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The New EDMO Fact-Checking Brief is Out!

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In January, the European Union approved some products derived from insects for human consumption. This news generated a wave of disinformation that hit many member states.

Three detected main narratives stemming from this news are:
– the EU wants to force its citizens to eat insects, so they are hidden inside products (with no labelling requirements);
– insects are poisonous and not fit for human consumption;
– this EU decision is related to sanctions against Russia/the war in Ukraine.

The EU has once again been a frequent target of false narratives.

You can read the complete report here.

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