There is increasing interest in using insects in our food supply chains, as well as a source of non-food products, such as biodiesel. Insect farming could soon become another aspect of the UK agricultural industry. This workshop, organised by ADAS with support from the British Ecological Society, the Royal Entomological Society, and the Woven Network will bring together key scientists, industry representatives, policy makers and early innovators from across the UK. Our objectives are to:
Highlight the challenges of insect farming in the UK;
Identify the priorities for initiating a UK farming industry;
Provide a networking opportunity to encourage innovation.
On 4 April 2017, this event in London will address how insect farming could develop in the UK in light of changing food demands, innovation, and Brexit.