Thai entrepreneur pushing insects as the snack of the future

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Thai entrepreneur pushing insects as the snack of the future

Employees sort out crickets for size at Smile cricket farm Oct. 3 in Ratchaburi province, southwest of Bangkok, Thailand. Insects have long been part of the diet of poor rural Thais, but entrepreneur Thatnat Chanthatham – inspired by studies showing bugs are high in protein and raising them does minimal damage to the environment – hopes to broaden the market for baked bugs by packaging them like potato chips and selling them in convenience store and supermarkets.

Thai entrepreneur pushing insects as the snack of the future

Employees sort out crickets for size at Smile cricket farm Oct. 3 in Ratchaburi province, southwest of Bangkok, Thailand. Insects have long been part of the diet of poor rural Thais, but entrepreneur Thatnat Chanthatham – inspired by studies showing bugs are high in protein and raising them does minimal damage to the environment – hopes to broaden the market for baked bugs by packaging them like potato chips and selling them in convenience store and supermarkets.
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