By LISA RATHKE
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
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.
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