Welsh food and drink producers are once again leading the way when it comes to food, health and sustainable nutrition. 

Leading the way is Bug Farm Foods, producers of innovative and unique products made with insect protein, including Cricket Cookies, Buffalo Biscuits, and a range of insect powders and whole insects. Founders, entomologist Dr Sarah Beynon and chef Andy Holcroft have launched a new insect and plant protein known as VEXo, developed to help tackle childhood obesity. VEXo can be used in a similar way to minced meat, whilst reducing saturated fat by 70-80%.

VEXo was showcased at Food Matters Live in London in November as part of an 18 strong Food and Drink Wales delegation.

Also featured at Food Matters Live was Alchemy Gold, a new start-up company offering turmeric based health drinks. Founder David Dunn, spent three years researching and developing the product. He said: “Alchemy Gold was born out of my search for something to help with arthritis. I am a cabinet maker and joiner, which I hope to pursue into my retirement. To do this, I needed to find a remedy for the inflammation in my joints.”For more information about Food and Drink Wales – https://businesswales.gov.wales/foodanddrink/