Woven Survey of UK Insects for Food and Feed Researchers – help us build a picture of the sector!

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We are keen to build an accurate and comprehensive picture of the “insects for food and feed” sector in the UK.  This survey is targeted at researchers in the sector and will give us a sense of the key facts.

We will use your responses to build a report for the forthcoming conference in April and to press for the sector to be taken seriously.

Please do take the 10 minutes needed to help us help you!

Woven Researcher Survey

Woven Survey of UK Insects for Food and Feed Businesses – help us build a picture of the sector!

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We are keen to build an accurate and comprehensive picture of the “insects for food and feed” sector in the UK.  This survey is targeted at businesses in the sector and will give us a sense of the key facts.

We will use your responses to build a report for the forthcoming conference in April and to press for the sector to be taken seriously.

Please do take the 10 minutes needed to help us help you!

Woven Business Survey

European Food Safety Authority Opinion

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The EFSA published its Opinion on the relative safety of insects for food and feed, compared with other sources of protein on 8 October.

You can read the report here:

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/151008a

This sets out both what is known about the extensive consumption of insects but also all the areas where not enough is known.  It should be a useful reference point for those looking to work up research proposals but also needs to be considered carefully by the industry to look for ways to minimise risks while still offering high quality products.

Those developing insect farming technologies will also find this very useful.

Nick

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