Students served crickets
October 13, 2015
A food truck at the University of Connecticut is serving up roasted crickets.
The Daily Campus newspaper reports the university's dining services are advertising the insects as organic. The bugs are not genetically modified and are earth friendly.
The crickets are high in protein and low in fat. They're a source of B vitamins, iron and zinc.
UConn is located in Storrs. The university says the farm that supplies the crickets uses carbon dioxide to kill them and then roasts them.
The crickets are sold for 99 cents. They come whole in small plastic containers. The crickets are sold as a snack or as a taco topping.
Dining services area assistant manager John Smith says they sell two or three containers of crickets per day at the truck.
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CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
Why are the insects advertised as "organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly?“
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