The Farming Today of 4 November, 2023 talks about how insect farming is at present allowed for animal feeds – but this will never be acceptable for most humans. Sustainable food production needs to think more carefully. Insect farming is NOT NECESSARY AT ALL to dispose of food waste etc., This is simply not true. There is risk of transfer of disease and this science is simply leading people away from natural traditional nutrition. there is a far better science to transform food waste into fertiliser. We have this science and its seems the rest of the world doesn’t. Prof Emily Burton from Nottingham Trent University has to be addressed about this. There must be no more broadcasts stating that breeding insects is the only or best way to dispose of food waste. This is misleading society. We will be contacting her shortly.
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