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Reporting Texas: Grasshopper, Cricket Enthusiasts Seeking Adventurous Palates

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March 2017
 
Reporting Texas Vincent Vitale Aketta

Shelby Knowles from the University of Texas newspaper "Reporting Texas" discusses La Condessa, Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Texas BBQ Aketta with Vincent Vitale of Aspire Food Group.
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The Independent: DO YOU EAT CRICKETS? THE TEXAS INSECT FARM WORKER TRYING TO GET US TO EAT BUGS AND SOLVE FOOD SHORTAGES

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February 2017
 
The Independent Vincent Vitale Aketta

Kashmira Gander from The Independent UK interviews Vincent Vitale about marketing crickets to humans for consumption. 
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Crickets for lunch? Aspire reckons so.

Article
October 2016
 
Crickets for lunch?

Mohammed Ashour spoke to The Medium, the news outlet for the University of Toronto Missagua where he did his undergraduate studies to talk about what he has been doing since co-founding Aspire Food Group. 
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Making insect farm-to-table dining trendy

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August 2016
 
ted med edible crickets

Aspire's Shobita Soor speaking about why we should choose cricket stir fry over a hot dog at ‪TEDMED‬. "If we want to make a serious impact in food security and world hunger, then something has to change. It starts with our food choices here, because what we eat is often imitated, replicated and glamorized all over the world."
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Aspire Foods: Insects as Nourishment

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July 2016
 
aketta edible insect cricket

Mohammed Ashour and Gabe Mott join May Lee at the Los Angeles CCTV studio and share their vision of providing economically-challenged and malnourished populations with high-protein, sustainable food solutions.
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Three Lessons For Entrepreneurs On Getting People To Eat Insects (Or Try Anything New)

Article
May 2016
 
forbes article

It’s premature to say that eating crickets has gone mainstream, but the idea has lost its shock value. “For cricket farmers who were using their job as a pickup line, it’s not working anymore because it’s not as sexy,” jokes Mohammed Ashour, chief executive of Aspire Food Group, which sells cricket flour and whole crickets.
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Ain't no Party Like A Palm Weevil Party

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April 2016
 
Palm Weevil Larvae

Founders of future-food start-up Aspire, Mohammed Ashour, 29, and Shobhita Soor, 26, reckon the answer is way more radical: bugs. Edible insects, explains Ashour, are an amazing, if icky, source of “nutrient-dense and resource-efficient food” that he reckons could be a game-changer for the world’s food security.
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30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs

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January 2016
 
aketta news

Aspire co-founders Mohammed Ashour and Shobhita Soor are named in the Forbes 30 under 30 for social entrepreneurship. Aspire brings jobs and nutrients to people in Ghana via micro-farms of palm weevil larvae, a popular local food. Rural community members are taught to raise the natives insects that, within four weeks, can be sold or eaten among their families. Aspires vision won them the 2013 Hult Prize.
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Six-Legged Nutrition - Craving protein? Try munching on a cricket.

Article
December 2015
 

Advocates are working to change mindsets so that eating insects moves beyond being a one-day-a-year oddity to being a commonly accepted practice. With a flurry of activity in the past couple of years, the movement is, well, starting to have legs. And Austin is in the center of the action, with one of the nation’s first cricket farms, a couple of cricket-based snack food startups, an edible insect nonprofit organization and several local restaurants with insect offerings.
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Future Food Revolution Includes Creepy Crawlies: Cricket Smoothies to Suit Your Palate

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November 2015
 

Believe it or not, Aspire Food Group has been raising crickets in brooders, turning them either into a flour, a smoothie, a cracker, or into something else once they have grown from eggs to adults. This is how the future of food revolution will look or taste- like
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