I Farm Crickets, The Future Of Human Food: 7 Insane Truths

I Farm Crickets, The Future Of Human Food: 7 Insane Truths

By Robert Evans,  Kevin Bachhuber January 27, 2016 Cracked.com If you’re reading this from the civilized world, most of your insect encounters boil down to emotionally scarring spider cameos and annoying flies. But in roughly 80 percent of the countries on Earth, people eat insects. Cracked sat down with one man who has made it …

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Pittsburgh Culinary School Is Cooking With Crickets

Pittsburgh Culinary School Is Cooking With Crickets

Dave Crawley WFMY News 2 January 17, 2016   Pittsburgh, PA — Chef Shawn Culp and culinary students at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh prepare a four course meal. Common ingredient? Crickets. “What we have here basically is culinary entomology,” says Culp, the chairman of AIP’s culinary department. Frozen crickets were shipped here by Big Cricket …

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Grub to Gourmet

Grub to Gourmet

CH Studio December 22, 2015 CoolHunting When Enterprise asked us to help celebrate drives, passions and people through video we didn’t hesitate. Our first film takes us to Big Cricket Farms in Ohio, where they are addressing concerns about feeding the world’s increasing population with sustainable, affordable and highly nutritious insects. The second takes us …

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The Country’s First Edible Insect Farm

The Country’s First Edible Insect Farm

Dec 3, 2015 AndrewZimmern.com The Country’s First Edible Insect Farm Kevin Bachhuber founded Big Cricket Farms in Youngstown, Ohio in 2014 in response to growing water shortages, the rising costs of protein production and a simple love of eating insects inspired by a trip to Thailand. Big Cricket Farms is the first government certified food grade …

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Well Rounded, Well Fed

Well Rounded, Well Fed

November 9, 2015 Posted By: Graig The Jambar   A bellowing, villainous laugh set the mood as a group of students consumed cupfuls of dried, dead crickets. Kevin Bachhuber, founder of Big Cricket Farms — the first food-grade cricket farm in the United States — was the source of both the crickets and the laugh. …

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‘Farm’ bets crickets will be next gourmet escargot

‘Farm’ bets crickets will be next gourmet escargot

Robert Yosay Posted Oct 17, 2015 at 12:01 AM Columbus Dispatch The sound of chirping fills the basement of a warehouse on the south side of Youngstown. Edwards Street is home to several million crickets, which are bred, harvested and sold through Big Cricket Farms. In the United States, most crickets are fed to pets, but Big Cricket Farms markets …

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The new beetlemania: Raising bugs for human consumption

The new beetlemania: Raising bugs for human consumption

By BRUCE KENNEDY October 9, 2015, 9:08 AM CBS MONEYWATCH  Tourists and locals are buzzing, so to speak, about an item on the menu at the highly regarded Toloache Mexican restaurants in New York City: tacos made with dried grasshoppers brought in from Mexico’s Oaxaca state. The chapulines are lightly sautéed and served with onions, …

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How to Breed a Tasty Cricket

How to Breed a Tasty Cricket

PHIL MCCAUSLAND SEP 24, 2015 The Atlantic It’s hard to hear anything over the chirping. Cardboard boxes filled with egg cartons and sheets of plastic buzz with thousands of young-adult crickets calling out to one another to mate. The brush of the insects’ legs against the various surfaces sounds like hail on a tin roof. …

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