Attorney: 'To the extent that insects are used for food, they are food, and thereby subject to the applicable adulteration and misbranding provisions of the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.' (Picture: Fried caterpillars)

Getting insects past the ick factor, into mass food production

By Maggie Hennessy

Insects form part of the traditional diets of at least 2 billion people worldwide, and more than 1,900 species have reportedly been used as food, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization report “Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and...


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