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Cricket Flour Brownie mix funded

Congratulations to all of the guys at Cricket Flours who managed to successfully raise over $25k and get their Brownie mix funded.

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“Thank you so much to everyone that has pledged and backed this project to make it a reality, and thank you for sharing the link and telling your friends/family.  It truly means the world to our team!

We have started to get in a few questions from our backers asking about adding on the tshirt/hoodie orders and what sizes they want, so we just wanted to send out an update to let you know that we will be following up with an email asking for sizes and to confirm your shipping addresses as well at the end of the week once we finish our project in JUST 12 HOURS!  We can’t say thank you enough for making this happen.

As we enter the final stretch, we just wanted to let you know that this is your final chance to check out our new rewards and add to your pledge to get our Kickstarter exclusive apparel for the new tshirt and hoodie.  We have rewards you can directly back, or you can go in to manage your pledge to add an additional amount to get your original order with the new apparel!  We also just unlocked our 1st stretch goal for if we hit $30,000 so make sure to share our project one last time, and let people know which reward you chose so they can try it for themselves too!  The new flavor will be a Chocolate Cayenne Cricket Brownie Mix.  If we hit our stretch goal, then we will let you choose which flavor you would like before we ship, and you will be able to mix and match as well!”

Well done guys another its good to get another cricket product out there.

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This Hong Kong startup wants to make eating bugs the next big thing

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A meal of mealworms may seem unconventional, but one environmentally conscious, Hong Kong-based entrepreneur is hoping to change people’s minds when it comes to how they view food. Those people include Chinese consumers, who Katharina Unger, the founder of fashionable mealworm harvesting startup Livin Farms, believes are already on the right track. After all, they certainly have a long history of incorporating insects into foods and medicines, and the fact that the Chinese consumers she’s trying to convince are increasingly captivated by Western health, lifestyle, and design trends helps, too.

The Hive, the mealworm harvesting kit Unger created with Livin Farms, is sleek and simple. Vaguely reminiscent of small, stacked organizational drawers for an office desk, the compact kit enables its user to harvest protein-rich mealworms in their own kitchen, obtaining a sustainable and healthy food source in a small space. Each kit takes about eight to nine weeks to achieve the first harvest, but can produce 200-500 grams of mealworms each week. To complete the package, Livin Farms provides recipes with photos that look like they could have been in the crisp pages of an indie food magazine.

Read Jessica Rapp’s full interview in Jing Daily here

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Grow mealworms at home

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Throw away your vegetable waste caddy, there’s a new way to recycle the kitchen scraps into food in the kitchen..The Hive from Livinfarms.

It’s not cheap at around $600 but you could turn those kitchen scraps and some oats into mealworms (up to 500g every week). The Austrian firm started by Katharina Unger and Julia Kaisinger was funded through kickstarter and due to ship in 2016. Read more in the article in Good