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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, not genetically modified and earth friendly.
 
The crickets are high in protein and low in fat. They're a source of B vitamins, iron and zinc.
 
UConn, located in Storrs, says the farm that supplies the crickets uses carbon dioxide to kill them and then roasts them.
 
The crickets are sold for 99 cents and come whole in small plastic containers. They're 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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Why are the insects advertised as "organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly?“
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COMMENTS (92)
  • mathiasl-2-bar
    10/13/2015 - 12:22 p.m.

    they are advertised as organic because they are high in protein and low in fat and they are a source of vitamin b

  • Steve0620-yyca
    10/13/2015 - 08:51 p.m.

    I don't know how crickets will taste but it seems like a fascinating type of food. Crickets can be used as toppings for many different kinds of food and are good in vitamins. They are actually organic and not genetically modified or changed. I think that if people like this food, they can get a lot because one pack costs about or around the same price of a dollar.

  • reidi-4-bar
    10/13/2015 - 10:47 p.m.

    A food truck at the university of Connecticut is serving crickets to students and staff. A farm kills the crickets with carbon dioxide then roasted them for people to eat. I think it is cool that kids are eating crickets because they are healthy and there is a lot of them on the earth.

  • Brandon1231-YYCA
    10/14/2015 - 10:33 p.m.

    I think that it is really bad for these people to be eating these bugs. If they think that bugs are healthy, then I'm not going to be the one saying that they shouldn't eat it. I hope that some day, these people will know that eating this bug might make your stomach hurt. I hope that these people are eating bugs that are from the ground that has been walking all over the place. I hope that these people can know the truth about the bugs.

  • julissam-gon
    10/15/2015 - 10:04 a.m.

    Because crickets are heathly ..

  • mariom-gon
    10/15/2015 - 10:04 a.m.

    that is gross but they sound good

  • justinc1-gon
    10/15/2015 - 10:06 a.m.

    people want to eat healthy now

  • kammyr-gon
    10/15/2015 - 10:06 a.m.

    It's good for your system,but it is bad for the crickets.

  • siaram-gon
    10/15/2015 - 10:06 a.m.

    Because there's no chemicals nor carbon dioxide its earth friendly because it lives on ground

  • justinc1-gon
    10/15/2015 - 10:07 a.m.

    people want to eat healthy

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