MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –
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
“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.
So, how many kilogrammes of apple cores do you need to grow a kilo of crickets? Also, do you leave their intestines or clean them out somehow? I am not jocking, I am curious because it is our future.