Ayo, hol up – I thought we were doing insect protein?
Honestly, though I’m against the whole “eat the bugs” thing (it’s a boomer meme, but it was also real), eating bugs is a whole helluva lot better than being vegan.
A lot of people focus on the fact that eating bugs is gross and degrading. Maybe that’s a fair point. But I think people are not really focusing on the quality of the protein. The quality, honestly, is pretty low, in comparison to any animal or fish. But it’s not as low as “plant-based protein,” which is basically a myth.
Yes – nuts and legumes and some other plants technically contain protein, but look into “protein binding” and “bioaccessibility and bioavailability.” These plant proteins cannot sustain human life. These vegans keep dying. It’s simply not viable to force this on people, which I think is why they introduced insect protein.
But hey – maybe they just want to starve you to death with soy and salad.
More than 650 academics, public figures, industry professionals and grassroots campaigners endorsed a letter from Sept. 4 urging universities in the United Kingdom (U.K.) to adopt 100% plant-based foods to combat the ‘climate and ecological crisis.’
“We are calling on you to use your positions to speak up and begin the transition to 100% just and sustainable plant-based catering at your own institutions,” the letter posted by the “Plant-Based Universities” campaign states. “Our universities have, for centuries, been shining lights of intellectual, moral, and scientific progress. What we are asking for here is no different.”
Plant-Based Universities is run by Animal Rebellion, which “uses nonviolent civil disobedience to bring about a transition to a just and sustainable plant-based food system, to halt mass extinction, alleviate the worst effects of climate breakdown and ensure justice for animals.”
These are our moral betters
The letter states that animal farming and fishing are the leading drivers of the climate and ecological crises, and that universities and student unions must remove animal products from catering to reduce carbon emissions.
“Students and staff can still bring whatever food they like onto campus,” the letter notes. “What we are asking for is institutional divestment within procurement in the same way that universities are boycotting fossil fuel companies.”
Several U.K. universities, including Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, and Cambridge University, implemented bans on beef and lamb products in their meal plans last year.
Mo Metcalf-Fisher, a spokesperson from Countryside Alliance, a British organization dedicated to “promoting and protecting the rural way of life,” said in a press release that meat bans are an “attack on freedom of choice” and “illogical.”
“Stirling’s students’ union would be much better off sourcing sustainable local meat and dairy produce from Scottish farmers instead,” Metcalf-Fisher said in the press release. “How can an avocado flown in from South America have eco-superiority over a piece of grass fed beef from a local farm?”
Climate change activists seek to eliminate the consumption of red meat since its production (i.e., raising, feeding, butchering) emits the most carbon out of any activity, according to Our World in Data.
Lean red meat is also one of the healthiest and most nutritious sources of protein, according to the National Institute of Health.
I just can’t even talk about global warming anymore.
It’s too retarded.
Please, if you want to know my views, just go read the hundreds of thousands of words I’ve already written on the topic.
Things don’t really change, they just get dumber and gayer