Edible Crickets to Debut in Belgium

Edible Crickets to Debut in Belgium

A startup in Brussels is bringing edible crickets to Belgium, pushing the eco-friendly protein alternative that has been gaining attention worldwide. Little Food’s crickets can be eaten dried or turned into flour, and can be flavored with ingredients like garlic or tomato.

The company’s farm noted the environmentally-friendly aspects of the bugs, as they need 25 times less food and 300 times less water than a cow to produce a similar amount of protein. At the same time, they produce 60 times fewer greenhouse gasses, according to Little Food cricket breeder Nikolaas Viaene.

While edible insects are common in other parts of the world, Belgians have yet to embrace the idea, reports ReutersFull Story

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