Students served crickets
October 13, 2015
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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