Mealworms could be next on your plate -- but don't worry, it's good for the environment. The New York Post reports recently about South Korean scientists suggesting that world hunger would be greatly reduced if the people worldwide were to eat burgers and other food made out of cooked mealworms (beetle larvae) and sugar, a mixture that supposedly resembles and tastes like meat.
The findings of this research project was presented to the American Chemical Society in Chicago recently. The Wonkwang University project lead Dr. Hee Cho claims that eating insects has become of "interest" because of the increasing cost of animal protein, the alleged environmental issues associated with livestock agriculture. In lockstep with the global warming activists sponsored/funded by international organizations, Cho's research team is claiming that meat production from animals causes damage to the environment; one common claim is that cows produce methane emissions that allegedly harm the atmosphere and contribute to global warming.
Cho states that Insects are a nutritious and healthy food source with high amounts of unsaturated fatty acids, essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, fiber and high-quality protein — like that of meat. Cho says that worms can be cooked and seasoned to taste like anything else. Initial smells resembling wet soil, shrimp, and sweet corn could be changed based on the method of cooking, including steaming them, roasting them, or deep-frying them.
Belgium is at the forefront — some regions more than others — of considering insects as a source of food. The country’s sold out celebrity chefs are testing out ways of preparing insects while they hope for “the current buzz to become a boom.” We feel that they won't be waiting a long long time. Under the brand name ‘Insecta’ wormburgers are already being sold at major Belgian supermarkets. Despite the buzz and pressure from international organizations, most countries across the world simply refuse the nonsensical idea to abandon the long-treasured tradition of eating meat, and absolutely do not consider insects as a viable food source in the majority of countries.
A Reddit user who goes by Alexthegreatbelgian posted pictures of the first attempt of the cafetaria of his university at "hamburgers made from worms," or more accurately, wormburgers. According to Alexthegreatbelgian, they were served on a bread roll with slices of zucchini, and sides of potato wedges with garlic sauce and arugula salad.
Do you eat at McDonald’s often? If so, then you have probably consumed one of the many worms found in their hamburgers by McDonald’s customers.
But do not assume for a minute that this is something new. McDonald’s sells billions of burgers around the world every year. Dating as far back as 1978, McDonald’s restaurants have been using earthworms in their hamburgers. The sneaky company increases its profit margin by increasing their product load with the worm filler.
The fact that McDonald’s uses cow eyeballs and worm fillers does not stop them from legally using the claim that they serve 100% beef. McDonald’s has assured its consumers that its product contains 100% beef. They are allowed to do this because McDonald’s buys their “beef” from a company called “100% Beef Company,” making it possible for McDonald’s to call beef byproducts and soy products “100% beef.” McDonald’s then ships the beef to their grinding facility in Oak Brook, Illinois where they add the ground worm filler and call it “100% beef patties.” The worm filler is ground and packaged in a facility which is coincidentally located next to McDonald’s corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois.