Insect farming has been identified by Zero Waste Scotland as a sustainable, new way to produce more food using less resources.
Interest in farming insects to bio-convert organic food and drink sector surplus into low carbon, sustainable protein for livestock feeds and other valuable products has grown rapidly at a global scale in the last few years.
The EU legislative framework is implemented and enforced across the UK through separate domestic regulations in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The new ‘how-to’ guide on the benefits of becoming an insect farmer, helps people take advantage of the lucrative job opportunities it believes insect farming can bring for reducing the waste and carbon emissions driving the climate emergency. It aims to map the existing framework, and inform future discussions between regulators, licensing authorities, industry, and stakeholders within the UK.