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NZ is chirping behind the alternative protein wagon

Rebecca Howard
Mon, 10 May 2021

NZ is chirping behind the alternative protein wagon
Powder made from crickets for use in food. (Photo: 123RF)
Rebecca Howard
Mon, 10 May 2021
Fancy some crickets with that, or perhaps some algae?Consumer demand for plant-based foods is skyrocketing and a raft of New Zealand initiatives are underway to tap into a range of food sources from algae to bugs like crickets and locusts.Rebel Bakehouse produces wraps that contain powder made from ground-up crickets grown at its cricket farm in Masterton while Tahi Spirulina farms microalgae at Aotearoa’s first spirulina farm.“Demand for alternative protein and plant-based food products is booming worldwide due to an increasing per...

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