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Mighty Cricket is now accepting pre-orders for cricket oatmeal boxes
By: Mighty Cricket
As a sustainable protein source, early adopters consider crickets the protein of the future. At the Techonomy 17 conference, former Cisco CEO John Chambers predicted, "The primary source of protein you will be having within your life, definitely within 20 years and maybe within 15, will be insects."
Interest in edible insects has been building as more shoppers prioritize sustainable and ethical foods. According to Statista, "The global market of ethically labeled packaged foods is projected to grow from 793.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2015 to 872.7 billion U.S. dollars by 2020."
Mighty Cricket co-founder and CEO Sarah Schlafly remarked, "We've been surprised at the level of interest Mighty Cricket has received in St. Louis. When people hear about the amazing health and environmental benefits of the cricket, they are eager to try our products. It's exciting to be leading the edible insects movement in the U.S."
The company is working on a partnership with a local cricket farm and seeking opportunities to leverage agricultural science resources in the St. Louis area.
Founded in 2017, Mighty Cricket is building more sustainable food sources through their line of protein-packed cricket cereals. For more information, visit CricketCereal.com.
CEO of Mighty Cricket