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Why Does CNN Keep Pressuring People to Eat Insects?

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Eating insects is no longer exclusively for starving and malnourished people.

Judging by the startling number of supportive articles the news organization has posted on the subject over the last few years, it seems like CNN actually wants it viewers to embrace a dystopian future where bugs replace meat and other protein.

Although some people may not be able to eat traditional animal proteins for religious or health reasons, the idea of consuming bugs as part of a regular diet remains revolting for many.

The topic is covered in an shockingly positive light, considering how disgusting the topic matter is.

Maggot sausage and insect ice cream are among the delicacies being pushed by the news network.

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These aren’t the only creepy crawlies being celebrated by CNN.

“Turns out bugs are good for us,” a CNN writer says in an article titled, “Love At First Crunch,” before giving statistics on cricket protein and sustainable insect farming.

Would you ever switch to insect-based proteins?

“We should all be eating bugs,” writer Rachel Crane suggests.

Another piece from the news organization seemingly attempts to convince readers to make the leap to an insect diet based on fears surrounding traditional agriculture’s alleged impact on climate change.

These bugs, according to yet another insect-friendly piece on CNN, are “high in protein, for one — a quality protein that has the right amino acid profile for human consumption. They’re also high in iron and zinc, high in fiber, and they have a healthy fat profile.”

Insects aren’t exclusively for dinner, either.

In an article about “luxury” bug-based ice cream, CNN softens the shock by spinning a main ingredient as being made by “blending the larvae of a tropical insect known as the black solider fly.”

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Anyone with a compost pile may know the larvae of this “tropical” insect as something a little less exotic — maggots. While helpful on a farm, most people would rather not have them as a dessert ingredient.

This hasn’t stopped CNN from relentlessly pushing its bugs-as-food narrative, however.

And if you need a shot of something stiff after realizing people eat maggot ice cream, don’t worry, because CNN has you covered on that front as well. Just take a long, hard swig of “centipede vodka” to calm your nerves.

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Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard and is a husband, dad and aspiring farmer.
Jared has written more than 200 articles and assigned hundreds more since he joined The Western Journal in February 2017. He is a husband, dad, and aspiring farmer. He was an infantryman in the Arkansas and Georgia National Guard. If he's not with his wife and son, then he's either shooting guns or working on his motorcycle.
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