Eating Bugs Has Never Been More Popular, But Will It Ever Go Mainstream?

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.

So far, there are

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A Bug’s Life

Issue: March/April 2015
By Sheehan Hannan

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 shop’s more popular toppings, and Kevin Bachhuber, the guy who supplies them, is a regular.… 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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