“Our government has now sent over £2.3 billion to prolong a war 1500 miles away while our pensioners face freezing to death this winter, 75% of pubs face closure and half the country faces entering fuel poverty.”Paul Joseph Watson
Chocolate covered ants have been a thing for quite a while now. A delicacy even up north, yet there is a difference between a novel, slightly weird, possibly tasty (I have no idea) ‘treat’ and the notion of insects forming a regular part of our diet.
In that light, perhaps it should come as no surprise that the Food Standards Agency is running a consultation on legislation regarding ‘novel’ food regulations for ‘edible insects’. Taken in isolation, this news might be nothing more than of interest. However, given the wider context of looming food shortages, farming under sustained threat and spiraling inflation, the picture becomes much clearer.
One thing is for certain, when you tuck into your plant based ‘lamb’ burger with a side of fried ‘roaches, the rich and powerful will still be enjoying the real deal – no misteak.
Worth reading this article by Kit Knightly on Off Guardian. With Bill Gates becoming the biggest farm land owner in the US, the large number of fires in food processing plants (being passed off as nothing to see here by some), the continued rise in oil prices (this started before Ukraine) and now fertilizer becoming scarce. There are simply too many factors to ignore.
Although the outlook may be bleak, there is true hope to be found in the Lord Jesus.