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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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  • davidm1-gon
    10/15/2015 - 12:09 p.m.

    It has proten.

  • albertov1-gon
    10/15/2015 - 01:23 p.m.

    They look gross and yummy at the same time.

  • jakeh-gon
    10/15/2015 - 01:24 p.m.

    because they are high protenn ?

  • landonm-gon
    10/15/2015 - 01:24 p.m.

    have proten

  • natalier1-gon
    10/15/2015 - 01:24 p.m.

    Is that true I hope it is not

  • matthewc1-gon
    10/15/2015 - 01:24 p.m.

    they are healthy to eat

  • alexisp-gon
    10/15/2015 - 01:25 p.m.

    the advertisement is organic this is normal

    • tiffanym1-gon
      10/15/2015 - 01:28 p.m.


  • zoeo-gon
    10/15/2015 - 01:25 p.m.

    I think its because so they would eat them

  • matthewc1-gon
    10/15/2015 - 01:25 p.m.

    They are healthy to eat.

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