Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 20, 2022 | Sundance
I’m not sure how everyone feels about this new effort to make bugs into food for humans, but everything about it seems weird. A Canadian company is now celebrating the opening of a manufacturing facility in Ontario what will generate 9,000 metric tons of crickets for people to eat.
I will not be eating the bugs, slugs or any other creepy crawling critter regardless of “protein transfer efficiency.” Nope. Not happening.
(CANADA) – On May 26th, Aspire Food Group announced that it has completed construction of its alternative protein manufacturing facility. London, Ontario is now home to the world’s largest cricket production facility.
Aspire’s new plant will reportedly produce 9000 metric tons of crickets every year for human and pet consumption. That’s about two billion insects to be distributed annually across Canada and throughout the United States.
Aspire also reports that it already has orders for the next two years.
Crickets are currently being explored as a protein-rich superfood. They contain fibre and are already found in grocery stores and restaurants, and have a smaller environmental footprint than traditional protein sources. (read more)