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Meat or Insects

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2017 by andelino

Eric Worrall at Watts Up With That? highlighted in a recent post a study “suggesting” people consume more “insects” as a way to cut “greenhouse gas emissions,” which some scientists believe are “responsible” for causing higher temperatures and all the alleged “harms” resulting from warmer climates.

The study, titled “Could Consumption of Insects, Cultured Meat or Imitation Meat Reduce Global Agricultural Land Use?,” was published on April 22 in the journal “Global Food Security.”

The researchers, all of whom come from Europe or Australia, wrote in their abstract, “Animal products, i.e. meat, milk and eggs, provide an important component in global diets, but livestock dominate agricultural land use by area and are a major source of greenhouse gases. Cultural and personal associations with animal product consumption create barriers to moderating consumption, and hence reduced environmental impacts.”

The researchers wrote one of their “goals” was to determine a way to “reduce” animals’ land use and “greenhouse gas emissions” by examining nutritious alternatives to “eating” animals, such as cows.

“The results suggest that imitation meat and insects have the highest land use efficiency, but the land use requirements are only slightly greater for eggs and poultry meat,” the researchers wrote.

“The efficiency of insects and their ability to convert agricultural by-products and food waste into food, suggests further research into insect production is warranted.”

“We conclude that although a diet with lower rates of animal product consumption is likely to create the greatest reduction in agricultural land, a mix of smaller changes in consumer behavior , such as replacing beef with chicken, reducing food waste and potentially introducing insects more commonly into diets, would also achieve land savings and a more sustainable food system.”

In its report of the researchers’ findings, an “unnamed” writer at Phys.org wrote, “Replacing half of the meat eaten worldwide with crickets and meal worms would cut farmland use by a third, substantially reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.”

Cows have long been a target of “global warming alarmists,” who say they are one of the greatest “contributors” to climate change.

According to a United Nations 2011 report, livestock “methane” emissions, a scientific way of saying “animal farts”, accounted for 39 percent of all “greenhouse gas emissions” from agriculture, which itself made up a large “chunk” of the total emissions.

Even Barack Obama “chimed” in during the “Global Food Innovation Summit” in Milan, Italy were he “warned” the world that more people on the planet were “eating” meat, causing a dramatic rise in “climate” emissions.

During his roughly 100-minute “remarks” for which he received a “reported” $3,000,000, he talked about “himself” 216 times.

Obama said “I” 168 times, “me” or “my” 40 times, and said “we,” “us” or “our” referring to his family “8” times. They definitely got their money’s worth.

Thankfully Barry’s brain didn’t “short circuit” into a stuttering rampage, which “drugs” do when used long term.

“As people want to increase meat consumption, that in turn is spiking the growth of greenhouse emissions coming out of the agricultural sector,” Obama said, pointing to countries that were “consuming” more meat.

The former president “shared” his views about the growing “threat” during a conversation about “food” with his former chef Sam Kass at the food “innovation” summit.

“People aren’t as familiar with the impact of cows and methane,” Obama said, adding that “as people want to increase more meat consumption, that in turn is spiking the growth of greenhouse emissions coming out of the agricultural sectors.”

The amount of “cows,” Obama explained, were contributing to “global pollution,” alluding to the amounts of “methane gas” emissions from cow herds.

“No matter what, we are going to see an increase in meat consumption,” Obama said, pointing to “developing” economies in China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

More “advanced” countries, Obama said, would have to teach people to “have a smaller steak” and explore “reductions” to their meat consumption.

“What it does mean is that we’re also going to have to find ways to produce protein in a more efficient way,” he said.

During the conversation, Obama “argued” with Kass about how many “steaks” he had cooked him. Kass said he probably cooked “thousands of steaks” for the president, but Obama “interrupted.”

“I don’t think, thousands,” he protested. “Well hundreds maybe,” Kass backtracked. “I’ve been cooking for you for 10 years.”

“What is true is that I’m not a vegetarian,” Obama admitted, adding that he “respected vegetarians” but continued to eat meat.

How would you like some “meal-worms and crickets” instead of a “burger” at your Memorial Day barbecue?

Climate change “activists” say humans should start eating “insects” as a way to eventually cut the world’s “meat” consumption by 50 percent.

Doing that, activists “argue,” would greatly reduce “greenhouse gas emissions” by livestock.

The report on Phys.org stated: “Replacing half of the meat eaten worldwide with crickets and meal-worms would cut farmland use by a third, substantially reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, researchers say.”

While consumers’ “reluctance” to eat insects may limit their “consumption,” even a small increase would bring “benefits,” the team says. This could potentially be “achieved” by using insects as ingredients in some “pre-packaged” foods.

Tucker Carlson “weighed” in on his show, calling on “prominent” climate change activists “to go first.”

“If I’m gonna give up grilled meat for worms, I’ll need Leonardo DiCaprio to show the way. When Al Gore starts serving crickets for lunch on his private jet, I’m in,” he said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a “press” conference where he “called out” Barack Obama and the American “mainstream” media in a “brilliant” and much “deserved” way.

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