insect food

Filipinos are not fond of eating insects unlike our neighboring countries that eating insects is a daily diet. This can be great negosyo idea to start and promote here in our country as other European countries are promoting now.

Here’s a report from Huffington Post. The European Commission is offering a $4.32 million prize to the group that comes up with the best idea for developing insects as a popular food in Europe.

The Commission is counting on cattle and other large animals being an increasingly untenable source of protein in decades to come, and hopes that some research group will be able to devise ways to convince people to eat insects despite the inherent “yuck” value.

The EC is also helping support a project by the UK Food Standards agency to investigate the nutritional value of insects. Insect meat is much lower in fat, and higher in calcium, than beef or pork. But the UK study is looking especially hard at any risks presented by eating insects.