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Would you eat a protein bar made with cricket flour?

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If the thought of getting chickens into their coop at the end of the day sounds like a waste of time and getting stung by bees seems a bit too painful, we have a suggestion for an alternative pet that'll scratch your urban gardening itch.


They don't take up much room, you can raise them on table scraps, and when you dry roast them and grind them up, they make a viable protein powder.

That's actually what the creators of the EXO bar have done. They recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to sell their protein bar made of almonds, dates and you guessed it, crickets.

Co-founder Greg Sewitz joins the show to talk about why they chose crickets for their protein bars.