Crickets with a Side of Fries? There has been a lot of buzz lately about insects, particularly crickets, becoming a protein packed snack for Americans. Not only that, but an eco-friendly way to feed the nearly 9 billion people that will live on earth in 2050. According to Time.com, “Because insects emit far fewer greenhouse gases than livestock and consume way less water, they have a comparatively tiny ecological footprint, and they’re thought to thrive on basically anything, even organic waste.” However, studies show that crickets do not have nearly as much protein as foods such as chicken and beef, so don’t expect them to become a meal replacement anytime soon. Good news for those of us who aren’t craving crickets!