At Hot Air, David Strom notes that “the transnational elite want you to eat bugs.” Meanwhile, European governments are enforcing policies, such as ethanol mandates and restrictions on nitrogen fertilizers, that make it more expensive to raise cattle, and make beef and other alternatives to bugs more expensive by increasing the cost of animal feed. Progressive media now contain articles discussing how you can eat insects. “The edible insect industry is ramping up — one report predicts the market will reach $9.6 billion by 2030,” reports the Washington Post .
As Strom notes, the leftist elites
are determined to radically restrict agricultural production of all types, and animal husbandry in particular. You are probably aware of the farmer protests going on in Europe. They are driven by the fact that European governments are shutting down agriculture in order to meet climate change goals.
They aren’t even just targeting farm animal production; they are actually limiting the use of fertilizer. They claim it is to reduce pollution. Ironically, the same governments reducing food production in the name of climate change are still going full speed ahead with using ethanol for fuel in the name of climate change. Reduce food production, but still convert food into fuel. Smart.
Substituting bugs for other forms of protein is supposed to be climate friendly, and hence desirable….The campaign to get people to eat bugs has been going on for a long time, but lately it has gone into overdrive. Bug promoters see inflation worries as a real opportunity to encourage people to switch from meat to insects, and they have seized the opportunity. Funny how that works–never let a crisis go to waste and all that.
The push for inserting insects into our diets comes from the highest levels of our government and culture. There is no demand for edible insects just dying to be filled. Animal husbandry is being squeezed, and globalist financiers are investing in bug production. Celebrities and marketing gurus are being recruited to push the product. And the result will be a scarcity of animal protein and a surplus of insects going cheap. Voila! Insects on the menu.
The European-based grocery chain Aldi is considering selling edible insects to help families through the cost-of-living crisis, reports the Daily Mail.
The University of East Anglia announced,
Students – grab your free @_yumbug kit in our Student Information Zone (SIZ) on The Street.
Touted as a food of the future, you may have spotted them on @Channel4 recently 🐛
Scientists are developing meat alternatives such as maggot sausages, the New York Post reports:
Food scientists at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia are incorporating insects such as maggots and locusts into a range of specialty foods, including sausage, as well as formulating sustainable insect-based feeds for the livestock themselves.
Hoffman says conventional livestock production will soon be unable to meet global demand for meat, so other fillers and alternatives will be needed to supplement the food supply with sufficient protein sources.
“An overpopulated world is going to struggle to find enough protein unless people are willing to open their minds, and stomachs, to a much broader notion of food,” says meat science professor Dr. Louwrens Hoffman. “Would you eat a commercial sausage made from maggots?” “One of my students has created a very tasty insect ice cream.”