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Exo uses a revolutionary protein source, cricket flour, that is exceptionally nutritious and uniquely sustainable.
Exo uses a revolutionary protein source, cricket flour, that is exceptionally nutritious and uniquely sustainable.
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    1. Creator matthew stillman on July 31, 2013

      thanks for the info about cricket diet. Glad to hear about non GMO and that they aren't eating soy. I am guessing that research on cricket protein quality due to their diets isn't as robust as grass-fed beef vs. conventionally grown.

      Hope there are multiple flavors in the boxes and not just a defacto -chocolate.

    2. Creator Shiloh Green on July 31, 2013

      Even though I'm vegan and cannot even eat insects, this is definitely a project I support because of its outstanding innovation and, even more than that, stewardship to the Earth. It's about time for the western world to start participating in utilizing renewable resources (ie. consuming crickets that hardly need to be fed). Good going and good luck, guys!

    3. Creator Shapiro on July 31, 2013

      This is fantastic. Can't wait to eat a bar. Well done guys.

    4. Creator Exo on July 30, 2013

      The crickets we use are fed a grain-based diet using only non-GMO crops, with no chemicals or artificial preservatives. They also go without food for 36 hours before being processed. We're also exploring other diets such as agricultural byproducts like broccoli stalks and orange peels.

      We'll address the allergy questions in the FAQ, since that's good for everyone to see.

    5. Creator Kayleigh Bohemier on July 30, 2013

      Different question from the two below: If this is successful, will you sell cricket protein powder, too?

    6. Creator Joseph Petrakovich on July 30, 2013

      Same question as Matthew.

      Cricket nutrition must be affected in the same way as grain-fed beef vs. grass-fed, right?.

    7. Creator matthew stillman on July 29, 2013

      This is great. Just pledged. A few questions - what do your crickets eat?
      Second, this isn't an issue for me, but a friend of mine is very allergic to shellfish and had heard that insect protein is similar to shellfish protein for its allergenic qualities. Any idea on that?