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A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets.
This was reported by the Daily Campus newspaper. The newspaper said the university's dining services are advertising the insects as organic. The bugs are not genetically modified. They are earth friendly.
The crickets are high in protein. Plus they are low in fat. They are a source of B vitamins. They are also a source of iron and zinc.
UConn is located in Storrs. The university says a farm supplies the crickets. The farm uses carbon dioxide to kill them. Then the insects are roasted.
The crickets are sold for 99 cents. They come whole in small plastic containers. The crickets are sold as a snack. Some are used as a taco topping.
Two or three containers of crickets are sold per day at the truck.  That is according to John Smith.  He is the dining services area assistant manager. 

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Why are the insects advertised as "organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly?“
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  • erikh-sen
    10/13/2015 - 11:59 p.m.

    because they could be poisonas

  • ap-bla
    10/14/2015 - 02:28 p.m.

    crickets are pretty gross but people haft to eat them every day!

  • John0724-YYCA
    10/14/2015 - 10:26 p.m.

    I think that it is good that they are selling crickets because now since I read this article it now makes sense that they are eating crickets. Because its healthy and I think I should try some when I go to a place with crickets.

  • EH-Fuh
    10/15/2015 - 10:16 a.m.

    They are advertised as organic because they use only stuff that is natural to the Earth .

  • mrsc.-cas
    10/15/2015 - 03:33 p.m.

    According to the text, the crickets come from a farm where they have not had any chemicals added and have not been changed in any way. They are all natural.

  • jackieh.-cas
    10/16/2015 - 03:42 p.m.

    i think there not friendly because they eat our plant and they come a farm and they have not been use much.They are maybe bore and tried.Because they want some fun they have nothing to do that sad.

  • austinn.-cas
    10/16/2015 - 03:59 p.m.

    They are advertised as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly because the author said they are not genetically modified.

  • eddiec.-cas
    10/18/2015 - 11:25 p.m.

    The insects are advertised as "organic" because the text states that it was reported by the Daily Campus newspaper.

  • garretts-9868-
    10/21/2015 - 03:08 p.m.

    very funny i didnt know you could eat crickets cool story

  • jaredi.-cas
    10/22/2015 - 07:07 p.m.

    The crickets are advertised organic not genetically modified and Earth friendly because it will be healthier so people will want to buy it.

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