A cool new structure on New York docks looks like an art installation but is actually an environmentally-friendly urban cricket farm.

  • The crickets are meant to be eaten
  • The cricket farm will provide a great source of protein without the environmental impact of a beef or chicken farm
  • The crickets are being fed orange peels, apple cores, and lime rinds in an effort to see how that changes their taste
  • Harvesting insects for food requires 300 times less water than raising cattle, pigs, and chickens
  • For more info on Terreform One, check out their website, and for more info on the cricket farm, click here


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