Ontario farm breeds millions of insects for human consumption

Worms. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

Worms. REUTERS/Michael Kooren

Sarah Deeth, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:59 AM ET

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. — Next Millennium Farms has an interesting take on agriculture.

They don’t focus on vegetables, or fruits. They specialize in protein, but not in the traditional sense.

Brothers Darren, Jarrod and Ryan Goldin grow insects for humans to eat, mainly crickets and worms. At any given time they have about 10 million to 15 million insects breeding and feeding at their Campbellford, Ont. facility.

The venture initially started out as a reptile insect farm, raising bugs that are sold to pet stores, said Darren Goldin.


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