A bizarre post from Eric Worrall at Watts Up With That? Points to a study suggesting that people should consume more insects as a way to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. This is based on the belief held by some scientists that global warming causes higher temperatures and all the alleged harms resulting from warmer climates.
The title of the study is “Could Consumption of Insects, Cultured Meat or Imitation Meat Reduce Global Agricultural Land Use?” it was published on April 22 in the journal Global Food Security. Researchers pointed out on their abstract that “Animal products, i.e. meat, milk, and eggs, provide an important component in global diets, but livestock dominate agricultural land use by area and are a major source of greenhouse gasses. They also emphasized that cultural and personal associations with animal product consumption create barriers to moderating consumption and hence reduced environmental impacts.
One of the crucial goals that the researchers had was to determine a way to reduce animals’ land use and greenhouse-gas emissions by examining nutritious alternatives to eating animals, such as cows.
The researchers revealed that imitation meat and insects have the highest land use efficiency, but the land use requirements are only slightly greater for eggs and poultry meat. They also continue to say that the efficiency of insects and their ability to convert agricultural by-products and food waste into food, suggests further research into insect production is warranted.
In conclusion, the researchers state that although a diet with lower rates of animal product consumption is likely to create the greatest reduction in agricultural land, a mix of smaller changes in consumer behaviour , such as replacing beef with chicken, reducing food waste and potentially introducing insects more commonly into diets, would also achieve land savings and a more sustainable food system.
An anonymous writer at Phys.org wrote a statement in a report of the researcher's findings saying that replacing half of the meat eaten worldwide with crickets and mealworms would cut farmland use by a third, substantially reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses.
Global alarmists have for a long time targeted cows, they claim that they are one of the greatest contributors to climate change. The United Nations made a report in 2011 in which livestock methane emissions/animal parts accounted for 39 percent of all greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture, which made up a large chunk of the total emissions in the globe.