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Thai village looks to get economy jumping with cricket farming

Raising insects for food offers greener alternative to traditional livestock

BANGKOK -- A unique project to breed crickets for human consumption is underway in a small village in northeastern Thailand, part of an effort to boost income in the country's poorest region.

Interest in insects as a sustainable source of protein is growing as the world continues to struggle with population growth and rising meat consumption. The village in Buriram Province, for its part, hopes to turn crickets into cash.

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