05/06/2015 10:21 am ET | Updated May 06, 2015

Joseph Erbentraut

A future in which cricket chips could be found on the shelves of an American grocery store next to their potato- and corn-based peers might not be that far off — or at least that’s the hope of a number of start-ups selling food products that incorporate edible insects as key ingredients.

Many of the insect-based food products already on the market were developed in response to a massive 2013 report published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations that pushed for edible insects to be more widely considered as a global food source thanks to their many benefits.

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