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1What type of crickets are used?
Banded Crickets – gryllodes sigillatus House Crickets – acheta domesticus
2Where do the crickets come from?
Jiminy’s crickets are grown in cricket barns in the U.S. and Canada. The facilities produce crickets for human consumption under controlled, standardized conditions.
3What do crickets eat?
The cricket’s diet is consistent across all of our suppliers. (this is important because we need our product to have a consistent Guaranteed Analysis) They eat a human food-grade feed that includes ingredients like alfalfa, soy meal, corn, vitamin mix, mineral mix, etc. (it is very similar to a grain based chicken feed)
4Are the crickets raised humanely?
Yes!!! Crickets are naturally a swarming species, and like being in a dark, warm place. They’re raised in cricket condos which allow the crickets to live in a way as close as possible to how they would live in the natural world. They are free to hop from feed station to feed station, and can burrow deep into the condos if they so choose.
5How are the crickets harvested?
Harvesting time comes near the end of their natural life cycle – which is approximately 6 weeks. Temperature is lowered and they go into a hibernation-like state before their life ends.
6Can crickets feel pain?
The typical position of entomologists is that insects feeling pain is pretty unlikely. But there is some debate about this.
Animal Agriculture, The U.N Studies, ETC.
1What's wrong with traditional animal protein?
Traditional Animal Agriculture (for example: beef, pork, chicken) is brutal and the biggest contributor to Climate Change. It’s a bigger contributor to climate change than transportation and energy combined. 65% of nitrous oxide comes from animal agriculture – nitrous oxide has a global warming potential that is 296x greater than CO2 emissions. Land Based Animal Agriculture is responsible for: 30% of global water consumption 45% of global land consumption 91% of Amazon Destruction Leading cause of Ocean “Dead Zones” – nitrogen flooded areas Leading cause of Habitat destruction Leading cause of species extinction
2What UN Studies?
There are two key UN studies that we reference. The first reports that the world’s population will exceed 9 billion by 2050 and to feed this population food production needs to increase by 70 percent. A more recent UN study reports that eating insects can reduce world hunger. Scientists report that insects provide more protein than beef & other meats AND use less of our precious resources to produce. https://www.un.org/development/desa/en/news/population/world-population-prospects-2017.html http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/wsfs/docs/expert_paper/How_to_Feed_the_World_in_2050.pdf http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3253e/i3253e00.htm
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