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Production of Edible Crickets Expands with New Rules in Place

Food security concerns and new guidelines for raising crickets are serving as a tailwind for the growth of the edible insect market.

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Edible cricket snacks and candies (Kyodo)

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raising the issue of stronger food security, a growing movement to expand the production of edible crickets has emerged.

Crickets have high nutritional value, and they have attracted considerable attention as an alternative protein source to meat.

Production guidelines were finalized in July aimed at full-scale promotion of their consumption.

Production of edible crickets is growing amidst food security concerns (photo provided by Gryllus Inc.)

Not only could crickets serve as a trump card for solving food shortages, expectations are also high for their use in space food as an easy way to obtain nutrition. Momentum continues to build in the edible insect market.

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Author: Toshinari Nishimura

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