Why crickets?

Crickets are being widely lauded as the world’s greenest protein, the next superfood. With good reason: crickets can be farmed using less land, and less water than their traditional counterparts: to produce one pound of dry beef protein, 2500 gallons of water are used. By contrast, for the same amount of cricket protein, just one gallon of water is consumed.

Want to learn more? Check out this article from Wired magazine, and visit Entomo Farms, right here in Canada.

Want to know how Crickets are farmed? CNN reported on the first American cricket farm, back in 2015.

Should YOU add insects to your diet? Wendy Lu McGill gives a fascinating TedX talk on the topic. (A: you should!)

FURTHER READING:

Scientific American: Grubs as Grub

The Scientist: Why Insects should be in your diet

Future prospects for food and feed security

Edible Insects in a Food Safety and Nutritional Perspective: A Critical Review

PLOS One: An Exploration on Greenhouse Gas and Ammonia Production by Insect Species Suitable for Animal or Human Consumption