This is a master thesis by two students at Stockholm school of economics, Sweden who have focused their work on the market formation of insects as a new food source in Sweden. We participated with information and discussions about the biology of insects and our current work. The work “What’s bugging Sweden? A qualitative study on the market formation for edible insects in Sweden” is in english. Norell & Runnö 170607.pdf
A part of our work is communicating with students that are on different levels in school. Many young people are interested in insects as a potential food source and have lots of interesting questions and ideas. Its great to see their energy and drive! This report is from 6 students at Globala Gymnasiet (a highschool) in Stockholm, Sweden that that did a study where they compared insects and soy as human food. The work is based on literature, interviews and questionnaires, is in Swedish with an english abstract. GyA- Framtidens proteinkälla Ylva Palmgren Na14a.pdf
We will attend this seminar in Holland in the beginning of June http://www.insectcentre.com/en/edible-insect-seminar-workshop, focused on rearing and business if insect rearing
We welcome Helena Johansson our new insect rearing hands-on capacity, great to have you with us!
We’ll be going to the EAAP annual meeting in Tallinn, Estonia https://eaap2017.org in the end of August and present talks from our research.
One will be on ‘Key components for a sustainable entomophagy industry’ and in the session “Safety, regulatory, environmental issues and consumer acceptance of insects” 31/8 in the morning.
If you are going and interested in meeting up – let us know!