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Insects for Dinner:

The Next Staple Food?

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Giorgio Rusconi, Lavinia Romani


The pace of advances in food technology is increasing rapidly. Following the entry into force of the new Novel Food Regulation (EU) 2015/2283, European consumers can benefit of a broader choice of food and a more favorable environment for Europe's agri-food industry - the second largest employment sector in Europe - while still maintaining a high level of food safety. This article aims to provide an overview on the current stage of development with regard to insects as novel food with a specific focus on the reasons why entomophagy may be a valid and sustainable food choice, both for the health of each individual person as well as for the environmental reasons.

Giorgio Rusconi is the coordinator of the Mondini Rusconi Food Law Team. Lavinia Romani is a lawyer in the same team. The authors are lawyers at the Mondini Rusconi Law Firm in Milan, Italy, which specializes in food law. For correspondece: <mailto:giorgio.rusconi@mondinirusconi.it>

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