Woven Network Launch – Insects as Food and Feed: The Way Forward

“Insects as Food and Feed: The Way Forward” is a conference being held at the University of Nottingham on 11th April 2016, celebrating the official Woven Network launch. The event will consist of presentations from academia and industry on some of the key hurdles facing the industry, a poster session, an insect-based lunch, and plenty of opportunity for networking.

In the context of the Food Standards Agency’s recent call for information about insects for human consumption and the forthcoming ruling by the European Food Safety Authority on the legal position of insects in food and feed, efforts to develop knowledge on the feasibility of the consumption of insects in the UK are increasingly important.
The barriers to the use of insects as food and feed are now relatively well-documented. Such challenges include lack of a specific legal framework, the likelihood of consumer scepticism, and a lack of systematic safety evidence, in addition to questions about how insect production could be sufficiently scaled-up to meet widespread demand and ensure affordable prices for both consumers and retailers.

This conference seeks contributions that positively approach the challenges faced thus far by asking participants to present ideas and data about the solutions or ways forward to current problems. Contributions are invited from those working across the diverse areas related to insects as food and feed: the social and natural sciences, commercial organisations, those in legal or policy-oriented roles, and other related fields. The conference aims to reflect the highly interdisciplinary nature of the area.

Read more on the Woven Network website.

WHEN
Monday, 11 Apr 2016 at 09:00 AM - 5pm
WHERE
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nottinghamshire LE12 5RA
United Kingdom
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