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    The University Of Connecticut in Storrs is serving up tacos with a twist They have added roasted crickets to their list of ingredients (Published Monday, Oct. 5, 2015)

    A food truck at the University of Connecticut is now serving up roasted crickets.

    The Daily Campus reports that the school's dining services are advertising the insects as organic, not genetically modified and earth friendly.

    They also are high in protein, low in fat and a source of B vitamins, iron and zinc.

    The school says the farm that supplies the crickets uses carbon dioxide to kill them and then roasts them.

    The crickets are sold for 99 cents and come whole in a small plastic container. They are sold as a snack or as a taco topping.

    Dining services area assistant manager John Smith says they sell two or three containers of crickets per day at the truck.

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