Preparing Raw Crickets

Crickets should only be purchased from reliable sources; crickets raised for bait or pet food may have higher levels of pathogens or traces of heavy metals from their feedstock. Crickets should be treated much in the same manner as any other raw food, particularly shellfish. It’s best to keep crickets fresh as possible - so [...]

2017-01-25T18:18:40+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Recipes|

Waiter! There’s a bug on my plate

By Rachel Feltman December 1, 2016 Washington Post When the North American Edible Insect Coalition had its first meeting, in Detroit in May, many observers speculated that the newly formed group of cricket-chomping enthusiasts was set to swarm Washington. Several news outlets reported that insects, which aren’t explicitly listed on the Food and Drug Administration’s [...]

2017-01-29T03:40:09+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Press|

Why killing crickets is morally ok

By Radek August 4, 2016 I think most people would agree that harming anything that can suffer or feel pain is a negative thing. Unfortunately, our current food and agricultural industries contributes to this bad practice regularly. So what can a person do if she wants to reduce the inhumane treatment of animals while [...]

2017-05-23T21:03:24+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Chicken, Cricket or Fish?

Story by Drew Cranisky // Photography by Adam Milliron August 2016 Table Magazine Most restaurateurs spend a lot of time trying to keep bugs out of the kitchen. Don Mahaney, on the other hand, spends his time thinking about new ways to bring them in. Mahaney is the owner of Scratch Food & Beverage, a [...]

2017-01-31T04:01:03+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Press|

Iowa resident starts cricket farm for human consumption

KEVIN HARDY Aug 1, 2016 The Des Moines Register EYSTONE, Iowa — Like many farmers, Becky Herman bounces from enclosure to enclosure, feeding and watering her livestock. There are thousands of them, but Herman knows some well enough to assign them human traits. Those two over there are bullies, she says. And though she’s new [...]

2017-01-31T03:50:22+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Press|


March 25, 2016 It's Hot in Here Did you know that insects form part of the traditional diet of an estimated 2 billion people on the planet? And that even those of us who actively avoid all contact with bugs can’t avoid ingesting a pound or two of flies, maggots, and other bugs without knowing it every year? Insects aren’t [...]

2017-04-20T16:42:25+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Podcasts, Press|

In an Era of Scarcity, Water is Now a Major Economic Driver

By JULIE GRANT (THE ALLEGHENY FRONT) MAR 2, 2016 WYSO In a world facing growing problems with water scarcity, the Great Lakes region could be poised to draw businesses—big and small—from other parts of the country. But despite the region’s vast quantities of freshwater, water quality can’t always be taken for granted. One example: Big Crickets [...]

2017-01-31T04:05:22+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Press|