholder Partnership series and is organized by the Feed Safety Multi-Stakeholder Partnership in collaboration with the Livestock Technical Network and the Food Safety Technical Network. [more]

last updated:  Tuesday, July 18, 2017