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York Food and Drink Festival: Creepy-crawlies as cuisine?
10:15am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
Entomologist Maureen Wakefield with some maggots at the Fera stand at the York Food and Drink Festival
MAGGOTS took pride of place in one stand at the York Food and Drink Festival yesterday.
The festival played host to Fera – The Food Environment and Research Agency – whose emphasis was on sustainability and consumer safety.
Fera has co-ordinated a study into using insects as a source of proteins. But Dr Elaine Fitches said the study was particularly focused on animal feed. She said: “We don’t believe that people in the EU will want to eat insects on a mass scale.”
Fera also presented a study featuring Mike Scotter, and Katherine Heinrich, who work at Fera’s Sand Hutton applied innovation campus looking at sustainable meat production. The Food Festival runs in Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square until Sunday.
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