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Meeting the increasing demand for proteins has given rise to a variety of alternatives. Now the technology is available for one of these new protein sources to make a true impact in overcoming the global food challenges!
Congratulations to Baris & Max on the successful launch of their tasty burger (made with our buffalo’s) into German supermarkets! This innovative burger is a great example of how to incorporate insects into a sustainable, healthy product that looks and tastes delicious. Keep up the great work Bugfoundation!
Insect muesli for breakfast, a salad with insect croutons for lunch and insect noodles in the evening. In search of new products, the Düsseldorf-based Metro Group now relies on foods with insect proteins. Mealworm noodles are currently on offer. Founder Daniel Mohr of the Pforzheimer start-up Plumentofoods is convinced of the health benefits of foods with insect proteins.
Through sophisticated processing of the insects, a 100% pure insect powder is developed which can serve in a variety of food formulations. This insect powder delivers protein along with a rich collection of fiber, healthy fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. The powder can be used to enhance characteristics of existing food, substitute ingredients with a high footprint or develop new products.
For businesses ranging from cricket farms to manufacturers of bug burgers, it is a big moment. They reckon that common rules across the bloc should enable them to scale up and allow the insectsy industry to burst from its chrysalis. The new regulations now explicitly covers whole insects and ensures that the European Commission will handle insect-food applications directly, with the EFSA advising.
In an increasingly populated world, it seems that insects are the future of food. Everything indicates that we will soon be placing them in our shopping carts. At least, that's what the experts are saying and what the growing number of companies, who are producing and developing food products with insects as ingredients, indicates.