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‘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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WHY YOUNGSTOWN HAS THE BEST INCUBATOR IN THE WORLD

By: James F. Sweeney June 11, 2015 id8nation The giant banner hangs on the side of the brick building, partially obscuring the faded white lettering left over from when the structure housed a furniture store, back when the city imagined a different kind of future. The banner reads “Ranked #1 Best Incubator in the World …

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First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown

Friday, July 18, 2014 Story by ANNE GLAUSSER WKSU When you are hungry, do you reach for potato chips or peanuts? What about a handful of crickets? One daring entrepreneur in Youngstown is bucking the “yuck” factor and opening the first U.S. farm to grow insects exclusively for human consumption. An old rundown warehouse in …

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