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EFSA released the scientific opinion on Locusta Migratoria as Novel Food. The full text can be found here In the coming months, other scientific opinions and related authorizations should also arrive for other insect species, to complete the range of raw materials available to the sector.
In Italy, companies involved in the edible insects sector have had to face additional difficulties due to a more restrictive interpretation that national Institutions have applied to Regulation 2283/2015 on Novel Foods. Few days left to the definitive green light for the production and marketing in Europe of edible insects as food (and as feed), so let’s […]
Interview with Nathalie Berenzina, Norbite founder Hi Nathalie, tell us how and when your interest in edible insects began Hi Lorenzo, after my PhD I started to work in the industrial biotechnology field, mainly focused on the production of bioplastics. After few years within the field, I got the conviction that we were using microorganisms […]
A chat with Davide Rossi, Fucibo co-founder Hi Davide, we met some time ago to talk about Fucibo, your project to produce insect-based food in Italy. Are there any news? The first big news is certainly Efsa’s scientific opinion on the use of mealworms as food for humans. Finally a fixed point from which there […]
After the recent Efsa positive scientific opinion, yesterday spread the news that the Conference of States has given the definitive green light to the use of Tenebrio molitor as a food for humans. In the historical session, the rules for the labeling of products edible insects based products were also deliberated, so now everything is […]