Insect farming: a false solution for the EU’s food system

Farm Animals

Insect farming: a false solution for the EU’s food system

Position Paper

Whereas the increased use of insects to enrich animal feed is touted as a more sustainable option than other protein-enriched solutions, promoting insect production will hinder progress towards a sustainable food system by locking the EU into intensive animal farming. The insect farming industry is energy intensive and, consequently, a potential contributor to climate change. Moreover, there is little information, currently, on what environmental impacts or impacts on the ecosystem the rearing of large quantities of insects could
have in Europe.