These environmentalist freaks have come up with yet another ridiculous theory to save the planet.
Now climate change advocates are encouraging everyone to start eating insects as a way to prevent global warming.
From The Blaze
The study, titled “Could Consumption of Insects, Cultured Meat or Imitation Meat Reduce Global Agricultural Land Use?,” was published on April 22 in the journal Global Food Security.
The researchers, all of whom come from Europe or Australia, wrote in their abstract, “Animal products, i.e. meat, milk and eggs, provide an important component in global diets, but livestock dominate agricultural land use by area and are a major source of greenhouse gases.
Cultural and personal associations with animal product consumption create barriers to moderating consumption, and hence reduced environmental impacts.”
The researchers wrote one of their goals was to determine a way to reduce animals’ land use and greenhouse-gas emissions by examining nutritious alternatives to eating animals, such as cows.
“The efficiency of insects and their ability to convert agricultural by-products and food waste into food, suggests further research into insect production is warranted.
Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general of the United Nations, asserted in a recent interview that due to increased fears of global warming, the world’s population should consider consuming bugs as an alternate source of protein.
“A growing population and a rapidly growing middle class are increasing pressure on the traditional protein sources, beef and poultry meat, making it more difficult to meet demand,” Annan told The Guardian in an interview published Sunday. “We cannot continue the way we are producing and consuming meat. Obviously, this should not go as far as governments telling people what to eat.”
The former secretary-general gave the interview in part to discuss the World Climate Summit, which will be held in Paris later this year.
“Keeping meat consumption to levels recommended by health authorities would lower emissions and reduce heart disease, cancer, and other diseases,” Annan added.
And of course there are alternative sources of protein. For example, raising insects as an animal protein source. Insects have a very good conversion rate from feed to meat.
They make up part of the diet of two billion people and are commonly eaten in many parts of the world. Eating insects is good for the environment and balanced diets.
This chart by Precision Nutrition shows, interestingly enough, how nutritious insects can be: