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Swap Your Burger for Bugs? (Originally aired Apr. 12, 2017)

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 17, 2017
  • 15:59

Guest: Mohammed Ashour, CEO and co-founder of Aspire Food Group There’s a new item on the US market that could change the way you snack. It’s salty and crunchy like potato chips, but with almost three times the amount of protein per gram that you would find in a T-bone steak. This power snack is an incredible source of calcium, fiber, and iron. It also happens to have six legs, two compound eyes, and a pair of wings. We're talking about crickets. More than two billion people around the world eat insects, including crickets, as part of their daily diet. However, despite the health benefits, most Americans just can’t get past the idea of a six-legged insect sliding down their throat. Aspire Food Group, a Texas-based food company, has taken on the challenge. Aspire’s two-part company goal is a simple, but lofty one: solve world Hunger and make insect-eating normal. To get your own crickets click here.