The future of food can be found in insects

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Restauranteurs and entrepreneurs around the world are heeding the call for more sustainable food sources. Among them is the Aspire Food Group, which has recently doubled its production of crickets for human consumption at its Texas farm.

And they are not the only ones to recognise the value of insects as food. The edible bug business is booming, with a global market of $33 million in 2015, according to the research firm Global Market Insights, which expects it to grow 40 percent by 2023.

The Aspire Food Group was founded by five Desautels MBA students: Mohammed Ashour, MBA'14; Gabriel Mott, MBA’14; Jesse Pearlstein, MBA’14; Zev Thompson, MBA’14; and Shobhita Soor, MBA’15.

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