“Let them eat cake!!!” was attributed to Marie Antoinette but is probably just a phrase used to denigrate Elitists who “think” they are superior to the rabble and unclean of the world.
Modern day “Elitists” such as the psychopaths who inhabit the United Nations headquarters in New York and all the agencies running amuck around the world have a new catch phrase that could be our modern equivalent of “Let Them Eat Cake” that kicked off the French Revolution!
Let Them Eat Insects”! Crazy is as Crazy does, so here’s a suggestion. Change the menu in the cafeteria at the United Nations headquarters to one of nothing but insects for one full year. Let these fat bloated architects of misery eat their own words and insects for one year…….. report back to the public at large how well that went and maybe WE, the miserable poor of the world, will embrace their “forward thinking missives”!
One small problem with this idea is that some of these U.N. employees that come up with this nonsense are lower on the evolution scale than insects and they just might start “eating their own”!
May 13, 2013
By FRANCES D’EMILIO
ROME (AP) — The U.N. has new weapons to fight hunger, boost nutrition and reduce pollution, and they might be crawling or flying near you right now: edible insects.
The Food and Agriculture Organization on Monday hailed the likes of grasshoppers, ants and other members of the insect world as an underutilized food for people, livestock and pets.
A 200-page report, released at a news conference at the U.N. agency’s Rome headquarters, says 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diets with insects, which are high in protein and minerals, and have environmental benefits.
Insects are “extremely efficient” in converting feed into edible meat, the agency said. On average, they can convert 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of feed into 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of insect mass. In comparison, cattle require 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds) of feed to produce a kilo of meat.
Most insects are likely to produce fewer environmentally harmful greenhouse gases, and also feed on human and food waste, compost and animal slurry, with the products being used for agricultural feed, the agency said.
Currently, most edible insects are gathered in forests and what insect farming does take place is often family-run and serves niche markets. But the U.N. says mechanization can ratchet up insect farming production. The fish bait industry, for example, has long farmed insects.
Insect farming is “one of the many ways to address food and feed security,” the food agency said.
“Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly,” the agency said, adding they leave a “low environmental footprint.” They provide high-quality protein and nutrients when compared with meat and fish and are “particularly important as a food supplement for undernourished children,” it said.
Insects can also be rich in copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium and zinc, and are a source of fiber.
The agency noted that its Edible Insect Program is also examining the potential of arachnids, such as spiders and scorpions, although they are not strictly speaking insects.