FAST FIVE: EU "Green" Agenda Calls For Eating Bugs To Save The Planet
The European Commission announced the Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy, touting it as a “fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly” program that will focus on “increasing the availability and source of alternative proteins such as plant, microbial, marine, and insect-based proteins and meat substitutes.” The draft noted that the program “will not happen without a shift in people's diets”.
EU centric news site EURACTIV, noted that the policy is calling for eating bugs, and spoke to Constantin Muraru from the international platform of insects for food and feed (IPIFF), an EU non-profit organisation which represents the interests of the insect production sector.
The EU continues to push the idea of eating bugs, with its Food Safety Authority having approved the sale of bugs as “novel food” earlier this year, meaning that they are likely to be mass produced for human consumption throughout the continent by the end of the year.
Would you switch to an insect-based diet.
This will be exacerbated by the expected economic recession, or even depression, caused by the coronavirus outbreak.