The European Union has given the green light for an additional two insect species to be used for human consumption.
The Acheta domesticus, better known as the house cricket, has been approved for human consumption within the European Union, according to documents.
This comes as further approval for the sale and consumption of the larval form of Alphitobius diaperionus, or mealworm, will be given the green light for human consumption in the form of powder, frozen, paste, and dried.
The news comes amid the latest push by the European Union to normalize eating bugs, with many organizations pushing insects as a food item to help fight climate change.
According to a press release from the EU, it says while it is “up to consumers to decide whether they want to eat insects or not,” the bug-based food can serve as an “alternate source of protein,” with the bloc emphasizing that bugs are already eaten in other parts of the world.
The union also emphasizes that both approved products “are safe under the uses and use levels” and “do not pose any risk to human health.”
“Food safety is the top priority for the commission,” Der Spiegel reports a spokesman for the European Commission in relation to the approval.
Global elites are aggressively pushing for the meat-eating western population to eat bugs, and are scrambling or more insect species for human consumption.
As The Daily Fetched reported last week, the chairman of the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe told a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos that in order to save the climate, “one billion people should stop eating meat.”
Jim Hagemann Snabe went full ‘great reset’ by pushing the idea of replacing meat with synthetic proteins at a “Mobilizing for Climate.”
“If a billion people stop eating meat, I tell you, it has a big impact,” Snabe began.
“Not only does it have a big impact on the current food system, but it will also inspire the innovation of food systems,” he added.
“I predict we will have proteins not coming from meat in the future, they will probably taste even better.”
“They will be zero carbon and much healthier than the kind of food we eat today, that is the mission we need to get on,” the Siemens boss continued.
Last year, the German city of Freiburg announced it would remove meat from all school meals by 2023 with the implementation of vegetarian-only menus as Europe embraces the ‘eat the bugs’ agenda.
As we reported in October:
German outlet Faz reports that children attending primary school or daycare in Freiburg will no longer have the option of eating meat for lunch after a ruling that all meat and fish offerings will be removed entirely from meals starting next year.
Meanwhile, in the UK and the Netherlands, the government is encouraging elementary school children to eat bugs as a “sustainable” source of protein.
Children at primary schools will be offered insect protein to encourage youngsters’ appetite for “alternative protein,” Walesonline reported.