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Sicura & QsA - Qualità, Sicurezza Alimentare e Sanità Animale
in convention, Modena Fiere, 24 – 25 settembre 2013
25/09/13, 9:00-13:00, Seminario: L'altro cibo, il cibo degli altri – negozi e ristoranti etnici, insetti e ...
OPPORTUNITIES and
CONSTRAINTS of INSECTS for
FOOD and FEED PRODUCTION
Paul Vantomme
Senior Officer
FAO- Food and Agricolture Org.
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Content of presentation
3 reasons for INSECTS in FOOD and FEED
3 reasons Why not on our plate YET
3 most urgent ACTIONS
3 reasons for INSECTS in FOOD
and FEED
1) GOOD for your HEALTH
Comparable to FISH
1) GOOD for the health of PLANET EARTH
Less land, water, CH4,+ nutrient recycling,.....
1) GOOD for BUSSINES OPPORTUNITIES
everywhere
Farming insects from household till industrial scale
3 reasons Why not on our plate
YET
1. DISGUST factor
1. LIMITED SUPPLY
1. NO regulatory framework yet
available
3 most urgent ACTIONS
1. Public awareness raising, networking and
information sharing (education, events,.....)
1. Knowledge, research & pilot development
(nutritional values, food/feed processing, biology and
population dynamics for farming insects,
mechanization, marketing, .... )
2. Include insects into FOOD and FEED
legislation
(safety standards, norm and labels, chain of custody
from “farm to fork”, insect feeds, .......)

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