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Tastes like cricket? Bug-based soy sauce heads to dinner tables

Tokyo startup sees protein-packed critters as promising alternative to beans

These crickets are fermented to make soy sauce.

TOKYO -- A Japanese startup specializing in edible insects has developed soy sauce with farmed crickets as its main ingredient, aiming to begin shipments this coming July.

Tokyo-based Join Earth is taking preorders via a crowdfunding website. A set of two 100-milliliter containers -- a dark and light soy sauce -- costs 5,000 yen ($45.70).

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