Forget the soylent green: that's too good for Earth's commoners.
Beetles, caterpillars and wasps could supplement the diets of billions of people globally and help feed livestock, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Monday, calling for more investment in edible insect farming.Long rant shortened: do you believe, for a moment, the Rich will be eating bugs?
“One of the many ways to address food and feed insecurity is through insect farming,” the report said, pointing out that insects were “nutritious, with high protein, fat and mineral contents”.
“Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly, and they have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental footprint,” it said.
The impetus to get us commoners to accept eating bugs is already out of the gate and working to gets insects on your plate:Only our disgust stands in the way of us Westerners accepting bugs as food, says the UN. Steps need to be taken to normalize bug-eating:
It suggested that the food industry could help in “raising the status of insects” by including them in new recipes and putting them on restaurant menus.McBugs?
I'm not lovin' it.
I say eat the rich before they have you eating bugs..