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BfR Symposium - Insects as Food and Feed - Food of the Future?

(24.05.2016)

In Europe, insects are generally not eaten by humans or used as feed for farm animals. But this is an area where a public debate is beginning to emerge - due to the claimed efficiency of production options and the favourable nutrient make-up of insects. The majority of insects consumed worldwide are currently taken from nature, but the aim now is to achieve industrial breeding under controlled conditions so that insects can be used as food or feed. There is a major need for research with regard to technological conditioning and processing, in particular as concerns safety aspects as well as in connection with risk perception among the population at large.

The BfR Symposium "Insects as Food and Feed - Food of the Future?" of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment will bring together the current state of knowledge on market relevance and regulatory aspects, nutrients and ingredients, and the production of food and feed from insects as well as possible health risks and acceptance by the public at large.

The symposium will be held in German and interpreted into English.

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Insects as Food and Feed - Food of the Future? food safety

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Overview of the presentations at the BfR Symposium "Insects as Food and Feed - Food of the Future?" on 24 May 2016

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