Is this part of Biden’s master plan in combating food shortages in the US, to eat bugs? 

A North American food processing facility has announced it will produce about two billion crickets for “human and pet consumption” per year after completing the construction of the world’s largest cricket production facility.

Aspire Food Group, which has facilities in both Canada and the US, said its completed facility will produce 9,000 metric tonnes of crickets every year — and that it already has orders for the next two years.

Crickets are rich in fiber and have a smaller environmental footprint compared to traditional protein sources, the company says in its website.

The cricket-producing company’s website reads:

“Aspire is pioneering a movement to produce exceptionally high-quality protein with a low environmental footprint.” 

The online conspiracy theory “I Will Not Eat the Bugs,” says crickets and other insects are being prepared for public consumption due to food shortages, which may or may not be planned. The theory suggests humans will be convinced to eat bugs because of factory farming’s environmental impact.

Daily Wire reported potential health risks from consuming the insects:

However, potential health risks from consuming the insects may cause allergic reactions and pathogen contamination.

“This research showed a significant overlap in allergenic proteins found in cricket food products and those found in shellfish like crabs and prawns,” she said.” That’s because crickets, mealworms, and other insects are closely related to crustaceans.”

“Shellfish allergies affect up to two percent of people globally, but varies according to age and region, and there’s a good chance that people allergic to shellfish will also react to insects.”

According to Colgrave, those with allergens do not prevent insects from being used as a food source. However, it does mean that insect-based foods must be tested and labeled correctly to ensure people with allergies don’t unwittingly eat them.

Colgrave estimates that crickets and other insects could be the key to feeding the estimated 9.7 billion people on Earth in 2050.

In recent weeks, both Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have warned of food shortages. Grocery costs are already at record highs amid runaway inflation and a shortage of goods stemming from the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Food shortages have been further exacerbated by a string of fires, plane crashes, and explosions at nearly two dozen food processing facilities across Canada and the US.

Sources: DailyWire, Canadianmanufacturing

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