(LifeSiteNews) — A recent feature video released by Business Insider highlighted the farming of crickets for human consumption, echoing ongoing calls from environmentalists hoping to save the planet by replacing beef with bugs in the American diet.
Posted Friday on Twitter, the seven-minute video gives a glimpse into the work undertaken at Canada’s Entomo Farms, which according to the outlet harvests roughly 50 million crickets per week to use in food for human consumption.
“We went inside Canada’s Entomo farms to see how they turn crickets from bugs to brunch,” the narrator states.
According to the video report, the crickets raised at the farm can be ground down into a powder that can be used like flour, or consumers can “snack on them whole like chips.”
“Though you may be thinking this is a strange choice for food, crickets actually contain more protein than beef without any of the environmental damage,” the video’s narrator said.
Crickets contain more protein than beef, without any of the environmental damage pic.twitter.com/dGxEgcP6bx
— Business Insider (@BusinessInsider) August 12, 2022
Entomo Farms executives wearing COVID-19 masks told Business Insider the impetus behind cricket farming has to do with environmental “sustainability” and moves to deal with alleged overpopulation.
“A lot of manufacturers and entrepreneurs were looking for safer, more sustainable protein sources to add to their product,” Lauren Keegan, vice president of sales and marketing at Left Coast Naturals and former CEO and adviser at Entomo Farms, told Business Insider. “For us, it’s been quite a boon to our business as a result.”
Entomo Farms co-founder Darren Goldin told Insider his company is about “reimagining how we can feed a population of 9 or 10 billion people on an overcrowded planet.”
Current population estimates from the United Nations suggest the world population will exceed 10 billion by the end of the century. However, that number has been challenged by some including Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has repeatedly pointed out that many countries are experiencing below-replacement population rates.
Regardless, Entomo Farms executives told Insider they’re hoping to triple production of the crunchy insects within the year.
Cricket-infused snack foods have already hit the shelves of Canadian supermarkets.
Last month, LifeSiteNews reported that Entomo Farms had already begun selling its bug-based options under the label “Actually Foods.”
The company’s Cheddar Jalapeno Puffs, which are mostly corn-based, lists “Organic Cricket Flour” on its ingredient list.
Meanwhile, Entomo Farms isn’t the only Canadian company mass-producing crickets in a bid to feed the allegedly overpopulated planet.
Earlier this year, Ontario-based company Aspire Food Group finished up construction on what has become the world’s largest “alternative protein” manufacturing facility, The Daily Wire reported.
Aspire Food Group aims to produce 10 tons of crickets annually for distribution in both Canada and the United States, and states on its website that it is “pioneering a movement to produce exceptionally high-quality protein with a low environmental footprint.”
Moves to demonize traditional farming and normalize the consumption of crickets and other insects have ramped up in recent years.
In 2021, Great Reset author Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum (WEF) argued that “we need to give insects the role they deserve in our food systems.”
Crickets contain more protein than beef, without any of the environmental damage pic.twitter.com/dGxEgcP6bx— Business Insider (@BusinessInsider) August 12, 2022
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UPDATE: The farmers' protests are spreading
German farmers also rise up. Dutch, Italian, Polish and German, this is growing into a global movement. pic.twitter.com/R4XNMoeJUf— RadioGenova (@RadioGenova) July 7, 2022
Protests led by thousands of farmers have broken out across the Netherlands, and they're now spreading to Italy, Germany and Poland - this is a fightback against not just environmental regulations and the resulting inflation, but also the elites' Great Reset agenda.
While the demonstrations themselves have been overwhelmingly free from violence on the affected farmers' part, the response to them has been anything but: Earlier this week, Dutch police opened fire on a 16-year-old tractor driver during a protest in Heerenveen.
While -- thank God -- this unfortunate incident did not result in any deaths or injuries, a formal investigation is still forthcoming, and farmers and concerned citizens now know, without question, what measures could be pursued in order to silence opposition to backers of the international Great Reset, which could spell doom for the livelihood of farmers everywhere.
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HAPPENING NOW: Farmers who learned from Canadian Freedom Protesters are currently blockading the Netherlands/Germany border with tractors to protest the WEF climate change policies of their government. pic.twitter.com/I7UJTusAZT— Keean Bexte 🇳🇱 (@TheRealKeean) June 30, 2022
Of course, these kinds of extreme environmental policies are not only a threat to the livelihoods of farmers in the Netherlands, or just the nations that comprise the European Union, for that matter: These regulations most certainly can (and inevitably will) make their way to every corner of our world, including countries like YOURS.
In the Netherlands, specifically, lawmakers recently approved legislative proposals to significantly decrease greenhouse emissions by the end of the decade, most notably ammonia and nitrogen oxide, which are common in farming.
This plan, as championed by Christianne van der Wal, the Dutch Minister for Nature and Nitrogen Policy since January, seeks to exceed the globalist EU's agreement among Member States to reduce greenhouse emissions as a means to combat climate change by at least 40% by the year 2030, replacing the desired percentage with an even loftier 55%.
As a result, it would seem almost inevitable that thousands of farms could find themselves in jeopardy within the coming years, but Dutch farmers have no plans to stand down; in fact, this embrace of EU and World Economic Forum (WEF)-style environmental demands is the primary force behind the ongoing protests by as many as 40,000 farmers, who, in response, have taken their tractors to highways across the Netherlands, making an unmistakable statement of resistance reminiscent of that of the Canadian Freedom Convoy truckers in order to protect their livelihoods.
Similar protests have also broken among farmers in Italy, as you can see here:
IT'S HAPPENING 🇮🇹: Italian farmers are rising up in protest, threatening to take their tractors to Rome. "We are not slaves, we are farmers! We cannot make ends meet!" pic.twitter.com/FAznWFXmM0— Keean Bexte 🇳🇱 (@TheRealKeean) July 7, 2022
Such policies are a clear tenet of the Great Reset, pushed by globalist entities around the world like the World Economic Forum. Look no further than the WEF's own "Net Zero Challenge," which seeks to coerce participants into cutting all greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, and will inevitably threaten countless jobs and livelihoods in the process.
Let there be no doubt: these extreme environmental policies and transgressions against working people cannot be expected to stop any time soon.
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New video highlights Canadian cricket farm (LifeSiteNews)
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is considered the largest private owner of farmland in the United States and in 2019 invested $100,000 into an insect-farming start-up, has stated that “all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef.”
Likewise, George Monbiot, a British writer and environmental activist, told Irish state-funded media outlet RTE last month that agriculture destroys “habitats,” is one of the leading causes of “climate breakdown,” and pollutes the air and water.
“We need to switch toward other sources of food,” Monbiot said, arguing that “eating meat and milk and eggs is an indulgence we cannot afford.”