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5 January 2022

Risk-benefit Assessment is an emerging methodology in the area of Food and Nutrition that offers a simultaneous evaluation of both risks and benefits linked to dietary choices. This paper presents how a framework was generated based on two literature reviews in order to communicate the results of a risk-benefit assessment of the health impacts of replacing red meat with edible insects. The case study highlights the challenges of designing a communication strategy for the health risks and benefits associated with consuming a novel compared to an established food. It is crucial to consider not only the scientific information to be communicated, but the audience’s informational and emotional needs for communication to promote healthy, informed consumption decision-making.

Communicating Food Risk-Benefit Assessments: Edible Insects as Red Meat Replacers
Emilia Boehm, Dan Borzekowski, Ermolaos Ververis, Mark Lohmann,
Gaby-Fleur Böl
Frontiers in Nutrition
16 December 2021