Thanks to the EU Food Safety Authority, the next beer or pizza an American visitor to Europe eats or drinks could contain a lot of insect dust.
The official journal of the EU states that a business by the name of Cricket One applied for permission to sell defatted cricket powder as new food in 2019.
In order to use it in the production of a variety of foods, including “biscuits, multigrain bread and rolls, cereal bars, pre-mixes, crackers and breadsticks, non-stuffed and dry-stuffed pasta products… chocolate confectionary, beer-like drinks… and meat preparations,” the company sought approval.
Despite acknowledging that there was “limited public evidence on food allergy linked to insects in general, that also equivocally connected the consumption of house crickets to a numerous amount of anaphylaxis occurrences,” the EFSA determined in early 2022 that cricket powder was “safe under the suggested conditions of usage and use levels.”
Evidence “showing that the house cricket includes a variety of possibly allergenic proteins,” according to the EFSA, was also identified. This insect dust “may trigger allergic reactions in those who are allergic to crustaceans, dust mites, and molluscs.”
The NY Allergy and Sinus Centers stated that the protein inside shellfish is also found in crickets before the EFSA-approved bug dust, so “there’s a good risk you’ll be allergic to crickets if you have a shellfish allergy. The likelihood that you will acquire an allergy to crickets increases with your exposure to them.”
Cricket One will be able to sell its pest feed throughout Europe as of January 24, 2023.
According to Bloomberg, grasshoppers and yellow mealworms have also received approval.
The website for Cricket One claims, “Cricket protein is more complete, high-performing, and nutritionally efficient. It is a trustworthy, sustainable, and environmentally friendly protein alternatives.”
The corporation lists “responsible production and consumption” and “climate action” as two of its “sustainable goals.”
This campaign to get people to eat bug dust shows that climate alarmists are not only interested in preventing people from having kids or depriving Western nations of a reliable and moral energy source.
In 2018, an opinion piece in The Guardian asserted, “Since the production of food is already responsible for nearly a forth of all greenhouse gas emissions associated with humans, and is expected to increase, cutting back on our meat consumption is essential to preventing climate change. This entails eating five times as many beans and lentils and 90% less steak in western countries.”
A 2017 review article in the journal Agronomy on Sustainable Development recommended that humans experiment with eating weeds, microalgae, and bugs rather than meat.
In a February 2022 article, the World Economic Forum promoted bugs as “a fantastic alternative protein source” and a means of “substantially reducing our carbon footprint.” To the point of saying that insects are “part of a positive eco-cycle,” the WEF author said.
Jim Hagemann, chairman of Siemens AG, made a similar appeal in his recent speech at the WEF, encouraging people to give up meat consumption in order to combat the threat of anthropogenic climate change.
“I assure you, it makes a significant difference if a billion people quit eating beef. In addition to having a significant effect on the recent food system, it will also spur food system innovation,” A group of technocrats in Davos, Switzerland, heard Hagemann’s message.
The millionaire forecast that “In the future, proteins will not be derived from meat. They’ll most likely taste even better. They’ll have no carbon emissions and be considerably healthier than the food we eat at the moment. We have to start working on that mission.”