Cricket-containing snacks just some of a slew of new products showcasing insects as their protein source, with many quietly relegating special insect blends to small font or ingredients label.
Major companies are quietly adding insects to their food products, implementing a goal established by the World Economic Forum that seeks to have humans eat bugs as one of its purported keys to a sustainable planet.
On Sunday, carnivore diet guru Dr. Shawn Baker tweeted a photo of a bag of cheddar cheese puffs, only instead of being made of corn meal these snack foods were chock-full of insect protein.
The snack item from Canadian brand Actually Foods states the puffs are “powered by crickets” to the tune of 10 grams of protein per serving.
The ingredients label on the back of the bag indicates “organic cricket flour” was used in the puffs’ production, and an allergy warning on the back of the bag also cautions, “People who are allergic to shellfish may also be allergic to crickets.”
Further investigation into Actually Foods’ parent company Entomo Farms shows it’s on a mission “to make cricket-based foods the first choice for individuals interested in high-quality, sustainable protein,” and they actually produce whole roasted crickets in a variety of flavors, in addition to cricket protein powder.
The cricket-containing snacks are just some of a slew of new products that showcase insects as their protein source, with many quietly relegating their special cricket blends to small font or the ingredients label.
While the prospect of a sustainable future seems like a noble endeavor, the notion falls in line with the globalist World Economic Forum’s goal seeking to one day rid humans of nutrient-dense meat proteins and shift them onto insect and plant-based diets.
The WEF claims these novel types of diets are needed to control carbon emissions and to address exploding human population growth.
“The world’s population will reach 9.7 billion people by 2050. This means that despite only 4% of arable land remaining available on the surface of our planet an additional 2 billion more humans will have to be fed,” the WEF wrote in an article last year.
“In order to address this impending crisis, world experts and leaders will meet this autumn at the UN Food Summit and then the COP26. Often overlooked in these discussions is the potential role insects can play in helping meet this challenge.”
The WEF goes on to explain how humans and pets can probably live off insect diets, with mealworms (i.e. maggots, grub worms) floated as another delicacy alongside other insects, which are more “carbon-friendly” than traditional sources of protein.
The WEF says it wants meat consumption to be “an occasional treat” only to be eaten on special occasions.
Meanwhile, Twitter users weighing in on the bug snacks highlighted claims insects contain a substance called “chitin” which cannot be properly digested by the human gut, but can possibly contribute to illnesses including cancer.