Fish and chirps? Crickets make leap in demand as a protein

Fish and chirps? Crickets make leap in demand as a protein

By LISA RATHKE
Associated Press
Jan 13, 10:40 AM EST

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — At Tomorrow’s Harvest farm, you won’t find acres of land on which animals graze, or rows of corn, or bales of hay. Just stacks of boxes in a basement and the summery song of thousands of chirping crickets.

It’s one of a growing number of operations raising crickets for human consumption that these farmers say is … Read the rest

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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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 upstarts are trying to persuade more Americans to eat bugs, which can be produced with … Read the rest

Edible insects fly into spotlight: International conference to promote bugs as a sustainable, healthy delicacy

Graeme Hamilton
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

National Post

Crickets are referred to as a gateway bug, one insect-eater says. “They’re very easy to eat. Their flavour profile is a little like cashews.” Fotolia

MONTREAL — Insects generally prompt Canadians to reach for the fly swatter or bug spray, but at an international meeting this month in Montreal, academics and entrepreneurs will argue we should be licking our chops instead

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