Cricket cookies and urban insect farming

As crickets chirped in the background, Jakub Dzamba presented his vision of the future at the Future Food Salon hosted by Alimentary Initiatives.

Dzamba, an architecture Ph.D. student at McGill University, has designed a system of raising crickets called Third Millennium Farming. He envisions a future where waste streams can be used in cities to raise insects like crickets as a sustainable food source. Dzamba is hardly alone in his enthusiasm for eating bugs. In 2012, the European Union invested 3 million euros in researching insects as a form of protein and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. recently published a report on edible insects.

 

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