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University Of Connecticut Gets In On New Food Trend: Crickets

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. The farm-to-table movement now includes some tiny sources of protein. Insects and crickets have caught on at the University of Connecticut. The Daily Campus reports a food truck sells two or three containers a day of whole, roasted crickets. Not exactly a rush, but at 99 cents, they make a, quote, "organic, earth-friendly snack, or better, taco topping." I myself have had them on guacamole. And I can report, not bad, crunchy. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.