This week saw an edition of Countryfile that reported on the ProteINSECT project that FERA is leading, focusing on insects for livestock feed. A few days later, there was an edition of Tomorrows Food that had as its first item a piece on insects for human consumption. If you missed them they are both worth finding on iPlayer.
The Countryfile piece reported that 75% of members of the public, in a survey, said they would be happy to eat meat that had been fed on insects. Worrying really that 25% presumably have some concerns about this.
The Tomorrows Food piece focused on a large US cricket farm and the fact that the best way to get the public to try insect material is by disguising it in cookies, tortillas etc.
Nothing ground-breaking here but positive in the general campaign to turn public opinion.
Do make use of these to get conversations going!
Image Credits: BBC