Friday 4 August 2017

Weekly Update (Aug 03, 2017; Wk 14) - Insects as food

Earlier this summer a link was posted taking readers to an article about unique popcorn toppings.  While novel, the cricket topping for popcorn will surely be followed by other insect-based food items in the future. In 2013, a FAO report entitled, "Edible insects: future prospects for food and feed security" was published.  The document noted a predicted global population of 9 billion by 2050, the increasing need for more sustainable means to produce food and the feasibility of insects as means to do 

Last week, the Financial Post printed a follow-up article describing Canadian entrepreneurs and their efforts to mainstream insects as food for humans, livestock and pets.