The EU has officially approved the sale of worms as food for human consumption.
The announcement, made on Wednesday by the EU’s food safety agency, specifically states that the dried mealworms, beetle larvae, are safe for humans, despite the report also notes that ” allergic reactions are likely to occur “.
The report also states that as long as the mealworms could not eat anything for 24 hours before being killed, they should be safe for people.
The report adds that insects must be boiled “to remove potential pathogens and reduce or kill bacteria.”
The ruling will mean that the worms can be ground and used in foods, such as pasta and cookies, as sources of protein, provided national member countries agree to the authorization.
Ermolaos Ververis, Scientific Officer of EFSA’s Nutrition Unit, said: “This first EFSA risk assessment of an insect as a novel food may pave the way for the first EU-wide approval . “
In the coming months, the agency hopes to approve all kinds of other insects for sale as meals, including the small mealworm, house cricket, banded cricket, black soldier fly, bee drone and a type of locust.
The EU has pushed for ‘insect protein’ to replace animal products, saying it will save the planet.
Last year, the European Commission announced the Farm-to-Fork (F2F) Strategy, touting it as a “fair, healthy and environmentally friendly” program that will focus on “increasing availability. and the source of alternative proteins such as plant, microbial, marine, and insect proteins and meat substitutes. “
The project noted that the program “will not happen without a change in people’s diets”.
“Switching to a more plant-based diet with less red and processed meat and with more fruits and vegetables will not only reduce the risk of life-threatening diseases, but also the environmental impact of the food system,” says the strategy.
EU-centric news site EURACTIV, noted that the policy calls for eating insects and spoke with Constantin Muraru of the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF), an organization in EU non-profit which represents the interests of the insect production sector. .
Muraru praised the idea that humans and animals eat more insects, saying there is “huge potential.”
“Currently, the EU is heavily dependent on the import of animal feed, but the disruptions of recent months with the coronavirus epidemic have made it increasingly evident that we must seek to make our agriculture more self-sufficient”, did he declare.
“Insects can be produced locally and are a highly nutritious, protein-rich foodstuff that can be produced in large quantities in a small area,” he added.
The EU continues to promote the idea of eating insects, with its Food Safety Authority approving the sale of insects as a ‘novel food’ earlier this year, meaning they will likely be mass produced for consumption. across the continent by the end of the year.
“These have a good chance of getting the green light in the coming weeks,” secretary general of the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed, Christophe Derrien, told the Guardian.
The craze for eating insects stems from UN guidelines that “promote insects as a sustainable protein-rich food.”
As we have already pointed out, eating insects has been heavily promoted by cultural institutions and the media in recent years because people are prepared to accept dramatically lower standards of living as part of disastrous global “Green New” programs. Deal ”.
This will be exacerbated by the expected economic recession, if not depression, brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.
That’s why globalist publications like The Economist have promoted the idea of eating bugs despite the fact that the kind of elitists who would read it would never even consider snacking on crickets or mealworms for a second.
Unsurprisingly, restaurants aren’t seeing a great adoption of worm burgers, otherwise known as “ bug macs, ” or cricket-based cuisine.
What about a weed side salad? And why not wash down your worm food with a tall glass of refreshing sewage?
Last month, the World Economic Forum published two articles on its website that explore how people might be conditioned to get used to the idea of eating weeds, bugs and drinking sewage. in order to reduce CO2 emissions.
A separate article also published on the WEF website examines how people can be conditioned to enjoy consuming “food” that at first glance seems disgusting.
The “ big reset ” is to adopt a drastic reduction in the plebs ‘standard of living, which will force them to put bugs, weeds and sewage on the menu as Davos’ elites continue to feast on the best cuisine in their ivory towers.
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