MoBioFood Research Group is a new member of IPIFF
IPIFF is an EU non-profit organisation which represents the interests of the insect production sector towards EU policy makers, European stakeholders & citizens. Composed of 42 members, IPIFF promotes the use of insects & insect derived products as top tier source of nutrients for human consumption & animal feed.
IPIFF main mission is to promote the wider use of insects as an alternative or new source of protein for human consumption and animal feed through continuous dialogue with the European institutions (i.e. the European Commission, the EU Member States authorities, the European Parliament and the European Food Safety Authority). Notably, IPIFF centres its activities around advocating for appropriate EU legislative frameworks to apply to insect production.
Why eat insects?
Our planet faces huge challenges due a growing population and increasing competition for scarce resources. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the global population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. In order to feed the growing population, the world needs to increase its food production by 70%.