45 countries in Asia, 36 in Africa, 37 in South America.
In most cases in these countries insects have been eaten by man since prehistoric times and continue to be an item of the human nutrition in modern times.
to raise awareness around the food of the future.
some countries have introduced insects in their food market.
“Jungle Bar” is an icelandic protein bar made with dates,
sunflower, sesame, pumpkin seeds, chocolate and cricket flour.
On Kickstarter 648 backers pledged $27,806 to help bring this project to life.
This year the Universal Exposition is hosted by Milan.
Its title is “Feeding the planet, energy for life”.
It should be a great opportunity for Italy to explore this topic
and increase the interest about it.
Italian law is unclear.
it defines as food every substance which is prepared for human consumption (REGOLAMENTO N. 178/2002). Insect are part of what is called “animal production” (REGOLAMENTO N. 834/2007) but they haven’t been used as food in the italian culture in the history, so today they can’t be insert into the italian market (NOTA DEL MINISTERO DELLA SALUTE).
We found out that common people are really curious about this topic
and they want to know more about it.
was meant to select the most various target we could find.
there were lots of curious people, ready to taste new kind of food.