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· One of tech's most iconic CEOs wants us all to eat crickets
· 3 Out of 10 People Would Choose to Eat Insects: Are You One of Them? (Video)
One of tech's most iconic CEOs wants us all to eat crickets
Former Cisco CEO John Chambers is an investor in robotic cricket farm operator Aspire Food Group.
The Texas-based commercial cricket farm produces and sells cricket granola, cricket flour and whole roasted crickets.
"The majority of the protein that we absorb 10 years from now will be from insects," Chambers said.
Sara Salinas, CNBC
Feb 9, 2018
Former Cisco CEO John Chambers says we'll all be eating insects in 10 years.
"The next form of protein will be cricket power," Chambers told CNBC's "Squawk Alley" Friday.
"We're running out of geographic area to even grow the meat products and the agriculture products as the population expands worldwide," he said. "The damage you do to the environment when you produce a pound of beef — and I'm a roast beef guy — is seven times what you do if you [farm] through robotic cricket farming capability."
Chambers is an investor in robotic cricket farm operator Aspire Food Group. The company uses "proprietary sensor technology and internet-of-things to capture real-time data on our insects," according to its website...
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3 Out of 10 People Would Choose to Eat Insects: Are You One of Them? (Video)
Bugs are rich in protein and low in carbs—and some say they taste like shrimp.
By Josh Ginnelly / AlterNet
February 9, 2018
With many gym goers keen to increase their protein intake, U.K. gym operator PureGym surveyed over 1,000 people to see if they would be interested in jumping on the latest protein trend by adding protein-dense edible insects such as crickets and mealworm into their diets.
The survey revealed that 35 percent of people surveyed would be prepared to try edible bugs and this figure rose to nearly half (47 percent) when it was answered by those who exercised daily. This keenness to try edible bugs and insect products is also reflected in a 29 percent increase in Google search volume for "insect protein powder" over the last year. It would seem that all the bug-eating on ITV's "I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!" and years of "Fear Factor" haven't put people off insectivorism.
To help people discover the benefits of eating insects and show the different meals they can easily be incorporated into, PureGym did a blind food-tasting experiment with three of their most daring gym managers. The tasters tried three recipes created by Seb Holmes, head chef at Eat Grub, a U.K. food company that sells edible insects.
In the experiment, the gym managers tasted a variety of bug-based meals, including pizza made out of cricket-flour dough, mealworm and coconut noodles and a cricket-flour protein shake. The reactions were positive and they were all impressed by the protein punch delivered by each dish.
The gym managers compared the flavors to nuts and figs, while according to Eat Grub, crickets have a nutty, shrimp-like taste.
The survey also found that: