Insect-based foods such as cricket flour cookies and protein bars are beginning to enter the food scene as a way to offer a more sustainable protein source. According to Essento, an insect food company, mealworms produce little greenhouse gas compared to other animal protein sources, using less water and feed than cattle. For every 100-lbs. of feed, you can yield five pounds of edible beef, 30-lbs. of edible chicken, or 60-lbs. of edible cricket protein, according to cricket flour company Exo. They are also said to contain vitamins, such as A, B and B12, and healthy fats of...read more
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