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|

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|

Pittsburgh Culinary School Is Cooking With Crickets

Dave Crawley WFMY News 2 January 17, 2016   Pittsburgh, PA -- Chef Shawn Culp and culinary students at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh prepare a four course meal. Common ingredient? Crickets. "What we have here basically is culinary entomology," says Culp, the chairman of AIP's culinary department. Frozen crickets were shipped here by Big Cricket [...]

2017-01-28T19:46:10+00:00 January 17th, 2016|Press|

Eating Insects. Overcoming the Western Yuck Factor to Harvest Benefits

By Lisa Lupo August 13, 2015 Quality Assurance Magazine Most food companies are concerned with insects as adulterants in the products they produce. But a new wave of food products is intentionally including insects and labeling them as a key ingredient in the food. To expose the industry to this evolving food option, this QA [...]

2017-01-31T04:16:03+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Press|

Criadores de insectos comestibles buscan mayor eficiencia en la producción

By Alicia Clegg El Economista July 15th, 2015 Big Cricket Farms en Ohio ha ideado un sistema de bombeo para el riego de las crías de grillos sin ahogarlos, e incorpora tecnología del siglo XXI. "Utilizamos impresión en 3D para la mayor parte de nuestra creación de prototipos", dice el cofundador Kevin Bachhuber. Otras preocupaciones de los criadores de [...]

2017-01-28T19:41:28+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Press|

Can insects go from pests to popular snack foods?

AP Wire The Washington Post April 16th, 2015   They hop. They crawl. They squirm. And they could be coming to a dinner plate near you. An increasing number of “entopreneurs” are launching businesses to feed a growing appetite for crickets, mealworms and other edible insects. (“Ento” comes from the Greek word for insect.) These [...]

2017-01-28T19:50:39+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Press|

Are Insects the Next Climate-Friendly Superfood?

By Anastasia Pantsios March 19th, 2015   Maybe you've see little cans of chocolate-covered ants or grasshoppers in the exotic food section of your grocery and thought to yourself, "Yuck—who eats that?" Insects may not come to mind when you think of superfoods. But they could be the next hot "alternative" protein. They're low in [...]

2017-01-28T19:28:43+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Press|

A Bug’s Life

Issue: March/April 2015 By Sheehan Hannan IB Mag Maybe it was the hot dog they rode in on — or the India pale ale that washed it all down. Somehow, at Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts in downtown Youngstown, being served crickets won’t prompt a call to the health inspector. In fact, they’re one of the [...]

2017-01-28T19:38:22+00:00 March 1st, 2015|Press|

Was Wirtschaft treibt: Lecker Grillen-Kekse

By Steffan Heuer Brand Eins February 20th, 2015 „Ich habe ein grundsätzliches Problem mit Leuten, die mich aus Kalifornien anrufen, Geld investieren wollen und mir dann etwas von Dingen wie Disruption und Scaling up erzählen wollen“, sagt Kevin Bachhuber. Landwirtschaft, erzählt er seinen Gesprächspartnern dann, sei das genaue Gegenteil von dem, was man im Silicon Valley [...]

2017-01-28T19:34:35+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Press|