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Welcome to the bug farm: Edible cricket rearing goes industrial in California

Welcome to the bug farm: Edible cricket rearing goes industrial in California

What to do when demand for food-grade insects exceeds the supply? Bring in modern agricultural technology. Across the globe, billions of people rely on creepy-crawly things with wings and legs for food – but in the United States we’ve been a bit shy about bringing bugs onto the plate. Yet edible insects are slowly gaining favor here, with crickets emerging as the “gateway bug,” writes Marc Gunther on FutureFood 2050 . And with good reason. We may have a cultural aversion to ingesting insects, but bugs are a low-fat protein source that require far fewer resources to raise than cattle or pigs, and their farming is thought to emit fewer greenhouse gases, according to a comprehensive 2013 report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. So bring on the crickets. But as hipster food startups are introducing confections and comestibles that incorporate cr...

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