Last month Newsweek ran a very interesting article that highlights a facet of the environmentalist diet: bugs. I know this is hardly the subject to bring up on Thanksgiving after having all of the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, etc. However, I had to point this out that entomophagy including veganism seems to be the direction the mean greenies want to steer us toward in terms of our eating habits.
Let’s consider some of the talking points used by environmentalists making their case to eat bugs rather than meat, poultry, pork, etc.:
Insects are a common source of food throughout the world, including much of Latin America, Africa and Asia. One could say that those of us in the Western world, where bug binging isn’t common, are the odd ones out, said Robert Allen, founder of the nonprofit Little Herds, which encourages insect ingestion.
Consider the common house cricket, Acheta domesticus. Their bodies contain every essential amino acid, several times more calcium than beef or pork and nine times more iron than chicken, Allen said. Crickets can be fed on waste products like brewer’s yeast (a byproduct of beer making), and cricket farming produces 2,800 times less greenhouse gas emissions than cattle raising, he added. Insects also require very little land to raise and do well in small cages.
Unlike larger animals like chickens or cows, crickets “love to be crowded together in the dark,” said Harmon Johar, chief innovation officer of food company Aspire. “You can stack boxes of these things on top of each other—these crickets don’t mind,” added Johar, who first started raising crickets in his dorm-room closet when he was a student at the University of Georgia.
The article state that at one point craw fish and lobster were considered awkward almost twenty years ago. I would beg to differ on the comparison and even if crawfish and lobster were considered uncultivated, consuming the sea creatures would have eventually been accepted since Americans love seafood. It’s like comparing apples and oranges. Not only do environmentalists attack human food supply by seeking to ban or severely restrict GMO foods, shut out ranchers from federal lands so they can take their cattle out grazing, and seek to shut down slaughter houses so the environmentalists prod us to eventually and only eat vegetables and bugs.
However, eco-fascists will convince and eventually even force the rest of us to eat bugs. On the other hand, they can consume all of the meat, poultry and pork they want since they push this ridiculous nonsense so they can sucker the average person into doing so. A prime example of the eco-wacko line of thought is Al Gore who made a host of doomsday claims like rising sea levels while urging us to curb our lifestyles in order to save the planet. Those predictions did not stop Gore in 2010 from buying a $9 million beachfront property in Montecito, California.