MSM Hypes Eating Bugs As ‘Insect Protein’ Set To Become Billion-Dollar Market

The Future Is Disappointing

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The mainstream media is hyping the benefits of eating bugs while a new report shows the “insect protein” market projected to grow to billion-dollar size in the foreseeable future. This trend does not necessarily spell hope for the future of humanity as we move into a global New World Order in which individuals are disempowered and the so-called “Great Reset” strips humans of their economic potential, especially considering that stopping “climate change” seems to be one of the talking points promoting insect consumption.

In 2013, National Geographic ran the headline “U.N. Urges Eating Insects; 8 Popular Bugs to Try.” As the years have gone on, the trend has garnered more publicity, and it’s reaching a crescendo these days. Here are some recent headlines from our media overlords: “Cole Sprouse Talks Photography, Riverdale, and Eating Bugs” in Vogue, “How to eat cicadas: Just in time for the swarm, tips on cooking the bug-eyed bugs” in WBIR, “They’re Healthy. They’re Sustainable. So Why Don’t Humans Eat More Bugs?” in TIME for a “TIME 2030” feature, which notes that “climate change” could be combated through insect farming.

Dante’s Inferno edition.

A press release issued Friday promotes a new report from Vision Research Reports promoting the growth potential in the insect protein market and discusses “easy availability of edible insects” and how this could reduce “greenhouse gases.” The press release states: “The global Insect Protein market size is expected to be worth around US$ 1 billion by 2027, according to a new report by Vision Research Reports. The global Insect Protein market size was valued at US$ 210.6 million in 2019 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 25.0% during forecast period 2020 to 2027. The growth is majorly driven by the willingness of the wealth investors to capitalize with developing insect protein manufacturers. As per the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), minimum two billion people around the world consume insect protein in various forms. Shift in the consumer preference for alternative sources of protein, rising trend of consuming insect-based food, and easy availability of edible insects are some of the key factors driving the growth of the market. The low environmental stress and nutritious benefits of insects are the factors further projected to boost the demand. Flexitarians eat lesser meat and are usually more aware of food sustainability and sourcing, as is the case with those purchasing organic products or following a paleo diet. This alteration in attitudes around food, is expected to create novel opportunities for the insect protein market in near future…

On the basis of product, the market is segmented into Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Orthoptera, Hemiptera, Diptera, and others. Orthoptera refers to the order of insects that includes grasshoppers, crickets, and locusts. It is expected to hold a considerable market share over the forecast period. Crickets in particular have a superior nutrient profile and can contain about 65% protein, offering a complete portion of protein and essential amino acids. Protein ingredients sourced from crickets are being increasingly marketed as alternatives to animal-based protein. Furthermore, production of these protein ingredients requires relatively less water and it also emits less greenhouse gases in comparison with animal-based protein ingredients…Coleoptera refers to the insect order consisting of beetles and weevils. It is the largest order of insects representing about 40% of the species. Edible beetles have been traditionally consumed in various countries owing to their high protein content. For instance, in China, Holotrichia parallela Motschulsky (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea), an edible beetle species, has been traditionally consumed for its high nutrition. While the consumption of live insects of such species has been prevalent, the extraction of proteins from them is relatively a new concept…Major players are concentrating on expanding their total market and productivity through technological innovation. Key market players include Aspire Food Group Protifarm, EntomoFarms, Chapul Cricket Protein, Jimini’s, and Swarm Nutrition GmbH, EnviroFlight LLC, AgriProtein Holdings Ltd. Ÿnsect, Hexafly, Innovafeed, and Protix.” PRESS RELEASE PASSAGE ENDS

The television show “Survivor” predictive-programmed humanity eating grubs back in the day: