Pizza with insects – level 3

25-03-2024 07:00

Carlo Del Buono and Jose Cianni have turned farming crickets into a successful business venture in Italy.

Nutrinsect, their startup, produces cricket flour, which is high in protein and environmentally friendly. Initially importing crickets, Cianni’s farm now sustains itself, producing two tons of cricket flour monthly. Despite initial skepticism, Nutrinsect’s products quickly sold out after Italy approved their use in food. Del Buono, a pizza maker, experiments with cricket pizza, adding a small portion of cricket powder to the dough.

Although some are hesitant about trying cricket-based products, Del Buono remains optimistic and plans to introduce cricket pizza to his menu soon.

Difficult words: business venture (a business or project that involves risk, usually for profit), sustain (to cause to continue without interruption), skepticism (a doubtful attitude or disbelief).

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What motivated Carlo Del Buono to incorporate cricket flour into his pizza-making business?


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