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Yummm, crickets.

Sustainable protein. Yes, we mean crickets.

Tastes like chicken or anything you flavor it with.

Consumers have long been looking for sustainable options to replace beef and poultry — and they've found it in the form of cricket powder.

It takes much less land, water and food to raise crickets than it does cows, offering an environmentally friendly alternative protein source to the typical American livestock.

While crickets haven't quite taken off with mainstream consumers, there are plenty of instances of cricket powder appearing in protein bars, pancakes, breads and even dog treats.