Ick Factor picture David George Gordon

From the article “Eating bugs can help the environment. So how do we get past the ick factor?” by Tamar Haspell for Oakland Press. Click here to read the full story.

Some insects are tasty, some aren’t. No doubt if you think something’s gross, it’s hard to enjoy. Thorn acknowledges that, though he’s eaten a lot of insects, he always has to force himself. One successful segment of edible insects is cricket flour. There are a few cricket farm start-ups in the United States, and companies using cricket flour in processed foods. San Francisco-based Chirps Chips, co-founded by Laura D’Asaro and Rose Wang, set out to normalize insect eating.

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