CBS Saturday Morning claimed that people starting to eat bugs could be a “real solution to the global food crisis,” according to Blaze News
“We all know how important insects are for the environment, but climate researchers say bugs could be a game-changer in the fight to protect the planet in ways you may not have imagined,” show host Dana Jacobson said in the introduction of the segment.
Reporter Tine Kraus kept pushing the propaganda by saying that eating bugs in some cultures is customary.
“Now climate experts think the protein-packed pests could offer a real solution to the global food crisis,” Kraus said. “Scientists in Germany are not pushing to get the critters on your plate. They see another benefit.”
CBS also interviewed a scientist who said that his goal is not to force people to eat bugs, even though he wants to use bugs as a replacement for animal feed.
“Our interest is to make insects as an alternative for the use of soybean-derived proteins,” he said.
Kraus then said that “large-scale” soybean farming has been “blamed for extensive deforestation.”
Despite previously saying that he didn’t want to force people to eat bugs, the scientist assured that insects are a “perfect tool” to supply a “more sustainable production of proteins” since bug farming requires less food and water than soybean farming.
“And you can make so many things out of insects, and to make the world better,” he added.
Kraus then concluded the segment, adding “It’s estimated up to 1.2 trillion insects are raised on farms each year as companies race to find a high-protein, low-carbon solution to feed animals and the world’s population.”