Fight World Hunger: Eat Insects, UN Recommends

May 13, 2013

UN urges people to eat insects to fight world hunger

BBC explains:

 Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report.

The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution.

It notes than over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects.

However it admits that “consumer disgust” remains a large barrier in many Western countries.

Well, that’s where central banks come in: after all the whole point of central-planning is that a few Princeton, Harvard or MIT professors think they can change wholesale human behavior using a few simple stimuli here and there. And if they can succeed in getting Joe Sixpack (or Johnny 5) to buy AMZN at a N/M forward multiple believing it is cheap, then eating insects will be the least of our worries before all this is said and done.

 Wasps, beetles and other insects are currently “underutilised” as food for people and livestock, the report says. Insect farming is “one of the many ways to address food and feed security”.

“Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly, and they have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental footprint,” according to the report.

The authors point out that insects are nutritious, with high protein, fat and mineral content.

They are “particularly important as a food supplement for undernourished children”.

Insects are also “extremely efficient” in converting feed into edible meat. Crickets, for example, need 12 times less feed than cattle to produce the same amount of protein, according to the report.

More brilliance: “raise the status of insects”

The report suggests that the food industry could help in “raising the status of insects” by including them in new recipes and adding them to restaurant menus.

It goes on to note that in some places, certain insects are considered delicacies.

For example some caterpillars in southern Africa are seen as luxuries and command high prices.

Most edible insects are gathered in forests and serve niche markets, the report states.

And so on.

Tasty, better for you than those nasty ole cows and pigs. Nothing better to go with your tall cool one than a nicer salty roach


Figures. Cambodian First Lady Gives Obama the Servant Greeting

November 23, 2012

Turd World President visit the turd world and gets greeted like a towel boy….

The First Lady of Cambodia greeted Barack Obama like he was a towel boy.

And, of course, our clueless president thought it was ‘cool.’

Investor’s Business Daily reported:

So amid all the colorful and flirty photos from President Obama’s first tour of Southeast Asia, what did he actually accomplish? As usual, he served himself politically in what was largely a Potemkin mission abroad.

It was obvious enough from the rubelike gaffes that the president hasn’t been particularly interested or attentive to the affairs of Thailand, Burma or Cambodia as he made his first trip since his re-election. It was pretty much all style over substance…

…On his trip to Cambodia, a country he claimed didn’t deserve a visit due to its strongman government, first lady Bun Rany greeted Obama with a traditional “sampeah” pressed-hands greeting reserved for servants, a little dig that was probably lost on him but not to Asians.

They told me that if I voted for Mitt Romney the president would embarrass me overseas, and they were right!


Super-Sized Snake

August 15, 2012

Burmese python … A non-native snake in the Everglades. The FWF Department in Florida, because of the damage the snakes do, have a kill order against these snakes.

A Burmese python found in Florida set records as the largest such snake ever captured in the state of Florida at 17-feet, 7-inches and the most prolific reproducer carrying a record load of 87 eggs, according to researchers.

The snake was captured and killed, by department personnel, it was later dissected for study. The snake was caught in April 2012, and held for study since them.

The previous Florida record setters were a 16-foot, 8-inch python and 85 eggs. Video … That’s one huge snake.


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