[4 August/ Food Navigator]

Aspire Food Group have created the world’s first automated cricket farm in Austin, Texas. Aspire Group Co-Founder Mohammed Ashour said the company mapped out the entire journey of a cricket from hatch to batch and looked at every opportunity to collect data and apply automation. Mr Ashour said the group is likely six-months to a year away from economies of scale, and thus price decreases- and Ashour said this partially depends on normalising cricket consumption.