United Nations Wants Us to Eat Bugs
What will life be like when the kooks infesting the United Nations achieve their objective of totalitarian control on behalf of the oppressed and the planet? For one thing, our diet will change:
Edible insects are being promoted as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock. According to the U.N., they come with appetizing side benefits: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and livestock pollution, creating jobs in developing countries and feeding the millions of hungry people in the world.
According to the UN masterminds, bugs have less fat per gram than ground beef, and are chock full of healthy minerals, although they admit that flies and termites are less popular than tastier beetles and wasps.
Insects on average can convert 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of feed into 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of edible meat. In comparison, cattle require 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds) of feed to produce a kilogram of meat. Most insects raised for food are likely to produce fewer environmentally harmful greenhouse gases than livestock, the U.N. agency says.
You may not like the idea of bugs sinking their evil mandibles into your tongue as they wriggle in your mouth, or of their yellow pus-like innards exploding down your throat when you bite down, but your personal preferences are of little concern when the best interests of the planet are involved.
Bugs figure into other ingenious schemes:
A 3 million euro ($4 million) European Union-funded research project is studying the common housefly to see if a lot of flies can help recycle animal waste by essentially eating it while helping to produce feed for animals such as chickens. Right now farmers can only use so much manure as fertilizer and many often pay handsome sums for someone to cart away animal waste and burn it.
A South African fly factory that rears the insects en masse to transform blood, guts, manure and discarded food into animal feed has won a $100,000 U.N.-backed innovation prize.
That is, the pointy-headed moonbats aspiring to world domination through transnational bureaucracies like the EU and UN want to unleash massive swarms of flies, like a Biblical plague.
When the flies are done eating the manure, we can eat the flies. This sort of efficiency should soon allow us to dispense with the last remnants of exploitative economic freedom.
On a tip from Muddypaw. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.