August 9, 2023

Crispy crickets? Or: Is insect food really an option?

“The market for edible insect-based food products is projected to grow rapidly in the next few years and forecasted to produce about 260,000 tonnes by 2030.”* Which will then probably be eaten. Can you imagine? Crickets, mealworms, grasshoppers as alternative protein sources (so-called APQs) to meat and soy? According to a survey by the opinion research institute YouGov last year, 13 percent of people over the age of 18 were open to eating insects, almost as many as those who are open to eating lab-grown meat (14 percent).** In this article, we tell you why this could actually work.