By Brian Massie, Citizen Journalist
The latest crazy notion by the communists and their useful idiots is to put “edible insects” on our shopping lists. All in an effort to “reduce climate change”, and stop methane emissions from cows. We wonder if cows will ever be put on the endangered species list. Can you imagine hot dog vendors switching over to “Beetles, Crickets, & Flies” with your $20 bottle of beer?
This article from American Faith should dull your appetite. And to think Aldi’s market is supporting this nonsense! Aldi is going into competition with the local bait shop!
When my wife tells me to pick up a bag of crickets, or check the price of mealworms at the grocery store, then I will know that we have “hit bottom”.
Supermarket Looking to Sell Insects as ‘Sustainable’ Food
By Sarah Wagner October 24, 2022
- Due to the rising cost of living, the supermarket chain Aldi is reviewing whether it would be viable to sell edible insect products from the company Yum Bug across UK stores.
- Yum Bug founders Aaron Thomas and Leo Taylor were selected to compete on the UK show, Aldi’s Next Big Thing, where the edible insect arrangements will be handed to Julie Ashfield, the Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, for further consideration.
- The televised competition, however, is not designed to combat the increased cost-of-living, but to encourage Aldi’s partnership with local producers.
- Co-founder Aaron Thomas stated, “We’re on a mission to change perceptions of insects as food; they’re one of the most sustainable protein sources in the world.”
- “Crickets are up to 70 percent protein,” he continued, “which is three times the amount of protein found in beef.”
INSECTS AS FOOD SOURCE:
- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) “foresees” that by 2050, resources such as land, water, and more environmental necessities will be scarce, creating the option for insect-based foods.
- A report by Meticulous Research found that edible insect products are “expected to reach $9.6 billion by 2030,” a growth rate of 28.3%.
- The study viewed Covid-related food processing and distribution changes as a large factor affecting the availability of protein, increasing “the demand for alternative protein sources, including edible insects.”
- American Faith reported that over a hundred food processing plants have been destroyed, contributing to the fear of food shortages.
- In the Netherlands, mealworms have been given to schoolchildren as a “sustainable meat substitute.”
- The World Economic Forum (WEF) has been promoting the consumption of insects as part of its strategy to “reduce climate change.”
Available now in Lake County…they say it has a real “bite” to it…