Inside an eight-meter long garden shed behind their suburban house in Ealing, Tiziana Di Costanzo and her husband, Tom Mohan, run Horizon Insects, the only farm in London growing insects for human consumption. On eight sets of wooden shelves and in several large plastic boxes, the couple are breeding more than half a million mealworms and crickets for people to cook and eat.
The world's forests are home to wildlife and act as the 'lungs' of our planet. They are also home to many indigenous communities. But these forests are under threat - every two seconds we lose forest the size of a football pitch. And a lot of this is driven by unsustainable practices in our food system.
Malaysian insect-protein firm Ento has opted to shift its food production focus from whole-insect snacks to a ‘proteinisation’ focus in the hope of increasing consumer acceptability and encouraging mass consumption.