By Ramon Tomey
The push to normalize insect consumption has been going on for years, with scientists promoting cockroach milk that is said to be “more nutritious” than its cow counterpart, Ramon Tomey writes.
In 2016, a team of scientists at the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (InStem) in India sequenced a protein crystal found in the midgut of the Japanese beetle cockroach (Diploptera punctata). The crystal found in the milk secreted by the insect to feed its young was more than three times more nutritious than cow’s milk.
According to the InStem researchers, this crystal found in D. punctata could hold the key to feeding the population in the future. A single protein crystal contains more than three times the amount of energy found in the same amount of cow’s milk.
Since it is not a feasible map to obtain the crystal from the insects, the scientists decided to sequence the genes responsible for the production of the milk protein crystals – which they did successfully. Now they hope to obtain yeast with which they can produce the milk protein crystals in much larger quantities.
Shanchari Banerjee, a researcher and member of the team that synthesized the milk protein crystals, described the alleged cockroach milk. He told the Times of India as early as 2016: “[It is] like a complete food… [with] proteins, fats and sugars. If you look at the protein sequences, they have all the essential amino acids.”
Lead scientist Subramanian Ramaswamy, meanwhile, touts the cockroach milk as a “time-released food” with a calorie density in nutrients. While the protein in the cockroach milk is being digested, the milk crystals of D. punctata release more protein at an even rate to continue digestion.
“If you need food that is high in calories, time-released [and] complete, this is it,” he said. Ramaswamy also pointed out that the cockroach milk is “Very stable” and “can be a fantastic protein supplement.”
WEF wants to ban livestock farming
The introduction of cockroach milk as a more nutritious source of protein than cattle fits well with the globalist World Economic Forum (WEF) plan to eradicate cattle farming in the name of “climate change mitigation”.
In a July 2021 article on the WEF website, written by Antoine Hubert, president and CEO of the insect protein company Ynsect, the consumption of insects is considered a better option.
“Insects are a credible and efficient alternative protein source that requires less resources than conventional farming,” he wrote.
“Studies show that for the same amount of protein produced, insects – especially mealworms – need much less land than other sources of animal protein. A [separate] study on crickets suggests that they are twice as efficient at converting food into meat as chickens, at least four times as efficient as pigs and 12 times as efficient as cattle.”
A Business Insider video showing a cricket farm in Canada also championed the insects as a source of protein . “Crickets actually have more protein than beef — without any environmental damage,” the video’s narrator said. Masked directors of Ontario’s Entomo Farms confirmed this, saying that using crickets as food addresses the environmental problems that would result from meat consumption.
The facility harvests roughly 50 million crickets per week for use as human food. After the harvest, the crickets are ground into a powder that can be used as flour, or left so that people “can enjoy them whole like chips”.
Entomo Farms has indeed – through its Actually Foods brand – started selling snacks enriched with cricket flour. The corn-based Cheddar Jalapeno Puffs, which have “organic cricket flour” as an ingredient, are now sold in Canadian supermarkets.
Watch this video that talks about the drive to normalize foods like cockroach milk and cricket flour .