Canadian food producers are trying to convince more people around the world of cricket meat as a viable food product.
Canada’s largest grocery chain, Loblaw is selling cricket products under its own private label. Smithsonian suggests that the practice shouldn’t feel strange since many people already eat bugs without even knowing it. Bugs get into other foods like fruit, grains, and vegetables and are unknowingly consumed, according to the magazine.
Canadian food producers are using cricket meat to make energy bars, baking flour, or even using seasoned whole crickets as a snack food. Some are hiding their product’s association with crickets so as to gain wider acceptance. Others are trumpeting crickets as a new meat alternative.