The PJ Tatler

Culinary Tips from Kofi Annan: Eat More Bugs

African-born Kofi Annan has some advice for the West: cockroaches are yummy!

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan wants you to eat more insects. Why? It’s better for the environment and your health, he argues. “Keeping meat consumption to levels recommended by health authorities would lower emissions and reduce heart disease, cancer, and other diseases,” Annan told The Guardian Sunday.

“And of course there are alternative sources of protein. For example, raising insects as an animal protein source,” Annan said. “Insects have a very good conversion rate from feed to meat. They make up part of the diet of two billion people and are commonly eaten in many parts of the world. Eating insects is good for the environment and balanced diets,” Annan said.

In Third World backwaters, maybe. But not in civilized societies. Annan’s culinary advice is about as good as his political acumen.

 In December, U.N. delegates are expected to hash out a successor to the now-expired Kyoto Protocol at this year’s United Nations climate summit in Paris. For years, the U.N. has advocated eating bugs as a way to offset livestock production. The international body says there are more than 1,900 types of edible bugs on the planet. The U.N. also says livestock is a major emitter of greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from methane.

In Ireland, for thousands of years, cattle were and are a measure of a man’s wealth. Why is the bought-and-paid-for global one percent attacking indigenous First-World customs?

You can read more of Annan’s idiotic globo-babble here.