MEP Rob Roos and others are calling for greater transparency and consumer protection in food labeling to ensure that people know exactly what they are eating.
Robert “Rob” Roos, a Dutch politician and current Member of the European Parliament, is speaking out against the European Union’s policy of introducing insects into food without clear labeling. The EU has allowed four different types of insects as ingredients in food since 2020. Roos argues that consumers need to know precisely what is in their food and that the deceptively labeled Latin names of insects on the packaging are not clear enough but are instead used to disguise the ingredients.
“I am definitely not a proponent of eating insects,” says Roos. “There are enough other sources of protein that we have consumed for centuries. It is nowhere near necessary. Moreover, there are some people who are perhaps allergic to insects or cannot eat insects […]