|Raising cows for meat may not be sustainable for much|
longer and also presents ethical problems for some
people; public domain photo by David Bollard
Six Foods is run by three young Harvard grads. The company says that compared to farming cows, farming crickets for food produces far fewer greenhouse gases, requires much less water and requires much less feed to produce each pound of meat.
Six Foods recently held a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their chip production and exceeded their goals. If all goes according to plan, the chips will be released in three favours - sea salt, hickory barbecue and aged cheddar.
The company also plans to market other foods containing cricket flour, including chocolate chirp cookies. I love foods that contain chocolate, but I imagine that I'll need some time to get used to eating cookies containing crickets. Other people in North America and Europe may have the same problem, but I think that eating insects is an activity that omnivores need to embrace. In the very near future we will likely realize that continuing to raise traditional farm animals for meat is no longer a sustainable activity.