Vertically grown mealworms enter EU food market

Wurms may not look very tasty to some people, but there are those who say it's the food of the future. Take 25-year-old Remco Mensinck, for example, he turned an old pig farm into a vertical farm for mealworms. They are used for pet food but as soon as are new housing is finished, it may soon find a way to kitchens all over Europe.

"Nutritional values of the mealworms are really good. They are low in fats and they have a lot of protein, and producing the mealworms has a very small footprint both in carbon emissions, energies, it doesn't take a lot of energy to produce them," Remco explains. 

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