UK’s fledgling edible insect sector in jeopardy after Brexit

Industry laments a missed opportunity to put Britain at the forefront of a growing movement towards alternative protein

Legal changes triggered by Brexit are putting the UK’s fledgling edible insect sector in jeopardy.

Before Brexit, all edible insect companies operated under transitional measures set out in the EU’s “novel food” regulation. This allowed insects to be legally farmed and processed for human consumption.

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