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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.

Source URL: https://www.tweentribune.com/article/tween78/students-served-crickets/

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Why are the insects advertised as "organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly?“
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COMMENTS (92)
  • savannahm-gon
    10/15/2015 - 10:09 a.m.

    Because the crickets are heathly for u #gross dead crickets

  • davidm1-gon
    10/15/2015 - 10:09 a.m.

    I want to try them.

  • chrisg-gon
    10/15/2015 - 10:11 a.m.

    Because they are good for u #dead cricket's

  • jozannahs-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:43 a.m.

    The crikets are high in protein and low in fat

  • jamest-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:44 a.m.

    because they are high in protein and low in fat

  • carrahd-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:44 a.m.

    Beause crickets have high protein but are fierce at times

  • jerryd-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:44 a.m.

    Because the crickets are not made in a factore

  • valeriec-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:44 a.m.

    They are ugly but they are quiet

  • abigails-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:45 a.m.

    I think that people from a different contry eat them

  • jordens1-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:45 a.m.

    Because crickets are way healthy then junk food

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