Innovative Welsh couple, scientist Dr Sarah Beynon and award-winning chef Andy Holcroft are bringing a brand new industry to Wales in the form of bug food.
And their endeavours are to be the feature of a brand new documentary The Bug Grub Couple on BBC One.
Sarah and Andy have spent the last four years building foundations for their new venture in the UK’s smallest city, St Davids in Pembrokeshire.
Sarah, an Oxford University scientist and farmer founded the award-winning Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm on her original family farm in 2013.
The Bug Farm is a research and education centre focusing on the importance of bugs and how we can produce food efficiently and sustainably.
“I strongly believe that insect protein is a new ingredient here in the western world that can improve the sustainability of our food production systems and improve the nutritional quality of our food. It’s not about a squirming grub on a stick, it’s about utilising a new source of protein to help us to eat more healthily and more sustainably”, says Sarah.
Chef Andy Holcroft launched the Grub Kitchen, which is located alongside the farm and offers an interesting double menu with a choice of ‘normal’ food next to insect versions.
The Grub Kitchen is the UK’s first full-time restaurant serving food containing insects and recently won the award for the Most Innovative Business of the Year in Wales.
Read the full story in this week’s County Echo, out on Thursday