“Eat the bugs” is a global effort to change the consumption habits of people and animals across the world. It’s also part of a larger movement towards “alternative” sources of protein. And a significant piece of this is being financed with public money. Let’s get into some of the details.
For clarity: the $152.8 million to Protein Industries Canada is to fund the “Supercluster” as outlined in the 2017 Federal Budget. The money is then redistributed to various grantees.
There are also significant grants being handed out for various plant-based meats and alternatives. So, it’s not all about just the bugs. Merit is a new food processor on the north end of Winnipeg and works with plant proteins. Seems that Government really is trying to kill traditional farming.
Isn’t it strange that so much money is spent on pesticides and other things to wipe out insects, but now, they are to be breed on a massive scale?
Note: some of these entries were included in a previous piece on the subject of subsidies for cricket farming. However, the issue is far bigger than just that.
|2066879 Alberta Ltd.||May 17, 2018||Baked Products W/Insect Proteins||$10,000.00|
|2589002 Ontario Inc.||Jun 1, 2020||Raw Insect-Based Protein For Pets||$43,812.00|
|Aspire Food Group Ltd.||Jul 10, 2020||Build Comm. Demonstration Facility||$8,500,000.00|
|Aspire Food Group Ltd.||Nov 1, 2021||Cricket Production, Processing Facility||$50,000.00|
|Casa Bonita Foods, Inc.||Aug 9, 2021||Protein Snacks With Cricket Flour||$39,000.00|
|Dalhousie University||Mar 30, 2021||Hemp/Cannabis Waste||$25,000.00|
|Enterra Feed Corp.||May 1, 2020||Alternative Proteins For Animals||$24,000.00|
|Entologik Inc||Jun 18, 2020||Continuity Of Operations||$58,979.00|
|Entologik Inc||Aug 3, 2020||Automate The Rearing Process||$30,000.00|
|Ferme Bogemans Inc.||Dec 3, 2018||Animal Nutrition From Insects, Fertilizer||$40,430.00|
|Gaia Protein Ltd.||Apr 1, 2021||Cricket Production Technology||$42,000.00|
|Grévio Inc.||May 11, 2020||Egg Laying, Hatching, Rearing Crickets||$48,800.00|
|Griffith Foods Limited||May 1, 2019||Alternative Protein Products||$61,000.00|
|McGill University||Nov 5, 2021||Cricket Rearing, Collection, Transformation||$30,000.00|
|Merit Functional Foods||Feb 24, 2020||Plant-Based Proteins From Peas/Canola||$10,000,000.00|
|Näak Inc.||Oct 29, 2018||Products Cooked W/Cricket Powder||$48,517.00|
|Näak Inc.||Sep 23, 2020||Low-Powder Cricket Energy Bars||$123,178.00|
|OECD||Mar 20, 2020||Market Research, Alt Proteins||$97,460.00|
|PEI Bioalliance||Nov 18, 2020||Sustainable Protein Production Program||$601,817.00|
|Pholoho Biotechnology||Jan 24, 2022||Equipment For Insect-Based Proteins||$115,000.00|
|Protein Industries Canada||Mar 15, 2018||Protein Industries Supercluster||$152,843,759.00|
|Queen’s University||Mar 30, 2020||Insect/Plant-Based Proteins||$132,158.00|
|Sustento Inc.||Dec 1, 2021||Dog Food With Novel Ingredients||$50,000.00|
|Veterinarians W/O Borders||Dec 16, 2021||Innovation, Cricket Farming||$1,999,999.00|
Of course, all of the listings here can be verified by checking the Federal Government’s own database on grant money issued.
The alternative protein section is just 1 out of 5 initiatives undertaken in this program. Pretty convenient that we had shutdowns over the last 2 years decimating undesirable industries.
Aspire Food Group, did recently announce that its cricket production plant in London, Ontario was finally finished. A large part of this was financed by Canadian taxpayers. Additionally, Aspire is part of NACIA, the North American Coalition for Insect Agriculture. This is big business.
It’s interesting that their “mission statement” talks about creating more sustainable agriculture systems. This suggests that the goal isn’t just to supplement more traditional farming, but to replace it altogether. Hard to disregard the food processing plants being destroyed, in light of this.
NACIA partners with similar organizations in Asia and Australia, and with the pet-food industry. It’s not just about getting humans to eat the bugs, but their dogs and cats too.
NACIA retweeted this February 9 article from the World Economic Forum on how eating bug can help reduce climate change. That is a very common talking point: that converting from a meat diet to a bug or plant based diet will reduce greenhouse gases.
NACIA’s Twitter account was created in 2017. Although not terribly active, it does boost other groups and individuals connected in the industry.
In April 2022, NACIA co-hosted a webinar with IPIFF about trans-Atlantic business opportunities for farmed insects both for human and animal consumption. Bugs were also to be used in fertilizer. Interestingly, they cite the corona “pandemic” and conflict in Ukraine as reasons to accelerate. Watch the clip from the start of the video.
Now, what if things were even more organized than that?
This agreement seemed so harmless when Stephen Harper signed it in 2015, doesn’t it? Now, Trudeau is domestically implementing it, showing there’s really just 1 party.
Kudos as well to Jordan Peterson. He did a great job at the U.N. for those 3 years, removing the ideological clap-trap (his terminology), to make the contents less obvious to readers.
Consider Goal #2 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda, or Agenda 2030. All of this sounds harmless on the surface, until you realize that “sustainable food systems” means replacing what we have now in the West.
As for Goal #13: if we take the notion at face value that climate change is a dire threat, and bug-based agriculture and manufactured proteins can offset that, then this new type of food supply could be seen as a solution. Of course, this is just an excuse to sabotage existing systems.
It’s a common sales pitch that insect farming leads to a higher protein yield than with more traditional ones (like with livestock). Other sources of protein can be manufactured. The goal is simply to boost production overall, but reducing the quality of the protein sources available. Did anyone here really want bug diets?
It has been widely speculated that pandemic restrictions (particularly restrictions on travel and movement) would be brought back. However, the next iteration would be climate lockdowns. This is a variation of removing freedoms. But instead of losing the ability to travel, the autonomy over diet could be restricted. After all, we can’t have people eating meat when there is a climate crisis.
Re-watch the video above. It’s clear that pushing insect consumption is being done — at least in part — under the guise of UN Agenda 2030. There’s lots of “non-meat” alternatives being pushed.
Of course, it seems very unlikely that the elites who rule us will ever have to eat the bugs. Exceptions will be made for those essential people.