(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) The Washington Post published an essay that was blasted online after the author listed common Thanksgiving foods and their “climate impact” to tell people what they should eat to have a “clear conscience.”
Despite that turkey has a higher footprint than a chicken, she wrote that it is still a “good choice.” To sell more oysters from her Cape Cod farm, she also said that oysters “have the lightest climate impact of any fish in the sea.”
Haspel also said that potatoes are climate-friendly, but green beans are not. When it comes to pies, she said that pecan, apple and pumpkin can be used with a clear conscience because they are good for the environment, too.
The twitterverse slammed the essay for its attempt to shame people so that they won’t celebrate the holiday to its fullest.
“Have you considered the fact that sharing a festive meal with your loved ones might be destroying the world, actually?” Founders Fund Vice President Mike Solana posted on Twitter.
“Tell climate worship isn’t a cult, I dare you,” someone else wrote, while another suggested a more direct solution to cure the climate.
If we all stop eating, breathing, dying and decaying then we can fix the climate! Until then, we should likely give Thanks together and live!
— EndageredLogicalRN (@CristynDulaney) November 19, 2022
“There is literally nothing liberals won’t try to ruin,” another user wrote.
Another Twitter user criticized the article, too, and referred to the establishment wanting people to eat bugs.
“Now they want to destroy Thanksgiving dinner. Let them eat cockroaches.”
The reference is correct when it comes to Haspel, specifically, because she previously wrote about how eating bugs can “help the environment.”
In another WaPo column, she instructed that “there’s no reason” why people shouldn’t eat worms, and used people in other parts of the world to justify the dietary choice.
She then said that it is very important to brainwash children so that they would be eating insects.
“If we can collectively raise a generation of children who think bugs are cool and yummy, it’ll be easier to move beyond the cricket flour phase and on to the worms and caterpillars starring in dishes where they replace animal protein, which is the whole point,” Haspel wrote.
“If you’d like to see widespread acceptance of a more sustainable protein source, you don’t have to order the mealworm tacos, but it might help if you feed them to your kids.”