Insects Move A Step Closer To Our Dinner Plates

Anyone for the last few mealworms?

The European Food Safety Authority has ruled that yellow mealworms are safe to eat.

They will have to get EU wide approval before they reach supermarket shelves.

Irish insect farmer Alvin Hunt from Hexafly is welcoming the landmark ruling: 

"It's quite a positive step for the whole insect industry. It only relates specifically to dried yellow mealworm but it's generally a good ruling and will  push forward other submissions so there's been a number of different novel foods applications in relation to insects that have gone in in the last couple of years this one went in and in 2018."

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