The industry explained

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Entovegan is a hybrid between entomophagy and vegan.

Entomophagy stands for eating insects. While vegan is defined as “a person who does not eat any food derived from animals and who typically does not use other animal products*”.


Entovegan is a plant-based diet that includes insects. It’s simple as that!

Are insects vegan?

For vegetarians who have chosen to avoid meat because of sustainability issues, the answer is more fluid. Those vegetarians are interested because crickets don’t have the same environmental drawbacks as other meats. **

*Definition by Oxford Language

**Source FOOD52

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Nothing like dead animals. So no meat (not even chicken), no fish and, for example, no gelatin.


No animal products. So no meat, chicken, fish, but also no milk, eggs, cheese or honey.


Is basically the same as ‘vegan’. But some also use them for dishes whose basis (but not all) consists of plants. If in doubt, check the ingredients.

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Implemented taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs).

For soft drinks with sugar, sports drinks and energy drinks.

But also for soft drinks without sugar, but with a zero-calorie alternative sweetener. Because so-called light or zero drinks also encourage people to consume sugary products.*

*Depending on the country


Goal is to reduce consumption of drinks with added sugar and to discourage unhealthy diets and offset the growing economic costs of obesity.


More than 40 countries worldwide:

Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, India, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, United Arab Emirates, UK,

USA (depending from state to state), etc.

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According to the EU: foods or food ingredients, which have not been used to a significant degree for human consumption in the EU before 15 May 1997, when the first Regulation on novel food came into force.


A ‘Novel Food’ can be newly developed, innovative food, food produced using new technologies and production processes, as well as food which is or has been traditionally eaten outside of the EU.

Novel Food Catalogue

Lists products of animal and plant origin and other substances subject to the Novel Food Regulation. It is a non-exhaustive list and serves as orientation on whether a product will need an authorisation under the Novel Food Regulation.

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Means a product already includes content from previously used material. In other words, recycled content means that the new product you’re using – let’s say, a paper cup – was made at least in part from content that’s already been recycled.


Means a product labeled as recyclable can go into the recycling bin. These products have the potential to be reprocessed into something new, once collected and sorted at a material recycling facility (MRF).

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Also know as lab-grown meat, artificial meat, in-vitro meat etc. Is meat grown in laboratories from animal cells.

Plant-based meat

Also know as vegan meat, plant-based alternatives.

Meat analogs made from plant protein.

Conventional meat

Also know as regular or real meat.

Is meat from edible parts of an animal.