WFA member, Julie P., recently shared an intriguing BBC article with the group called “‘Cricket compost box’ tackles food problem.”.
I’ve certainly come across the idea of eating crickets before (and am secretly interested in trying them some time – just don’t tell my wife! lol), but this is actually the first time I’ve seen mention of using crickets to process waste materials.
Before I get too worried (lol) about them eclipsing Red Worms and Black Soldier Flies in terms of popularity (and talent), I’d like to get some approximate figures on how much they can actually process. My hunch is they won’t compare. But still, this is pretty darn cool!
Here is a blurb:
A Canadian university student seems to have come up with a novel way to grow his own food and compost his rubbish at the same time – using crickets.
Jakub Dzamba’s invention allows you to raise and eat your own batch of crickets every two months, CBC news reports. He keeps his crickets in a clear plastic box in his kitchen, feeding them scraps of rubbish that might otherwise go onto a compost heap. The crickets are harvested by putting them in the freezer, where Dzamba says they are “euthanised” and can be cooked like any other frozen food.
And…if anyone is trying EITHER of these practices as home, please let us know in the comments section below!