How bugs could be the food of the future according to Cambridge experts

A Cambridgeshire company is helping companies find ways to use insects as food Credit: ITV News Anglia

Video report by ITV Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Most people squirm at the thought of eating bugs, but one company in Cambridgeshire is encouraging other organisations to use them as a key food ingredient.

Innovia Technology believes using insects, which are high in protein, can have many benefits.

Greg Dickens is helping companies find ways to use insects as food.

Benefits of eating bugs:

  • High in protein

  • Generally more sustainable and environmentally friendly than other animal proteins

  • Emit fewer greenhouse gases and less ammonia than chicken, cows and pigs

  • They require less land and water than other animals

One Cambridgeshire firm breeds fly larvae to create fuel for plants, animals and vehicles. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Another Cambridgeshire firm uses insects to create fuel.

Entomics breeds fly larvae, feeds them on food waste and then processes them into fuel for plants, animals and vehicles.