They are animal proteins but in Europe they are positioned in the “vegan” section of supermarkets and food stores. They have no blood, no bones, and no lactose. Can you guess what are they? Yes, they are the insects, which have been given the permission since January 1, 2018, to be included in the tables of food in Europe. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) considers them “clean” proteins that are good for the environment … but what do you think of them as “food”?
In the book “Né ossa né lische” (goWare,2018) Marco Ceriani, the expert in nutrition and founder of Italbugs, makes us understand the phenomenon of the new food that comes not only from distant and developing countries but also from our European past. The ancient Egyptians, the warriors of the Roman Empire, the Bible and the recipe book of Leonardo da Vinci are connected with entomophagy! Even today in Italy we find the “casu marzu” (Slow Food Presidium) and different types of cheeses.
The food of the future in Europe, therefore, comes from our past. Will Europeans be able to change their natural distaste for taste? Will insects be popular like raw fish wrapped in rice and seaweed flavored with soy sauce? Let’s find out together with Marco Ceriani at Scuderia Future Food Urban Coolab!
This will be also a great opportunity to see the opening of our Silk Urban Farm!
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