Footage of a cricket farm in Canada breeding the critters for human consumption highlighted the push to replace beef with insects, as espoused by the globalist World Economic Forum (WEF).
A seven-minute video posted on Aug. 12 by Business Insider elaborated on the operations of Entomo Farms in Ontario, Canada. The facility harvests roughly 50 million crickets per week for use as human food. After harvesting, the crickets are either ground down into a powder that can be used like flour, or left as is for people to “snack on them whole like chips.”
The video’s narrator bragged that “crickets actually contain more protein than beef – without any of the environmental damage.” Masked Entomo Farms executives attested to this, telling Business Insider that using crickets as food addresses environmental issues purportedly stemming from meat consumption.
Entomo Farms Vice President of Operations Darren Goldin said his company is about “re-imagining how [it] can feed a population of nine or 10 billion people on an overcrowded planet.”
Former Entomo Farms CEO and adviser Lauren Keegan, meanwhile, said: “A lot of manufacturers and entrepreneurs were looking for safer, more sustainable protein sources to add to their product. For us, it’s been quite a boon to our business as a result.”
Nevertheless, executives at the Ontario-based insect farm said they hope to triple their output of crickets for human consumption within the year.
Snacks with crickets mixed in have already hit the shelves of supermarkets in Canada. The company itself had begun selling snacks with the insect flour, under the “Actually Foods” banner. Its corn-based Cheddar Jalapeno Puffs also listed “organic cricket” flour as an ingredient, serving as both an extender and protein fortifier. (Related: What’s that smell? Big Food corporations are quietly adding crickets and other insects into meal bars, cookies and snacks.)
WEF promoting bugs as food since 2018
The WEF and its Executive Director Klaus Schwab has been promoting bugs as an alternative to actual meat since 2018.
In a July 2018 article, WEF senior writer for formative content Sean Fleming defended the superiority of consuming insects. He argued that insect farming requires only a fraction of resources as compared to traditional livestock farming.
“For each kilo it weighs, a cow needs 10 kilograms (kg) of feed. Bugs, on the other hand, need just 1.7 kg. To produce a single gram of insect protein, you’d need 23 liters of water. That might sound a lot, but to get that same gram of protein from cattle, you’d need 112 liters of water.”
Fleming also mentioned that insects “emit less harmful” gas than traditional animals farmed for meat.
“A cow, for example, produces 2.8 kg of greenhouse gas per kilo of live body weight. Insects, on the other hand, produce just two grams.”
Another WEF article published three years later also justified insect farming. The piece by Antoine Hubert, CEO and chairman of French insect protein manufacturer Ynsect, sought to convince people that eating insects are better than eating meat.
“Insects are a credible and efficient alternative protein source requiring fewer resources than conventional breeding,” he wrote.
“Studies suggest that for the same amount of protein produced, insects – mealworms in particular – require much less land than other sources of animal proteins. A [separate] study on crickets suggests they are twice as efficient in converting feed to meat as chicken, at least four times more efficient than pigs and 12 times more efficient than cattle.”
It appears, however, that the globalists are accelerating this trend by deliberately creating food shortages. From burning down food production facilities, destroying otherwise edible crops, to acquiring farmland that could otherwise be used for food production – the WEF and its cohorts are working double-time to ensure that insect consumption will be the norm instead of the exception.