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Crickets as Food: A Closer Look at the Risks

Posted by Marcia Cripps on

Buzz or Bust? Unpacking the Controversy Around Eating Crickets In recent years, crickets have hopped into the spotlight as a sustainable alternative to traditional meat sources, praised for their protein-packed profiles and minimal environmental footprint. Insect start-ups have raised over $1 billion in venture capital since 2020 according to this Washington Post Article. Prominent studies and popular discussions tout them as the food of the future, capable of alleviating some of our most pressing ecological and nutritional challenges. However, beneath the buzz lies a series of underexplored risks that could potentially undermine the viability of crickets as a staple in...

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