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Aspire Food Group is building an automated processing plant in London, Ont. to produce protein powder from crickets.

The facility is expected to produce ten thousand tonnes of cricket protein powder annually.

Mohammed Ashour, chief executive officer of Aspire Food Group, thinks cricket protein will soon be very popular.

Aspire Food Group also received 16.8 million in funding from Next Generation manufacturing company.

It will begin operating in 2022.

Cricket power is considered to be a good source of protein and minerals. This will be the second cricket protein producer in Canada.

 

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