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How to Breed a Tasty Cricket

Article
September 2015
 

A handful of companies in the U.S. are teaching themselves how to raise the insects for human consumption—and hoping that American diners will like the result.
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The Edible Bug Business in Austin is Growing

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July 2015
 

Eating bugs makes sense nutritionally, the insects are protein and iron rich, Allen said. Bugs also use less land, water and produce fewer emissions than traditional livestock, he said.
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Winning the Hult Prize with my Company, Aspire Food Group

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March 2014
 

The Hult Prize has completely flipped our understanding of serving communities in resource-limited settings. The idea that food insecure urban slum residents are best served by for-profit businesses would have been unthinkable not too long ago (it still is, in some circles). To some, charities and NGOs are the default, no-brainer, go-to institutions to address social challenges. Yet, most charities and NGOs are by definition not financially self-sustained. 
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Delish! Entrepreneurs Promoting Food Made with Insects

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February 2014
 

Cricket: it's what's for dinner.                                                                                   

Social entrepreneurship, the creation of new ventures with a social purpose, takes many forms, from clean energy start-ups to initiatives aimed at improving early education. Several new social ventures are taking a different tack and hoping to push along a nascent trend, promoting the eating of insects as good for the planet and for people.
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Start-Up Wins $1 Million to Tackle Global Food Crisis -- With Edible Insects

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September 2013
 

And the $1 millionHult Prize for the best start-up idea that secures food for undernourished slum-dwellers goes to... a group of five students from Montreal, Canada, who want to grow, process and sell edible insects.

Unconventional? Maybe to North Americans. But roughly 2.5 billion people are already eating insects seasonally around the world, according to data from the United Nations.
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