The use of insects as an alternative source of protein has been in the limelight consistently in recent years, with advocates citing insects’ sustainability and health benefits, leading to a plethora of start-ups focusing on the sector. But just how viable is its growth potential in the Asia-Pacific region?
In this ‘deep-dive’ article, FoodNavigator Asia writer Pearly Neo explores the pros and cons of entomophagy, talking with experts in the field of edible insects about how best to popularise this economical superfood – an excellent source of protein, EFAs, minerals and more – in the eyes of oft-squeamish western consumers.
Yucky or yummy? Experts clash over APAC’s insect-based food potential I FoodNavigator Asia