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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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  • ryanr-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:47 a.m.

    i think a lot people are different i will eat that

  • valeriec-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:47 a.m.

    BC they are the only protein we have

  • octaviop-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:47 a.m.

    because thats the only protian ther is

  • chrish-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:48 a.m.

    THEY want people to eat crickets because they're healthy and I would try them.

  • mariez-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:49 a.m.

    Because they have good proting

  • morgan-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:49 a.m.

    Because they want people to eat the cricket.Would I try the crickets? NO I get very grossed with bugs.

  • faith-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:52 a.m.

    Because have iron and B vitamins and zinc.


  • johnr-gon
    10/15/2015 - 11:57 a.m.

    I think we should eat it because it made my mouth water

  • valeriec-gon
    10/15/2015 - 12:04 p.m.

    because they are good

  • aprilt-gon
    10/15/2015 - 12:04 p.m.

    The insects give more portion then other foods.

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