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Vanderbilt University Professor Argues That We All Need To Eat BUGS

“Black soldier fly larvae, in particular, hold promise.”

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A professor at Vanderbilt University has argued that food authorities in the U.S. and beyond need to follow the example of the European Union and make BUGS, including maggots and worms, a staple of people’s diets.

In a piece published by Bloomberg, professor Amanda Little argues that everyone in the world needs to start dining on insects.

Little writes that the EU “approval confers a kind of dignity to the lowly, protein-rich microbeasts that we foolishly dismiss as pests, and delivers a clear signal that the insect proteins industry is poised for significant growth. Above all, it paves the way for an alternative protein source that should play a critical role in feeding a hotter, more populous world.”

Little argues that in addition to feeding animals on bugs rather than corn, more humans should also begin to eat insects.

“Humans have been consuming edible insects — from crickets and grasshoppers to fire ants and termites — since before the dawn of civilization, and 80% of the world’s population throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America, continues to eat bugs today,” Little outlines.

She continues, “But U.S. consumers have been slow on the uptake, even as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved insects for human consumption years ago. A niche market has emerged with snack foods such as Chirp Chips and Exo protein bars. And when the FDA approved insects for pet foods earlier this year, brands including Purina began sourcing bugs for their products.”

The professor further argued that “The environmental benefits of insect proteins both for human and animal consumption are astounding,” adding that “Black soldier fly larvae, in particular, hold promise,” especially in protein powders added to foods.

Yum, maggots for dinner.

The professor also pointed to a recent Washington Post article that suggested it is weird that humans don’t want to eat bugs because crabs and lobsters are effectively big sea bugs.

No.

We’re still not going to eat bugs:

Many have pointed out that the war against meat and real vegetable protein is being used as a stepping stone to the bugs:

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    It’s Official: Ugly People More Likely To Wear Masks – University Study

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    Aggravated by the holdouts who keep wearing face masks despite mounting evidence that they’re essentially useless against Covid-19? Maybe you should be a little grateful

    According to findings published at Frontiers in Psychologypeople who consider themselves less attractive are more likely to continue wearing face masks. 

    “Our findings suggest that mask-wearing can shift from being a self-protection measure during the COVID-19 pandemic to a self-presentation tactic in the post-pandemic era.”

    The findings spring from a trio of studies using American subjects, conducted by researchers at Korea’s Seoul National University. The studies found that people with high self-perceived attractiveness are less willing to wear a mask, and vice versa. 

    They also found that each groups’ respective anti- and pro-mask inclinations are intensified in situations where their attractiveness is important — such as a job interview, versus simply walking a dog. That is, someone who considers themselves relatively unattractive is more likely to mask up at the interview.  

    Earlier studies found that unattractive people are indeed considered more attractive when wearing masks, while the good-looking crowd is perceived as less attractive, the researchers noted

    Koreans have coined a slang term for less-attractive people who wear a mask to benefit from letting others give them the benefit of the doubt about what’s under it: “ma-gi-kkun.” In the United States, the term “mask-fishing” was popularized on TikTok, and has some traction in the school-age cohort. As the New York Times noted last year, masks “obscured all kinds of transformations teenagers may feel inclined to hide: braces, pimples, acne scars, the first growths of facial hair.”

    Meanwhile, the medical case for mask-wearing — which was rightfully doubted even in the early months — now lies in complete shambles. Most recently, a study-of-studies published in the peer-reviewed Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews concluded that, in the words of one author,“wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome.”

    Apparently, the only outcomes masks affect are the ones related to how others perceive us. While the latest research focused on attractiveness, in 2023, masks are increasingly sending signals about the wearers’ psychological health and intelligence.  

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    Video: Colbert Brags About His NPC Audience Still Wearing Masks

    It has been proven beyond any doubt over and over again that their masks do nothing

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    Late Show host Stephen Colbert bragged about his studio audience still wearing masks in a segment where he sarcastically ‘celebrated’ Joe Biden announcing that he intends to wind down the COVID ’emergency’ status in the U.S. by the end of May.

    Colbert, the once edgy comedian turned establishment NPC talking point repeater, sardonically stated “take that COVID, we beat you, shove that up your nose and rotate it five times.”

    “I wish you could see the smiles on the faces in my audience. And I wish I could, too. Because they’re still wearing masks,” the host added as the camera panned to the crowd who all cheered, clapped and waved while dutifully wearing their face nappies.

    “The end is near,” Colbert further announced, the point being that he absolutely doesn’t believe the pandemic is over and that the government is irresponsible for taking such action.

    Watch:

    Cringe.

    If these people truly do believe they are still in the midst of a viral pandemic, then why are they congregating for a light entertainment TV show?

    Who at this point still believes the cloth masks all these droids have strapped to their faces are in any way effective?

    As highlighted earlier, a massive international research collaboration that analyzed several dozen rigorous studies focusing on “physical interventions” against COVID-19 and influenza found that they provide little to no protection against infection or illness rates.

    This adds to the scores of studies that came to the same conclusion up to two and half years ago, not to mention the detrimental effects on society, the environment, and health that the masks have had.

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    Middle-Aged Tech Mogul Spends $2 Million Per Year To Achieve ’18-Year-Old’ Body

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    A 45-year-old tech mogul worth nine figures says he spends around $2 million per year to ‘bio hack’ his body so that he has the fitness of an 18-year-old, the skin of a 28-year-old, and the heart of a 35-year-old.

    Bryan Johnson, who sold his company Braintree Payment Solutions to Ebay for $800 million when he was in his 30s, has been sticking to an aggressive daily routine that was crafted by his team of 30 doctors and regenerative health experts, Bloomberg reports.

    Every morning, Johnson wakes at 5am, downs two dozen supplements, works out for an hour, and then drinks a green juice concoction that includes collagen peptides and creatine. He then brushes and flosses, rinsing with tea-tree oil and antioxidant gel.

    Then, before bedtime, Johnson wears special glasses that block out blue light for two hours while monitoring vital signs.

    He also goes through monthly medical procedures to gauge his progress, which include MRIs, colonoscopies, blood tests and ultrasounds. He tracks his weight, BMI, blood glucose levels and heart rate variations on a daily basis.

    When he goes to bed, Johnson is hooked up to machine that tracks the number of nighttime erections (why though?).

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