I was very pleased to see that four businesses had a stand at last week’s Food Matters Live conference and exhibition and there was a presentation on new product development involving insects by Bingham and Jones. Given that it was at last year’s FML where we had our very first gathering of those interested in this (when I think only one business had a stand – Grub) this is becoming a measure of progress and an opportunity to take stock.
I had an interesting talk with a guy promoting a range of oriental sauces plus some noodles made of charcoal which apparently are very good for you. It struck me that selling food products as that contain insect material as part of a wider range of interesting foods is probably a good strategy, not least in order to maximise your success as a business because of the uncertainties over regulations in this area, going forward. Also, will help to convey the message that insect-based products are just part of a range of new things to try.
The businesses with stands were: