The agricultural sector is facing critical challenges and we need innovative ways to increase food and animal feed production. Edible insects will help us achieve this. While interest in edible insects is growing, we lack the expertise in mass-rearing methods to realise the potential for edible insects to generate substantial revenue.
University of Exeter researchers are engaging with Granite Rock Brewery and Tira Ecological Solutions to develop innovative and sustainable ways to recycle organic waste products, reduce food waste and produce biofertilisers as well as food for both human and animal consumption.
This circular economy network combined with our research expertise in insect nutritional geometry will have the potential to generate a whole new industry of novel food and feed within Cornwall.