Insect Protein Association of Australia (IPAA)
To promote the use and role of Insects within the Australian food and feed ecosystem to Government, Academia and Industry.
To provide a healthy and robust forum for collaboration and networking within the Insect industry and other relevant stakeholders.
Australian’s are getting into insects and the IPAA is experiencing an increase in members who are farming insects for food or who are producing Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) from insect products. In Australia insects for food are listed as a ‘non-traditional food’ as opposed to a ‘novel food’ which allows the farming and sale of insects. There are of course many traditionally eaten insects in Australia that our indigenous peoples still partake in, whether that be Bogong moths in ACT and NSW, Honeypot Ants or the famous Witchety Grubs of the arid zones.