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Futurism: An Automated Cricket Farm Could Bring Bug-Based Food to the Masses

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August 2017
 
Futurism Crickets

Cricket company Aspire has created a massive farm to raise crickets that will be used to make mainstream snacks. The hope is to provide a better source of protein, while also reducing the carbon and land footprint that stems from producing beef.
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Fast Company: This Giant Automated Cricket Farm Is Designed To Make Bugs A Mainstream Source Of Protein

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August 2017
 
Fast Company Crickets

Inside a new building in an industrial neighborhood near the airport in Austin, a robot is feeding millions of crickets, 24 hours a day. The facility–a 25,000-square-foot R&D center that opened this month for the startup Aspire–uses technology that the company plans to soon duplicate in a farm 10 times as large. It’s a scale that the startup thinks is necessary to begin to make cricket food mainstream in the United States.
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Cheddar: Would you eat crickets

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August 2017
 
Cheddar Live

Aspire Food Group is advancing insect farming and food production. The company is looking to bring cricket protein and insect consumption into the general market with their cricket flour, roasted crickets, and cricket granola. CEO Mohammed Ashour joins us via Skype as Kori Hale and Brad Smith dig into some cricket treats.
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Martha Stewart: To Save The World Eat Insects

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August 2017
 
Martha Stewart Insects

Find a bowl of slightly roasted crickets as part of the spread at your friend's backyard barbecue and chances are you'll be looking for a new squad. "There's an ick factor, that's people's first impression," said Vincent Vitale, of Aspire Food Group.
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Aspire Food Group unveils first fully automated cricket farm

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August 2017
 
Food Navigator USA

Elaine Watson of Food Navigator interviews Mohammed Ashour about unveiling the world's first automated cricket farm. 
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How a Seattle Restaurant Turned Toasted Grasshoppers Into This Season’s Unlikeliest MLB Concession Food All-Star

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July 2017
 
AdWeek Aketta Crickets

Ad Week discusses the recent Aketta coverage in Sports Illustrated
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Former Arizona Wildcats pitcher Mark Melancon explains why you should eat crickets

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July 2017
 
ABC 15 Aketta

ABC15 Discuses how the former Arizona Wildcats pitcher and three-time MLB All-Star told Sports Illustrated he's been eating crickets ever since he learned about a company called Aketta at a Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago last month and learned just how high in protein the insects are.
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Sports Illustrated Q&A: Why Mark Melancon loves eating crickets

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July 2017
 
Mark Melancon Aketta Crickets

Need a new go-to snack? Mark Melancon recommends...crickets?! The Giants reliever talks about how he's interested in being a "pioneer for cricket protein" and why his kids can't get enough of the bugs. Sports Illustrated feature piece. 
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FOX59 Morning team tries Aketta Crickets

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June 2017
 
FOX59 Eats Crickets

FOX59 Morning team tries eating Aketta crickets in Indianapolis. 
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Anything Can Be Paired With Wine. Even Crickets. Pairing Wine with Aketta Roasted Crickets

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May 2017
 
I Like This Grape

I Like This Grape wrote an article about pairing Aketta crickets with wine. This article was then picked up by Apple News. 
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