Owady jadalne: Krótki przewodnik dla polskich konsumentów


  • Agnieszka Orkusz Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu
  • Martyna Orkusz Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy we Wrocławiu

Słowa kluczowe:

owady jadalne, polski konsument, zachowanie ludzi


For several years, the concept of consuming insects has been attracting significant interest in Europe, given its potential to provide an environmentally sustainable, meat-alternative source of protein in the diet, not only for animals but also for humans. In Poland at the beginning of 2023, there was a considerable interest around edible insects, but in a negative context. A disinformation campaign was conducted on television and social media, claiming that edible insects threaten human health. It was suggested that consuming insects is a futuristic fad, an ideological madness, a concept conflicting with Polish economic interests, particularly affecting farming areas. This work aimed to present the most important, reliable data regarding edible insects to create a comprehensive and objective informational foundation. This foundation can serve as a basis for making decisions regarding the potential utilisation of insects as a food source.