Owady jadalne: Krótki przewodnik dla polskich konsumentów

Autor

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

Słowa kluczowe:

owady jadalne, polski konsument, zachowanie ludzi

Abstrakt

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.

Opublikowane

2024-05-07