"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Monday, August 2, 2010

Stop Global warming - Eat Bugs!

In a new report the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN has held a meeting in Thailand on the subject of using insects for food and plans a 2013 Summit on the subject. This should be as good a reason as any for any sensible Government to scrap any funding to the UN as it shows that it is not only the Climate crew have strayed into the Looney Tunes area- the organisation is riddled with  overpaid bureacrats living in some alternative universe at our expense. The UN is well and truly past it's use-by date.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is formally considering recommendations in a paper suggesting greater consumption of insects as a way of limiting global warming.

Research by Professor Arnold van Huis, an entomologist at Wageningen University in Belgium, has found that if people in developing countries were to replace meat consumption with eating insects, environmental impacts would be markedly reduced.
The FAO held a meeting on eating insects in Thailand in 2008, and there are plans for a World Congress in 2013 on the topic.
Van Huis' research found that breeding locusts, crickets and meal worms emits 10 times less methane than livestock. The insects also produce 300 times less of the warming gas nitrous oxide and considerably less ammonia, a pollutant in pig and poultry farming.
Insects also convert plant matter into protein efficiently because of their cold-blooded nature. However, Van Huis admitted that people will have "to overcome the yuk factor".
"Most of the world already eats insects," he said. "It is only in the western world that we don't. Psychologically we have a problem with it. I don't know why, as we eat shrimps, which are very comparable."
Around 80% of national diets around the world involve some insect content, with over 1,000 species consumed.

This boy's national diet does not include bugs or cockroach sangers and will not in the future , especially not to combat some manufactured Global Warming crisis . If these UN twits want to go down this path let them eat bugs and let the rest of us enjoy our juicy steaks in peace.

1 comment:

  1. Too bad... Just like Holland is mostly not under sea level, Wageningen is not in Belgium but in Holland.
    I accept that most of the world eats insects: "Waiter, there's a roach in my soup."