(FiveNation.com)- According to a report, a powdered cricket-based food additive started appearing in foods like pizza, pasta, and breakfast cereals in the European Union.
For the vast majority, defatted house crickets are now an item on the menu for Europeans across the continent, made possible by a decision of the European Commission.
According to the commission, the additive is claimed safe to use in a wide variety of products, including but not limited to cereal bars, biscuits, pizza, pasta-based products, and whey powder, which cited the scientific opinion of the European Food Safety Authority.
It was revealed that the crickets must first be examined before being frozen to ensure they have discarded their bowel content.
Although eating bugs have been linked to parasitic infections, climate change activists have consistently pushed for it to combat “global warming.”
According to Food Safety News, biological hazards such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, chemical hazards such as heavy metals, mycotoxins, pesticides, antimicrobials, and physical hazards are all potential food safety risks for edible insects.
The possibility of allergenic risks is also discussed, concluding that more research is required. Due to the cross-reactivity of allergens, people who are already allergic to crustaceans are especially susceptible to reactions to edible insects. Additionally, there is a chance of becoming sensitive to as-yet-unknown insect allergens.
A few reported cases of botulism in Africa have been linked to eating insects, and eating fried insects in Thailand has been linked to histamine toxicity.
Critics predicted that once bugs are widely accepted as a food additive, everyone will start to consume them.
The lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus, has just received approval from the European Union for use in human food.
Paul Joseph Watson of Summit News writes that no matter how much they browbeat us about man-made climate change, there are doubts that the elitist technocrats who recently visited Davos will start eating bugs.