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First Edible Cricket Farm Opens for Business

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First Edible Cricket Farm Opens for Business

Get ready for “chirps,” delicious, low-fat chips that are all natural, protein-rich, and bursting with ground … crickets. In conjunction with Six Foods, a startup company focused on edible insects, the first U.S. farm dedicated to raising house crickets for human consumption has taken root in Youngstown, Ohio, New Scientist reports. Although the chips may be hard to sell, they have several environmental benefits; farming crickets requires far less water than raising cows and sheep and emits only 1% of the greenhouse gases that common livestock does.

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