UN eat bugs

 

WASHINGTON — Over the weekend I read a bit about Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s efforts to fundraise off an alleged United Nations plot to confiscate your guns, but it turns out to be up to something considerably more insidious — the U.N. wants us all to eat more insects.

Now, on the merits, the case for insect eating is pretty strong. Bugs are high in protein, much like proper animals, but compared to — say — a cow “they have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental footprint.” Which is to say insects reproduce quickly, they grow quickly, and, since they’re really low on the food chain, the plant-to-insect-to-food path is one of the least resource-intensive ways of converting solar power into fuel for humans.

 

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