Insects and bugs approved for use as food products in Finland

By September 23, 2017Bakery, Food trends, Snack

Foodies with a penchant for exotic foods in Finland may have something to smile about. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry announced on Wednesday that the cultivation and sale of insects as food is now permitted.The practice of using insects as food is relatively new to western countries, but people in Finland seem to be more interested than their European counterparts. A survey carried out last year by Turku University and the Natural Resources Institute found that 50 percent of respondents said they would buy insect-based food if they were available. One third of respondents said they had already tried eating them in some form.

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