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Bleacher Report: Atlanta Hawks Offer Cricket-Related Food Items at Home Games

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October 2017
 
Bleacher Report Crickets

Adventurous Atlanta Hawks fans looking to try some new cuisine while visiting Philips Arena may want to head to the venue's cricket-related concession stand. 
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CNET: You’re going to be eating crickets, so just get over it

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October 2017
 
Cnet Aketta Crickets

The Aspire Food Group thinks insects could help address food sustainability and insecurity, and it's using tech to make that happen.
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Forbes: John Chambers Offers Insight For Startup Founders Looking To Scale Up

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October 2017
 

At the Forbes Under 30 Summit, Laura Behrens Wu, founder and CEO of Shippo, had a conversation with Mohammed Ashour, the founder and CEO of Aspire Food Group, and John Chambers, former CEO of Cisco. Chambers is an investor and mentor to Aspire and provided the crowd with insights about moving a business to the next level.
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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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Food Navigator: 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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Ad Week: 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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ABC 12: 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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