Canadian Company Plans To Produce 2 Billion Bugs Each Year For Human Consumption

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It looks like Canada wants to be at the forefront of the bug eating trend.

A Canadian company called the Aspire Food Group says it plants to produce 9000 tons of insects per year for human and pet consumption after completing construction of the world’s largest cricket food processing facility.

They say they aim to produce around two billion crickets every year.

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Summit news reorts: A report from Canadian Manufacturing states that “Crickets are currently being explored as a protein-rich superfood. They contain fibre and are already found in grocery stores and restaurants, and have a smaller environmental footprint than traditional protein sources.”

Yum.

The move is the latest in a growing trend of pushing bug eating on the masses as a way of saving the planet.

In addition to crickets, worms and maggots are big in Europe.