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 getting all the nutritional benefits that animal foods provide? The answer lies in the insect Read the rest

Eating crickets good for you — and the planet

JAN 28, 2016

Innovation Trail

At an artsy hipster bar in downtown Youngstown, Ohio — and yes, there is an artsy hipster bar in Youngstown — they serve gourmet hot dogs with 50 different kinds of toppings.

The golden pickled beets and root beer BBQ sauce are definitely among the most unique. But if you really want to get adventurous, you’ll go for the deep-fried crickets.

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Grub to Gourmet

CH Studio

December 22, 2015


When Enterprise asked us to help celebrate drives, passions and people through video we didn’t hesitate. Our first film takes us to Big Cricket Farms in Ohio, where they are addressing concerns about feeding the world’s increasing population with sustainable, affordable and highly nutritious insects. The second takes us to Growing Heart Farm in NY, which explores two trending topics—vacations that put you to … Read the rest


By Brooke Borel

May 12, 2015

Popular Science

During the last weeks of winter, in an airy kitchen at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, two design students are making cocktail bitters. A long wooden table holds mason jars and gleaming bottles of bourbon, vodka, and neutral grain spirits. The fragrance of ingredients that will macerate over the next few weeks, until they surrender their flavor to … Read the rest

Can Cinnamon-Infused Crickets Save the Rust Belt?

Just after 8 on a cloudy October morning, Cody Schultz is off to work, slicing through America’s definitive post-industrial squalor, a two-mile drive that weaves past a sad museum of abandoned homes and steel factories sprouting weedy windows and the broken doors of a lost past.

“Take a right instead of a left and you find yourself in some pretty

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Inside The Edible Insect Industrial Complex

ANYA HOFFMAN 11.03.14 8:00 AM

Fast Company

Each morning after arriving at his office in Youngstown, Ohio, Kevin Bachhuber steps into the 5,000-square-foot warehouse and listens to his crickets chirping. The owner and founder of Big Cricket Farms, which raises insects exclusively for human consumption, Bachhuber knows that the frequency and sound of crickets’ chirps can be an indicator of their well-being. And in order for his brand-new company … Read the rest

Future Food Salon. Tastes like Cricket.

Posted on August 29, 2014.

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Montreal Rampage

Silence reigned save for the chirping of crickets as trendy guests slowly milled about. The experience began upon entry of the grounds shared by the Insectarium with Montreal’s Botanical Garden. Swiftly darkening skies couldn’t put a damper on the place’s beauty: the first light installations in view of the annual Magic of Lanterns festival imbued the scenery with … Read the rest

Small, Noisy, Crawly and Delicious Crickets

The Business Journal


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Kevin Bachhuber unzips the vinyl panel of a large square tent and peels back the insulated fabric that reveals a Mylar-laced chamber. Inside are some really noisy inhabitants.

These inhabitants are in plastic storage bins – the same ones you buy at any discount store – whose lids have been partially cut open and screened. As

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