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Starting tomorrow...in Europe
I am not saying this is happening in Canada, right now…
I am also not saying that it isn’t.
Nor won’t start soon…if hasn’t already…Afterall, do you remember this?
Starting tomorrow, Europe has authorized the use of House Crickets to be included in the Union list of novel foods…to a single source.
You can check out the whole publication →Link, but I’m going to break it down as to why you want to start looking at the list of ingredients that are on your packaged food items…including beer.
I’m old enough to remember when restaurants were closed down for having bugs in their food.
And, still a little shocked that new food items on the Mid-Ways across Canada started openly serving bugs on their pizza…and people lined up for this.
We’ve always had bugs and bug droppings in our food…we’ve also always done our best to prevent this.
Because bugs are gross and they pass disease(s).
Yet…starting January 24, 2023…
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/5 of 3 January 2023 authorising the placing on the market of Acheta domesticus (house cricket) partially defatted powder as a novel food and amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2470 (Text with EEA relevance)
A bit off on the dates you say?
Well, that’s because you have to read down to Article 2 of thee document to see that for 5 years, starting January 24th, 2023 there will be only one authorized source of bugs:
Only the company Cricket One Co. Ltd ( 10) is authorised to place on the market within the Union the novel food referred to in Article 1, for a period of 5 years from 24 January 2023, unless a subsequent applicant obtains an authorisation for that novel food without reference to the scientific data protected pursuant to Article 3 or with the agreement of Cricket One Co. Ltd.
Now…if this doesn’t start waiving red flags for ya already…let me introduce you to a couple.
We’ve seen how well quality controls work in bioengineering labs that work on Highly Transmissible viruses…how well do you suppose they’ll work in a bug farm?
This is being released in human food, not testing in Animal Food first…
Remember how well point #2 worked with experimental genetic treatments that were mandated? Yeah…where all of the ferrets died.
The crickets will be completely pulverized and who will be able to isolate a sprinkle of cricked from a sprinkle of a malaria mosquito? OR several sprinkles?
Go through your cabinets now…and see how many packaged food items you have that say these words, “May or May Not Contain”, and now imagine that following this, it says “bugs”, meaning…any processed item you get may either intentionally or unintentionally be serving you bugs…and it will all be completely fine.
How well has sole sourcing worked out for us lately? On ANYTHING…&
There are a great population of Vegetarians and Vegans who won’t even touch these products because of morality alone.
And what you may ask will you be served bugs in…sooner than you would probably imagine?
Therefore, that scientific opinion gives sufficient grounds to establish that Acheta domesticus (house cricket) partially defatted powder when used in multigrain bread and rolls, crackers and breadsticks, cereal bars, dry pre-mixes for baked products, biscuits, dry stuffed and non-stuffed pastabased products, sauces, processed potato products, legume- and vegetable- based dishes, pizza, pasta-based products, whey powder, meat analogues, soups and soup concentrates or powders, maize flour-based snacks, beerlike beverages, chocolate confectionary, nuts and oilseeds, snacks other than chips, and meat preparations, intended for the general population, fulfils the conditions for its placing on the market in accordance with Article 12(1) of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.
Want to order a pizza?
Have some crackers?
Slice of bread?
A chocolate bar?
Beerlike Beverages? (it’s beer)
Now…I’m not an advocate for any processed food, but would be a complete liar if I said that I didn’t consume these items from time to time…
When I get a hankering for some junk food…I don’t bother looking at the ingredients…I’m not eating these items under any single notion that they are healthy.
But I’m going to start reading the list of ingredients now.
Because here in Canada if we are not already here, we’re not far from this same thing.
Wonder why the government is throttling back on Nitrogen Based Fertilizers?
Increasing taxes on fuel for farmers?
Because this will be the new cash crop for farmers that will be a Greener Solution…and keep you from eating farting cows that break the weather.
And it’s not going to stop at crickets.
And in 5 years from now…when the potential of Serious Side Effects may follow this sole source of crickets and others get on board with their own bugs…the data will be so polluted and diluted, nobody will know what is causing these adverse events.
Not long from now, you and I will be most likely will “Eat Ze Bugs”.
It’s a little terrifying.
I am not saying that I’m afraid of bugs…well…not all bugs. Spiders freak me out. I just don’t want to eat them. Any of them. If I did want to do this, I’d already be doing it.