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January 13, 2021 - Forbes

EU Gives Green Light To Eating Mealworm

EU Gives Green Light To Eating Mealworm
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Yellow mealworm is soon to appear on European menus, in bars, smoothies and burgers, after the EU decided that they are safe for human consumption. It’s just the first insect that will be hitting supermarket shelves–the EU is likely to approve others soon.

Plant-based and alternative meat options are not niche products anymore and offer huge investment opportunities–global investment rose from €25.4 million ($31 million) in 2016 to €1.1 billion ($1.3 billion) in 2020.

A sub-section of this is insect-based, for both human and animal consumption, but in the EU, development has been lagging because of a ban on the sale of insects-as-food in most countries.

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