food

United Nations: Eat more ants and grasshoppers to avoid starvation

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Tags: eating insects, food supply, survival

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Monsanto's seed imperialism halted in Canada thanks to massive protests
Cannabis dissolves cancerous tumor in young infant, deemed a 'miracle baby' by physician
Top ten things you need to do NOW to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak

Delicious
(NaturalNews) World hunger would not really be that big of an issue if people would just eat more insects as part of their normal diet. This is the basic premise of a new report recently put out by the United Nations (U.N.) Food and Agriculture Organization (F.A.O.), which actually makes the claim that ants, grasshoppers and other bugs are somehow healthier and better for the environment than the traditional protein-dense foodstuffs we are all used to eating.

The ridiculous proposal gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "Let them eat cake!" Except for the fact that, to most people living in developed countries, being told to eat bugs by an unelected and highly-corrupt entity like the U.N. is far more offensive. Worse is the fact that the U.N. is pulling out all the usual propaganda to push its new bug-eating agenda, including the tired warnings about how eating meat contributes to "global warming."

"Insects are healthy, nutritious alternatives to mainstream staples such as chicken, pork, beef and even fish," claims the U.N. in its report. "They have high feed-conversion efficiency (an animal's capacity to convert feed mass into increased body mass) ... (and) they emit relatively few GHGs (greenhouse gases) and relatively little ammonia."

You can read the full U.N. report, entitled Edible insects: Future prospects for food and feed security, here:
http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3253e/i3253e00.htm

To be fair, the report presents some valid ideas about using insects to feed chickens, for instance, which aligns with what these creatures would normally eat if they were not forcibly confined to cages and fed soybean and corn meal for commercial production. But the leap to suggesting that humans should also eat more bugs is insulting, particularly to Westerners and others for whom eating such creatures have never been a cultural norm.

Diversified, grass-based, 'beyond organic' production methods are what will truly feed a growing planet

But when cattle are raised properly on pasture, and in harmony with the natural surroundings of a particular area, there can exist a truly sustainable balance capable of producing more than enough food for the needs of a local community without the need to eat bugs. The same is true for crops grown biodynamically using traditional methods that actually enrich soil and benefit the environment. These are the methods embraced by people like Joel Salatin, who successfully manages a biodynamic farm in Virginia that has been in his family for decades.

"If we quit feeding cows corn, and practiced mob stocking herbivorous solar conversion lignified carbon sequestration fertilization, 70 percent of the world's arable land could return to perennial prairie polycultures building soil and sequestering carbon," explained Salatin in a 2009 interview with TreeHugger.com. "If every suburban - or urban, for that matter - lot and mega-yard became an edible landscape, supermarkets would be gone."

These and many other nature-based concepts of growing and raising food are completely ignored by the U.N., which is more concerned with towing the status quo and convincing the world that there is no other route to food security and abundance than to convert to an insect-based diet. But we know better. A decentralized, localized system of food production that works in conjunction with nature rather than in defiance of it is the true future of food, and one that does not require completely scrapping the basic foods people have eaten for millennia.

"Can I feed the world? That's a wonderful question, one of my favorites," said Salatin to The Observer's Gaby Wood during an interview back in 2010 about the biodynamic, grass-based farming methods his family has utilized for generations. "Not only can we feed the world, this is the only system that really can feed the world."

Sources for this article include:

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/22233951/un-says-why-not-eat-more-insects

http://www.washingtonpost.com

http://www.polyfacefarms.com/speaking-protocol/joels-bio/

http://www.acresusa.com/toolbox/reprints/Sept10_Salatin.pdf

http://www.guardian.co.uk

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.