Urban Cricket Farms Are Bringing Insect Snacks To The Market
A new line of low-fat, protein-packed snacks are changing the way we consume food.
The consumption of insects as food, also known as entomophagy, is common in many countries around the world. While it has simply been a part of everyday life for people in countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Columbia, and New Guinea, this cuisine is now making headway in the US' health food and sustainability markets.
Six Foods, a Boston startup founded and run by three female Harvard grads, has recently joined forces with Big Cricket Farms in Ohio to create a new demand for eco-friendly, nutrient rich, insect based snacks. Their successful Kickstarter campaign highlights the team's strategy: Six Foods is suppling the culinary know-how and the marketing expertise, while the farm is in charge of cricket cultivation and processing.