15 May 2022 - Join us at the Meise Botanic Garden to discover the wonderful world of edible insects

Looking for a fun, educative and original family day? The ValuSect consortium invites you to uncover the fascinating universe of edible insects on Sunday 15 May at the Meise Botanic Garden during our event “Bugs to the future: are you ready for edible insects?”. In this beautiful setting, you will get the opportunity to taste various types of insect-based food and learn more about insect farming in Belgium.

Come visit our stands to try delicious insect snacks, meet insect producers and spend a great family time. In the morning, you can also participate in our stakeholders meeting to learn more about the legislative context, the Belgian edible insect sector and the consumers opinion on the matter (see our full programme in Englishin Dutch or in French).


Eaten daily in various parts of the world, edible insects are not usually on our plate in Belgium. But our little crawling friends have many benefits. They are a good source of protein, dietary fibre, beneficial fatty acids and micronutrients. Moreover, they are considered as a sustainable alternative protein source as they have a low land and water use as well as lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions[1].


Practical information:

  • Address: Meise Botanic Garden: Nieuwelaan 38, 1860 Meise, Belgium. The event takes place in the Bouchout castle.
  • Hours: 10.00 – 17.00
  • Price: the event is free, you only pay the Garden entrance ticket (see rates here)
  • Stakeholders meeting specification: Participation is free but registration is required. Registration is possible until 12 May 2022 on this link. With the confirmation of your registration you will receive an entrance ticket for the Botanic Garden.
  • Contact: info@biif.org


Download the full programme here (also available in Dutch and in French)


An event organised by Biif, Strategisch Platform Insecten, ValuSect and the Flemish Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

With the support of Optimum Sorting

[1] https://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/cb8667en

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