Insect Farming Could Fight Malnutrition, Environmental Stress

Farming insects on a large scale is no more of a biological or chemical hazard than other livestock farming, says a report by a European food safety body.

The report, which looks at the potential of insects as food or animal feed, says the microbiological, chemical and environmental risks of insect farming are similar to those of other animal husbandry.

But it warns that insect farming has not been tried on an industrial scale, and that there is a lack of systematically collected data on insect farming and consumption worldwide.

http://www.scidev.net/global/farming/news/insect-farming-judged-rearing-livestock.html

Mark Seton

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