Eat Worms to Save the Planet? (I Would Rather let the Planet Melt) By James Reed
The climate elites want us deplorables to mainly eat worms and insects to reduce our carbon footprint. These are the people who travel to climate talkfests by jets, eating all matter of fine foods in their trips and at the conferences, smoked salmon, caviar, tasty meats …
“The thought of rising sea levels and more intense heatwaves are enough to keep you up at night. But while we all know the situation is getting more serious, most of us are preoccupied with work, doctor’s appointments and paying bills – and these immediate, visceral worries win every time. There isn’t much time left to figure out how to bring global warming closer to the forefront of people’s minds and persuade us to reduce our carbon footprints. In fact, we have just 12 years left to keep global warming to 1.5C, according to last week’s landmark UN report. Anything beyond this will massively worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. Reducing our meat intake is crucial to avoiding climate breakdown, since food production accounts for about a quarter of all human-related greenhouse gas emissions, and is predicted to rise. In western countries, this means eating 90% less beef and five times as many beans and pulses.
Edible insects have been hailed as a solution to both global food shortages and reducing emissions from animal agriculture, but despite the industry’s best efforts, our response when faced with a cockroach is disgust. Even in London edible insects are seen as nothing more than a gimmick, and there are only a handful of restaurants serving them up. But new research from Switzerland and Germany may have found out how to persuade people to eat insects – and it could have a huge impact on lowering human-led carbon emissions. Up until now, retailers and restaurants have marketed edible insects as a more sustainable option and a healthy source of protein. But the researchers explain the problem with getting people to switch to environmentally friendly behaviour is that it often requires foregoing immediate pleasure for distant benefits, and edible insects have been wrongly framed in this way.
Before the 180 participants in the study were offered a chocolate truffle filled with mealworms, half of the group were given a flyer saying that eating insects was good for them and the environment, while the other half were told the insects were either delicious or trendy to eat. About 62% of those given health or environmental incentives chose to eat the truffle, compared with 76% who ate the truffle after being told it would taste good or make them trendy. And the latter group rated the truffle as tastier. The researchers concluded that we need to switch the message about saving the planet from altruism to pleasure. They back up their argument with previous studies showing that attitudes based on emotions are more malleable than those grounded in rational claims.”
I don’t have much money, but I have moved to the carnivore diet of Jordan Peterson, eating only the saltiest, fattest meats I can find, even tinned dog food, incidentally, Uncle Len’s main form of meat now, as we’re dirt poor dispossessed Anglo Saxons. As a kid as the old man spent most of our money on grog, mum bought sausage meat from the local butcher, who was also a drunk, 10 pennies for 2 pounds, which was so fatty and so vile that you could squeeze the grease out of it. Even the dog didn’t eat it, and flies would think twice before landing on your plate. Yet, that food from my PTSD past would be preferable to the insect maggot diet that the elites have in store for us.
In fact, eating insects will threaten biodiversity so we can easily see where this one is going; they are going to starve us to death. Stock up on dried goods such as lentils and beans, and don’t worry about runway flatulence. It really will help the planet. Anyway, all of those debates about “fat is a feminist issue” and the like will go out the window: