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Government says insects 'nutritious food with a low environmental footprint'

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Canada invests $6.5 million in insect production 'to protect environment'

Canada’s government is investing $6.5 million (C$8.5 million) in a new production plant that will produce cricket protein for pet and human food, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada said in a statement last month. The facility will be run by Aspire Food Group, whose “vision is to celebrate, innovate, and advance responsible farming and healthy eating of insects,” according to the company’s website. 

The facility, housed in London, Ontario, is expected to house four billion crickets and produce 13 million kilograms of cricket protein per year, according to CBC News. 

The decision to introduce insects into the mainstream food supply is an environmental one. 

“Alternative sources of protein such as insects provide an opportunity for Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector to more sustainably meet global demand for food,” said Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. “Aspire's goal to tackle global food scarcity led to its focus on edible insect production, which can provide high volumes of nutritious food with a low environmental footprint.” 

The government acknowledges that eating insects is a new practice but is investing in it for the good of the environment. 

“Food grade processing of insects is still relatively new for Canadian agriculture. However, alternative sources of protein such as insects provide an opportunity to more sustainable [sic] meet global demand for food by using less water, energy and space and emitting significantly less greenhouse gas emissions during the production stage.” 

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been a longtime devotee of the World Economic Forum (WEF), whose agenda for 2030 centers around protecting the environment, including ditching meat for insects to combat climate change. 

Other countries who are trying to implement the WEF’s perverse environmental obsession are restricting meat and farming to their citizens, who face shortages of food and work. These countries include Sri Lanka, whose president fled the country last week after his palace was overrun by citizens protesting food shortages, and the Netherlands, which is currently in the throes of a nationwide protest spearheaded by farmers who are being sidelined in favor of the environment. Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso plunged the South American country into upheaval after his policies led to a rise in fuel prices and the cost of living, as reported by America's Frontline News. Now the UN is stepping in to mediate between the government and Ecuador's indigenous peoples.

Ironically, the WEF had published a 2018 article by then-Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who vowed to make his country “rich by 2025” by adopting WEF-sponsored “climate change” initiatives. The article was recently deleted after starving citizens overran the bankrupt government. 

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