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Eating insects has emerged as a culture war issue to reduce carbon footprint

Excerpt: Eating insects has also emerged as something of a culture war issue, with some progressives and environmental groups advocating insect-eating as a way to reduce the carbon footprint associated with traditional meat production, and traditionalists denouncing such ideas as radical.

There have been a number of arguments in this regard, like those made by the Environment Journal, that “feeding the world’s growing population will require a radical re-balancing of the global food supply chain” and “foods made from insects, worms, and grubs may be rising up the menu.” And, as The Scientist magazine put it in an article: “Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, and reducing child mortality rates, can be directly addressed by expanding consumption of edible insects.”

Marc Morano, author of the book “Green Fraud: Why the Green New Deal is Even Worse Than You Think,” said in a March interview with Epoch TV’s “Crossroads” program that there have been talks among proponents of the Green New Deal that range from abolishing private car ownership and the internal combustion engine, to shifting away from eating natural meat in favor of plant-based and lab-grown substitutes.

“They’re pushing insect-eating,” Morano said in the interview, in which he argued that Green New Deal advocates seek radical change and want to control “every aspect of your life.”

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who has emerged as a champion of climate change fighting initiatives like carbon-removal technologies, said in a recent interview with Technology Review that “all rich countries should move to 100 percent synthetic beef.”