Want to rear edible insects?
Looking for a handbook on how to design and upscale edible insect rearing? This easy to read handbook describes the basic knowledge and a detailed step-by-step plan for rearing edible insects. The book presents information essential for further development of the entire insect chain and contains many practical recommendations for the start/setup of professional insect […]
Interview with Giacomo Zeni, founder of Bugslife Tell us how you guys met the BSF and how you got the idea to use them for the bioconversion Both Caterina Luppa (the co-founder) and I studied at the University of Wageningen (The Netherlands). Here we came into contact with the concept of bio-conversion through the breeding […]
Edible insects of Portugal
A short talk with Guillherm Pereira, Portugal Bugs founder Hi Guillherm, how are you? How are things going on regarding the edible insects market development in Portugal? Hello Lorenzo, I’m fine thank you. Well things are going pretty good. Recently portuguese authorities finally adopted the transitional measures that allow us to sell insects for human […]
Interview with Ms. Rungtip Malasithiwong, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Protanica Co., Ltd Tell us how you got involved in the edible insects world It has become increasingly obvious that the path that we are on as humans is not sustainable. In 2018 we started an in-depth study to try and understand the future of […]
What about the market in Asia?
A short talk with Massimo Reverberi, founder of Bugsolutely (Thailand) and Plento (Singapore) Ciao Massimo, it’s been a while we don’t chat about how things are going on there, in Thailand. What about the edible insects market development? Not much of a development, unfortunately. North America and Australia seem totally flat, and Europe is still […]
EFSA opinion on Locusta Migratoria
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.
Edible insects in Italy
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 […]