Brussels, the 18th of February The International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed – IPIFF the Brussels-based umbrella organisation representing stakeholders active across the insect production value chains publishes today a ‘Position Paper‘ entitled ‘The Contribution of the European Insect Sector to Improving Sustainability from Farm to Fork’. As part of the ongoing discussions […]
The aim of this study made by the Food and Drug Department – University of Parma (Italy) was to investigate how sensory-liking attribute perceptions (appearance, taste and organoleptic characteristics) can change between a readily visible vs a processed insect product before and after tasting. Results indicate that texture and appearance of the insect are perceived […]
Edible insects doesn’t mean just crickets and grasshoppers. There are more than 2.000 species of edible insects around the world and you can find them in the list compiled by Mr. Yde Jongema, taxonomist at the Department of Entomology of Wageningen University&Research, the Netherlands. It’s a really accurate list, reporting the genus, the species, the […]
Here is the document from the Swiss Authorities about the new set of rules that from the 1st of May will allow the production and the marketing of three species of edible insects: Tenebrio molitor, Acheta domesticus and Locusta migratoria. Download here the full document, available in: Italian French German
The FAO book “Edible insects – Future prospects for food and feed security” is finally available also in italian. The volume is the great result of the efforts by Prof. Laura Gasco and a group of other scientists, with the support of Chirotti Editore. The book is now for sale (€ 36).