Crunchy.

Just a quickie.

It seems that we can turn all our waste food into insects and eat the insects. Until the ALF become the ILF, which they will.

But… if we are in so much danger of running out of food to feed an increasing population then… how can we have a situation where one third of our produced food is waste and has to be fed to insects to supply us plebs with food? Why not just eat the original food?

Big business and economics have the answer to that one.

For me it is sleep time. I have to readjust to Janitor Time.

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11 thoughts on “Crunchy.

  1. Corrected link as Leggie sleeps: http://www.foodnavigator.com/Market-Trends/Insect-economics-Insect-production-could-utilise-global-food-waste-to-produce-nutritionally-better-protein/

    Also, an added thought/argument: Most folks are a bit revolted by the thought that the juicy “chicken breast” they’re eating might have been synthetically produced from ground up mealworms, BUT… on the the other hand, they’d be just as revolted if they had to view films of how the animals were treated during the creation of a real chicken breast. It’s all a matter of psychology: teach your kids that the cute little grubs are crunchy ‘n sweet ‘n delicious — and they’ll love ’em!

    Heck, they’re better’n broccoli, ain’t they?

    ;>
    MJM

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  2. ‘Most folks are a bit revolted by the thought that the juicy “chicken breast” they’re eating might have been synthetically produced from ground up mealworms,’
    Birds eat worms, so that juice chicken breast might have been naturally produced from ground up mealworms. Humans are a bit odd sometimes. And as for broccoli:
    What’s the difference between broccoli and snot…
    Kids wont eat broccoli.

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  3. The ‘food shortage’ like almost everything bad is either planned or avoidable.

    Firstly, investors have bought land 8x the size of the UK to grow biofuels (or leave idle) which could feed ‘nearly 1 billion people’.

    http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2012/oct/04/land-deals-preventing-food-production

    Then we have the ‘set-aside scheme’, where the government pays farmers to grow nothing on a fifth of their land because:

    “The system of paying farmers to set aside land from production was introduced in the late 1980s to discourage over-production which had led to mountains of surplus farm produce, and caused prices of some commodities to crash.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/feb/16/set-aside-payments-farming

    Did they use the surplus to feed the starving poor? No; they make us suffer records by lousy recording ‘artists’ to raise a few million quid in a feeble attempt to feed a fraction of the starving millions for a year or two and sink a couple of wells with Bono present to show how the billionaire jet set is making a difference to the world.

    On top of all the national parks and other protected areas, we have the UNESCO land grabs around the world called ‘biospheres’, ostensibly to protect wildlife and encourage – here’s that word again – sustainability.

    Just one example from the Biosphere FAQs:

    “An increasing number of countries are now giving biosphere reserves a special legal status in order to reinforce their application. In the case of a perceived problem, e.g. plans to construct an oil refinery within the site, the biosphere reserve status should be used as a platform for dialogue to arrive at an optimal solution.”

    Because under Agenda 21, it would be ‘better’ that agricultural land was used for growing biofuels and these biospheres, like the one down my way which covers 1/15th the area of Scotland, is left pitifully under-industrialised. There are many wind farms in ‘our’ biosphere chopping many birds to bits daily and ruining the landscape, both visually and with new roads, etc., but it’s all being done for the environment and wildlife, silly.

    To misquote Marie Antoinette, “Let them eat cockroaches”.

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    • The thing that bugs me most about those ‘ra9ise money’ concerts is that the Geldof and the Bono could have put in all the money collected between them, and still have been rich.

      The sight of either of them demandng we hand over the pittance Government leaves us, while they have multiple homes and private jets, just guarantees a ‘no’ from me.

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      • I read Bono is a billionaire. From selling some of the worst records in history IMO and from various business deals possibly made via his ‘good causes’ contacts.

        If Bono cares so much about the poor, why does he have so much money, like you say? The cynic would say that these celebs do it because they’re addicted to fame. I couldn’t possibly comment….

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