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Monday, February 06, 2023




      Crushed Bugs Are Being Secretly Added to Pasta Sauce and Cereal.

THIS IS FROM EPOCH NEWS - Thursday January 26, 2023.

"Due to the European Commission passing a measure last month, Europeans have noticed more powered crickets have been appearing in foods such as pizza sauce, cereal, and pasta all across Europe.

The European Food Safety Authority stated the insect “additive is safe to use in a whole range of products, including but not limited to cereal bars, biscuits, pizza, pasta-based products, and whey powder.”

The trend of eating insects has increased among environmentalists because they believe eating insects cut the carbon footprint."

Maybe this is not true, or I'm bad for posting this - but I want you to be knowledgeable it is a possibility.  So, if you like bugs or they don't bother you - fine, but I don't want to eat bugs myself.  As long as it is a choice fine, but I don't want them hidden in my food.

So, do you think by eating them it will help the carbon footprint?


Install a regular coat rack low down the wall to store shoes safely off the floor.





Info Wars had more on the story:

As of yesterday, a food additive made out of powdered crickets began appearing in foods from pizza, to pasta to cereals across the European Union.

Defatted house crickets are on the menu for Europeans across the continent, without the vast majority of them knowing it is now in their food.

“This comes thanks to a European Commission ruling passed earlier this month,” reports RT.

“As per the decision, which cited the scientific opinion of the European Food Safety Authority, the additive is safe to use in a whole range of products, including but not limited to cereal bars, biscuits, pizza, pasta-based products, and whey powder.”

But don’t worry, because the crickets first have to be checked to make sure they “discard their bowel content” before being frozen.

Critics suggested that once bugs become widely accepted as a food additive, their consumption will become normalized across the board.


Abby said...

I'd be okay to eat bugs as additives to sauces and such - or at least try it to see how it tastes. Other countries - Asia mostly, I think - snack on crickets and grasshoppers and make other things from bees and whatnot (I remember seeing bee dishes in a story during the Japan Olympics).

I like how the article adds "...crickets first have to be checked to make sure they “discard their bowel content” before being frozen". Thanks for that!

acorn hollow said...

If I do I do not want it ick!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

No, I would not eat bugs, given the choice. I guess I should check the contents of my food more carefully. I would hope that they would let us know if bugs were in the contents.

jack69 said...

Definitely NOT my choice of food addition. I remember hearing of chocolate covered grasshoppers etc. never wanted to try it. The carbon food print? I think I will leave that to birds and bees to eat other insects. LOL
Good entry and also interesting.
Take care of yourownself and stay warm down in Atlanta!
Love from NC Sherry & jack enjoying some sun today..

jack69 said...

PS: We meant to say we like the idea fo the shoe holder, NICE idea! ;-)

photowannabe said...

Well, Blech....unknown additives
Our world is getting crazier all the time..
Carbon Footprint..come on, crickets aren't going to solve that problem!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

No bugs for me! The coat rack is a great idea. Love the joke. That is true about time.

Red Rose Alley said...

Yuck, I would prefer eating my pasta and foods without bugs. Can't believe this. Now, if I was starving or abandoned in a blizzard (I just watched Arctic), I think I would. Powdered crickets?....oh my. The shoe rack is a clever idea. That would be nice to have around here. Nel has a wooden shelf on the ground right by her back door, and it's really convenient for them to take off their shoes and place them there. It's pretty cool.

A happy week to you, Sandie.


*I always love how you end your posts with a moving icon. So delightful.

Ginny Hartzler said...

So my first question is...does this powdered cricket powder have a name? I will Google it. Because than we could just read the label to see if it is in our food. I would NEVER!!!! But I have heard they are a great source of protein.

Prims By The Water said...

I did hear that in parts of Europe they were going to put bugs on the lunch menu for children. I am so sick of the green energy folks decided how we should live an eat. I thought this was a free country. No I will not eat bugs. UGH Janice

Mevely317 said...

Gross!!!!! Not by choice, no. Then again, I rarely eat any of those food types you mentioned. So glad I got all the international travel out of my system in case I'm ever temped to go back. LOL!

Terri D said...

No thanks to eating bugs! Ick! I watch Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix and he has eaten bugs or buggy stuff in restaurants over there, across the pond. Cute joke!! Hugs!

MadSnapper said...

No bugs for me of any kind but when I was a child there was a family in our neighborhood Who ate bugs they bought them and small tins and they offered some to me they had chocolate covered ants chocolate covered crickets and I can't remember what all they ate but they did eat them but no I would not knowingly eat them

Donna said...

No Flippin' Way! Ever!

NanaDiana said...

EWWWWW...No bugs for me thank you. One time someone gave me chocolate covered ants and I had no idea what I was eating until afterwards. I wanted to throw up. lol. It's so nice to see a blog post from you, Sandie! xo Diana

DUTA said...

The answer is No, no bugs.
Here's a story for you. On our Passover holiday
we tend to eat fish balls bought in glass jars specially for the holiday. Once, I noticed in the remaing sauce - worms. I
couldn't believe it , so I turned to Google. There it was. Crab fish meat carries with it worms even in cooking. So, I stopped buying it.


No thanks. No, I would not consume insects.

Astrid said...

I'm pretty sure at least the bug powder wouldn't be hidden behind some weird name, as it'd mean the food would no longer be suitable for vegetarians. That way the green folks are shooting themselves in the foot. I personally wouldn't mind eating bugs but I'd want to know that I'd be eating them, such as like a fried grasshopper.

Debby said...

I've eaten chocolate-covered grasshoppers once. Tasted like... chocolate-covered grasshoppers! That was years ago and it was done on a dare.

No, I won't be partaking in the bug-eating this culture is now trying to push on us. Nope, I won't. It's ridiculous and unnecessary.

Lowcarb team member said...

It's always best to read the labels on any food that you eat ...

I prefer to eat whole fresh food.

All the best Jan

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

No bloody way

Never Forsaken said...

I heard about this too. Honestly, I have had to tune out most of the stuff rolling down the internet pipe lately {For mental health reasons}. But to answer your question..I would probably eat it unknowingly because the additives in food that we already eat are also pretty horrifying. I have tried, and will again try to eat only things that have one ingredient..Like "eggs, apples, raisins, etc..even though even these things can be tampered with in harvesting or production packing. Gotta ask God to bless it to our bodies..especially these days!

Granny Annie said...

I am willing to guess that we eat a lot of bugs without having a clue.

Julia said...

Oops, I can't believe I missed this post.

Eating bugs in this day and age is repulsive to me. OK, I know that St John the Baptist are locusts but he was out in the wilderness. I can't even stand accidentally swallowing a mosquito.

It goes to prove those in power are beasts. Let them eat bugs.


Sandi said...

Bugs...Lord, no. Yuck. But we have been eating hot dogs for years. Don't look up what they are made of!