Swedish Govt Spends Millions Telling Citizens To Eat Insect “Meat” To End Climate Change

cooked-meal-wormsBy Joseph Jankowski

The Swedish government is taking an extremely bizarre commitment to fighting climate change by spending large sums of taxpayer money to develop ‘meat’ made from mealworms and crickets.

Vinnova, the Swedish government agency that distributes money for research and development, is spending some 2.7 billion kronor ($261 million) to replace conventional meat with ‘climate-friendly’ insect ‘meat’ and other strange alternatives.

Yum…

Breitbart News reports:

Green activists and the United Nations are behind such political initiatives as ‘Meat Free Mondays’ — a gateway to full vegetarianism — which are based on the premise that meat consumption is driving man-made climate change. Another method to reduce that so-called burden on the earth is replacing meat protein with that harvested from insects instead.

To that end, Vinnova is awarding half a million kronor each to fifteen different projects across the country, each of which tasked with creating an “edible prototype” of a new food.

Among the mouth-watering projects being funded are an attempt to produce a “good and healthy product from mealworms which are fed on vegetable food scraps to become a climate friendly source of protein”, “food prototypes” made from “refined mealworms”, and mincemeat made out of “climate smart insects” such as crickets.

Other enticing offerings not involving insects include “climate-fungal protein”, a “healthy vegetarian barbecue” made from by-products” and “fibrous raw materials”, and a “blue cheese-like product” made from beans

In November there will be a competition held to select the best product, with a potential of an extra two million kronor investment from the government to get the “food” off the ground, reports Breitbart.

According to a press release from Vinnova, the project has the goal of increasing the Swedish food industry’s competitiveness with “products that are developed based on raw materials that can be produced cost-effectively in Sweden.”

The press release informs Swedes that they can look forward to this type of food being in their grocery stores in the near future.

These initiatives to wean populations off conventional meat to combat climate change are becoming a trend as Denmark currently is weighing whether to implement a new tax on red meat.

With cattle allegedly contributing a tenth of global emissions, the Danish Council of Ethics has recommended an initial tax on beef, with a view to extending it later on to all red meat.

The attack on the consumption of meat has been affecting the U.S. as well.

Just take a look at this report from Leo Hohmann of World Net Daily titled “Guard your steak: ‘Bullies’ at U.N. eye red meat”:

And if you think it’s just those liberal Europeans who are planning to restrict the consumption of beef, think again, says Patrick Wood, a U.S. economist and expert on global governance who authored the book “Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse of Global Transformation.”

Wood says the attack on meat is global and – like many of the ideas that get made into policies by the White House, Congress and state legislatures – they originate at the United Nations and its agenda for “sustainability.”

“They’ve tried to pull this off in various ways in several states already, and people have rejected it,” Wood said of the beef tax. “But they keep trying, and they’re passionate about cow farts, the methane.”

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“It’s about 1,200 pages thick and that is the working manual for U.N. Agenda 21, and they tell you in there what is sustainable and what is not sustainable and the list of things that are not sustainable include cattle, dams, roads, golf courses, all kinds of things.”

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Joseph Jankowski is a contributor for Planet Free Will.com. His works have been published by recognizable alternative news sites like GlobalResearch.ca, ActivistPost.com, Mintpressnews.com and Intellihub.com. 

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  • colinjames71

    And Swedish citizens spend zero krona to tell the people spending millions to eat climate smart bugs, GO POUND SAND. Or maybe, Feed it to the Poles. Whatever is equally insulting in Swedish. Also, I’m curious how they measure insect climate intelligence, probably spent a few million at the UN coming up with that metric. Jeezus this is ridiculous.

  • Akzent

    These climate idiots and criminals will all kill us.

    • dale ruff

      No, it is the climate deniers like Exxon and the Koch brothers who are killing you while charging you it.
      Each year, fossil fuel pollution kills millions and the IMF estimates the public subsidy to the fossil fuel industry is 5 trillion a year.

      These polluters, who have funded the denial campaign, are both killing you and making you pay for your damaged health and degraded enviroment, as well as the disruptions of climate change.

      Who do you think is funding the claim that the world’s 10,000 climate scientists in 180 nations, working for corporations, public and private universities, and governments, are all frauds? Who benefits from propaganda that helps block legislaton to curb pollution and greenhouse gas emissions? Who is washing your brain so they can pick your pocket? It aint the world’s climate scientist, including those who were funded by Exxon and the Kochs who confirmed global warming: it’s the same guys who are poisoning your air, water, and soil, with drilling, fracking, burning fossil fuels and transferring the cost of the damage done to you, the taxpayer, to the tune of 5 trillion worldwide.

      • dfacts

        Al Gore, “inventor of the internet” and globalist scumbag, is filling his pockets by bilking idiot greenies who believe his crap!

        • dale ruff

          Al Gore never said he invented the internet but was its champion in Congress, which is a fact. Those filling their pockets are the fossil fuel industry, such as the Koch brothers with 100 billion, and Exxon and BP, the richest corporation in all history.

          The IMF estimates that we (the public) subsidize the fossil fuel corporatons by 5 trillion each year. Gore lost money on a cap and trade business, and now is funding green energy projects.

          You have been brainwashed by the Koch brothers.

          • 2mrixl1

            You are a brainwashed idiot. Don’t know how much money you get from global warming fraud, but it’s not enough to pay for turning yourself into a worm. Global warming is junk science and if you knew the scientific method you’d see that. Now, go ahead and spend the rest of your day regurgitating all the bad science you were brainwashed into believing.

          • dale ruff

            You have not had one class in climate science,; yet you have the arrogance to global science junk.

          • garyNelson

            What is a tree made of?
            It takes in co2 and gives off Oxygen.If we reduce carbon–we reduce oxygen.
            To reduce carbon–plant more tree.

          • dale ruff

            One of the problems is forest burn off, which reduces the ability of earth to store carbon. Not a lot grows in the upper stratosphere; so CO2 in the region just warms the atmosphere. Too much carbon dioxide kill plants. ”
            There is more today than in over 800000 years.

          • 2mrixl1

            I had 2 terms lower division and one semester upper division, and it was junk science then and it is junk science now, designed solely to enrich the elites while impoverishing the rest of this.

          • dale ruff

            you are lying.

          • 2mrixl1

            Coming from someone that lies the lie that is global warming that’s rich. Every word you speak in favor of gobal extortion warming is a lie. It’s also typical of the hysterical, infantile rage that all supporters of global warming descend to when they find reality blocking their childish desires.

        • dale ruff

          Al Gore championed the internet. You owe him a debt of gratiude

          AS for his fortune(he was born rich) , it comes mostly from speeches. You might think that the documentary named after his book ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ – or any of his three books, for that matter, have won him wealth.

          But none of them did so directly, because he has promised that any profits from his books or films would go to his nonprofit, the Climate Reality Project.”.

          Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2320452/Al-Gore-Romney-Rich-grew-net-worth-200m-decade.html#ixzz47WG1MOti

          Al Gore’s fortune is from paid speeches. His net worth is1/300th of the Koch brothers, the main funders of climate denial (and beneficiaries of public subsidies and shifting costs for pollution/health damage).

          He reports that the world’s climate scientists have discovered. You can believe the scientists or the propagandists who seek to confuse the public and thus thwart pollution/emission”

          Haters gotta hate!

        • dale ruff

          INTERNET HALL of FAME GLOBAL CONNECTOR

          Al Gore

          Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States, was a key proponent of sponsoring legislation that funded the expansion of and greater public access to the Internet. Instrumental in helping to create the “Information Superhighway,” Gore was one of the first government officials to recognize that the Internet’s impact could reach beyond academia to fuel educational and economic growth as well.

          Gore’s interest in computers dates back to the 1970s when he was a Congressman, where he had a reputation for being an “Atari Democrat.” He created the High-Performance Computing and Communications Act of 1991 (the Gore Bill), which allocated $600 million for high performance computing and helped create the NREN (National Research and Educational Network). In addition, the Gore Bill created the National Information Infrastructure (NII) also known as the Information Superhighway.”

          – See more at: http://www.internethalloffame.org/inductees/al-gore#sthash.NkuOsgdw.dpuf

        • dale ruff

          “Rep. Blackburn: Well, are you willing to divest yourself of any profit. Does all of it go to a not-for-profit. Is it an education not-for-profit?

          Al Gore: Every penny that I have made has gone to it. Every penny from the movie, the book… uh… from any investments from renewable energy. I’ve been willing to put my money where my mouth is. Do you think there is something wrong with being active in business in this country?

          Rep. Blackburn: I am simply asking for clarification on the relationship.

          Al Gore: I’m proud of it. I’m proud of it.

          Rep. Blackburn: Thank you and I appreciate the answer…”

          Most of his fortune is due to selling the Current to al Jazeer; Gore made over 100 million.

          BTW, cap and trade is on its way out. A carbon tax makes more sense, and all the revenue can be used to compensate consumers and promote clean energy, mass transit, etc. AT the persent time, according to the IMF, taxpayers/public/government pays 5 trillion a year to subsidie the fossil fuel industry. A carbon tax shifts that cost back on the producer of carbon, incentivizing him to reduce emissions or go into green energy. IF cost of clean energy is higher, return revenue to the consumer or switch to solar or wind.

          Al Gore is filling is pockets by making speeches and selling his tv network.

          Millions are making trillions due to his pushing the internet in Congress as a brilliant investment! Some like to hate…so Al is a convenient target.

      • PM

        Your mind has been polluted with drugs.

      • AKL24

        Typical hypocrite leftie. You benefited in numerous ways from the production of carbon. Heck all of our lives are better.

        Bottom line: the end result of what you are demanding is higher energy costs for everyone. That means EVERYTHING IS MORE EXPENSIVE.

    • AKL24

      Lemme guess: while the royals continue to eat caviar and filet. Typical leftist mentality. Instead of “let them eat cake” it is “let them eat worms!”

  • L Garou

    Swedish morons would be much better off if they started eating Arabs.

  • Dickie Dawkins

    Swedish people should start eating Muslims and then when done eating them, should start eating themselves. To save us from climate change of course and more of their Nordic silliness.

    • dale ruff

      Swedes are both richer and healthier than US citizens. How silly is that? They have half as much for healthcare and you can go through graduate school for free. How evil is that?

      If you include all the perks of being Swedish, their standard of living is higher than the US.

      Sweden is also among the freest nations on earth with an A in civil rights and political liberty.

      The poverty rate is 3.7 compared to 15% in the US.

      “Part of the reason the Nordic states have greater health, greater happiness and less poverty is they have a strong welfare state with well developed social safety nets. However, not only do the Nordic nations top the charts in health and happiness they are also some of the most economically competitive countries in the world.”

      How silly to be rich, free, and stable! Silly Nordics!

      • 1776United

        And the award they get for being so awesome is that 25% of Swedish women get raped by Muslim immigrants.

        • dale ruff

          Why do you lie? Why do you hate the truth?

          bbc reports: “On the face of it, it would seem Sweden is a much more dangerous place than these other countries.
          But that is a misconception, according to Klara Selin, a sociologist at the National Council for Crime Prevention in Stockholm. She says you cannot compare countries’ records, because police procedures and legal definitions vary widely.
          “In Sweden there has been this ambition explicitly to record every case of sexual violence separately, to make it visible in the statistics,” she says.
          “So, for instance, when a woman comes to the police and she says my husband or my fiance raped me almost every day during the last year, the police have to record each of these events, which might be more than 300 events. In many other countries it would just be one record – one victim, one type of crime, one record.”
          The thing is, the number of reported rapes has been going up in Sweden – it’s almost trebled in just the last seven years. In 2003, about 2,200 offences were reported by the police, compared to nearly 6,000 in 2010.
          So something’s going on.
          But Klara Selin says the statistics don’t represent a major crime epidemic, rather a shift in attitudes.

          In 1996, Sweden registered almost three times the average number of rape offences registered in 35 European countries. However, this does not necessarily mean rape is three times as likely to occur as in the rest of Europe, since cross-national comparisons of crime levels based on official crime statistics are problematic.”
          Wikipedia

          Even with these metrics, there are 69 rapes per 100,000 people. That is not 25% but .0006 per year. For every 1000 people (women), there are 7 rapes. And that is based on a system which exaggerates the rate compared to other nations. If we multiply by 80 (life expectancy), we get 5600 rapes per 100,000, or a rate of 5-6%, not 25% and that is over a period of 80 years.

          So the 25% of Swedish women getting raped is a huge lie, and the fact is, most rapes are not by Muslims but someone known to the victim.

          Why do people lie? To avoid the truth? Why avoid the truth? It contradicts what you wish to believe (in this case based on Islamphobia), and that is painful, if our original beliefs were lies.

          • Veri Tas

            That’s like the overdiagnosis of breast cancer – at least one third of the diagnoses are false positives….

      • 143jeanne

        And let women and ]little girls be raped to death with no charges against the killer/rapist. FREE and STABLE!!

        • dale ruff

          Why do you link factual information with promoting rape? Swedish rape laws are the strictest…..and results in a higher tally.

          “This analysis shows that the UK has the lowest rate of convictions for rape in the whole of Europe – or at least close to it. We’re level with Sweden.

          But that doesn’t tell the whole story. If you look at the number of convictions for rape per head of population, the UK is about in the middle. Spain has by far the lowest, and Ireland by far the most.

          So why is our conviction rate (the number of convictions divided by the number of recorded crime) so low?

          It’s partly because we record more crime. The UK records a much higher number of rape offences than most other countries. We’re fourth behind Belgium, Iceland and Sweden.

          That doesn’t necessarily mean that Britons commit more rape, though that could be a factor. It might mean that British victims are more confident about reporting rape, and British police are more likely to record and investigate those allegations.

          However, if the police are recording more cases of alleged rape, including difficult, marginal cases which rarely result in a conviction, then the statistics for conviction rates will fall.

          So Sweden and the UK both have low conviction rates. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that rape victims in those countries have less chance of finding justice – instead, it could mean the reverse.”

          So while many rapes are reported in Sweden (the laws being the strictest), it rates low on conviction. Sweden is one of the safety countries in the world.

          Where evidence is present, convictions take place.

          Again, how is accurate information responsible for letting women and little girls be raped?

  • dale ruff

    Current meat consumption, which is growing, is not sustainable. What is not sustainable must be replaced.
    What if we ate what the animals we eat ate? That would save water,land, and fossil fuel fertilizers by 600%.
    It would lessen global warming; it would promote human health; it would reduce mass starvation.

    Methane is not a joke: it is 100 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than CO2, and 97% of meat in the US is factory farmed, confined, fed hormones, anti-biotics, and fed GMO feed….while wasting 90
    % of our land and water.

    All 3 major long term diet studies (Oxford, China, Loma Linda) demonstrate that a plant-based diet is healthier and leads to longer life. You can be part of the problem or part of the solution.

    • 1776United

      7 billion people farting creates more methane than all the domesticated animals will ever produce.

      • CAWS

        The cows are only creating so much methane because of the unnatural diets, hormones,& antibiotics they are forced to eat at the feed lots to make them grow faster. In a natural environment livestock can be raised on grass & on land unsuitable for tilling for crops. Their manure restores the soil too. No one was meant to eat a high grain diet,soy,corn, or wheat especially if it is GMO & doused with toxic glyphosates. Most folks look for organic “grain fed vegetarian” chickens & eggs ,but chickens are omnivores! They convert the bugs eating my garden & kitchen scraps into eggs & more fertilizer.

        • AKL24

          What people forget is that we are smart BECAUSE WE EAT MEAT. Our large brains require the energy provided by meat and the primary reason we evolved to be smarter primates.

    • Chuck Chuckson

      YOU eat bugs, you carbon dioxide-phobic weirdo. I’ll wash my T-bone steak down with liberal tears.

  • Archie1954

    You don’t have to remind me never to travel to Sweden. This article says it all. Yuch!

    • dale ruff

      Sweden is rich, healthy, happy, and free. How evil is that?

      • 1776United

        Sweden is rich from chopping down trees and exporting them. If they would stop deforestation their country and the world, perhaps there would be less global warming and no need to eat meal worms.

      • Archie1954

        No evil intended, just disgust at their culinary choices!

  • billed

    These Insects are high in protein / fibre sure that when they are decently packaged and sold in Up Market shopping venues will be consumed with gusto. Being a Vulcan lookalike I would try as part of calorie controlled diet. Vulcan is the same as Vegan with a hankering for Science Fiction.

  • Veri Tas

    Rice and lentils.

  • Badger Badgerism

    YOU EAT BUGS YOU ELITE PIGS

  • Paul Robinson

    Only a fool would allow himself to be talked into eating bugs. The Swedes have become pathetic NWO slaves. Better for us all if they just stopped eating altogether and rid the world of their stupidity.

  • 143jeanne

    Are mealworms and crickets halal?

  • 143jeanne

    Are mealworms and crickets halal?

  • daveinga

    so, the co2 produced by mankind, which makes up a miniscule portion of our atmosphere, is a bigger contributor to our climate than say the sun, which produces 99.9999 % of the thermal energy to the earth? and these so called scientists can not only predict our future climate, if we give them enough $$, they can ‘fix’ it? oh, and the other numerous contributing factors, like the moon, the earths tilt, our magnetic (changing) field, the earth’s core, volcanoes, earthquakes, meteorites, comets, and on and on are just bit players in this drama? even though we know some of these have had a devastating role in our planet’s past dramatic climate changes. and now, due to these ‘scientists’ being able to predict the future, we can just ignore all these other dynamic, and sometimes theoretical, forces at play? have these same ‘scientists’ correctly predicted our climate before? oh wait, they have all been 100% incorrect in the past. I mean, when you say you can predict something in the future, you really should have a very good track record, right? it only makes good common sense to pick people who have had a successful past at picking winners, right?

    I guess we really shouldn’t expect honesty or real science coming from people who are trying to destroy our system of government.

    from IBD: “If they were honest, the climate alarmists would admit that they are not working feverishly to hold down global temperatures — they would acknowledge that they are instead consumed with the goal of holding down capitalism and establishing a global welfare state.

    Have doubts? Then listen to the words of former United Nations climate official Ottmar Edenhofer:

    “One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with the environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole,” said Edenhofer, who co-chaired the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change working group on Mitigation of Climate Change from 2008 to 2015.

    So what is the goal of environmental policy?

    “We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy,” said Edenhofer.

    For those who want to believe that maybe Edenhofer just misspoke and doesn’t really mean that, consider that a little more than five years ago he also said that “the next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.”

    Mad as they are, Edenhofer’s comments are nevertheless consistent with other alarmists who have spilled the movement’s dirty secret. Last year, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, made a similar statement.

    “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” she said in anticipation of last year’s Paris climate summit.

    “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”

    The plan is to allow Third World countries to emit as much carbon dioxide as they wish — because, as Edenhofer said, “in order to get rich one has to burn coal, oil or gas” — while at the same time restricting emissions in advanced nations. This will, of course, choke economic growth in developed nations, but they deserve that fate as they “have basically expropriated the atmosphere of the world community,” he said. The fanaticism runs so deep that one professor has even suggested that we need to plunge ourselves into a depression to fight global warming.”
    me again: you can tell they really want a LOT of $$ from developed (western) nations from the constant crap they keep putting out there. the Chinese and other major players have seen right through their scam and will not be contributing. just us. how convenient. I see what barry meant by being transparent now.

  • BA DeMonte

    Let the government employees that want are pushing this eat their worms. I swear the people in charge of the different countries in the world have totally lost their minds.

  • PM

    This is what happens when people with mental problems run the world. They are our politicians, when they should really be in a hospital.

    • Pi10107

      With bars on the windows and locks on the outside of their room doors.

  • Barge445

    You Swedes eat bugs while the millions of Muslim and African scum you let into your country eat steaks, seafood and lamb.
    The globalist are laughing at you fools

    • Pi10107

      And raping your women.

  • 2mrixl1

    The real agenda of these sadistic bastards is to humiliate you and your children. They will be up in their towers eating stead and looking down and laughing and sneering at you bug and worm eaters. Are you going to wipe that smirk off their face or not?

  • Robbins Mitchell

    This gives a whole new meaning to the term “dumb Swede”

  • KORGG

    The people advocating this will never eat this . They will eat what ever they want while you suffer.

  • Mikey0

    Let me guess what’s next. Fecal sandwiches. Oh….I forgot….we have those already in abundance from Congress and the media.

  • Locke-Fawkes

    Medieval serfs were punished for eating meat, too. The high quality protein found in red meat allows for independent thought which threatens authoritarians.

  • psadie

    It is waaaaaay past time to throw the United Nations out of the USA. They are worthless and ineffective and only exist to serve the globalists. People all over the world have had ENOUGH of their elected leaders and it is beginning to show as the power shifts. TRUMP 2016.

  • Bad Chad

    Well my bucket list just got smaller. Eating beetle larvae is not part of my vacationing goals you silly Sweeds. Don’t worry you’ll all be part of the caliphate in the next 50 years and eating halal. I’m sure eating chicken food will expidite that process.

  • Sue

    Why not just start producing Solient Green? Not only would they eliminate the dastardly red meat and all its effects on global warming, but you also cull the herd of humans who also contribute to everything from overpopulation and global warming to pillaging of the 3rd world! In once fell swoop you can also create space for all the “refugees” that continue to flood the EU!

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