The Democrats Are Pushing To Hide Insects In America’s Food Supply

In Minnesota, state Senate Democrats blocked an amendment that would have required foods containing insects added as ingredients to be labeled...

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epublicans are arguing that insects should be listed in the ingredients of food products to inform consumers. However, for reasons that are not immediately clear, Democrats are pushing to keep bugs as a hidden ingredient.

Last week, the Minnesota Senate passed S.F. 4225 – an omnibus agriculture policy bill. The legislation was mostly related to taxes for farmers in the state. However, before the bill was passed, Sen. Torrey Westrom (R-Alexandria) introduced a commonsense amendment for food labeling.

The amendment would require food to be properly labeled if it contains either insect products or artificial “cell-cultured” food like lab-grown meat. In a statement about the move, Westrom said:

“This just sets forth that if there’s bugs in your food for protein, cricket flour, whatever it is, it needs to be labeled. The consumers need to know. If your meat is cell-cultured and grown in a petri dish, you also need to know. Consumers should have that knowledge as they shop in the stores.”

Republican colleague Sen. Jim Abeler echoed Westrom’s remarks arguing that the amendment is a “no-brainer.”

“Let’s tell people what’s in their food that some people don’t even consider to be food. Just because there’s no money in the bill doesn’t mean we can’t establish a policy.”

However, the bill’s Democrat author Sen. Aric Putnam,(D-St. Cloud) shot down the proposal. Putnam insists that, although “consumers should know what they are consuming,” the issue of labeling insect parts in products was a “future problem.”

He falsely claimed that insect-based “foods” and lab-grown “meats” are not available yet, and therefore, do not need to be addressed. “Everybody wants to have consumer awareness of the food that they eat, but some of us want to do it in a thoughtful way,” he said.

“One thing that came from that discussion is that currently there is only one space in the entire country that is selling cell-cultivated meat and that was a restaurant in San Francisco that has already stopped doing it,” Putnam added. Democrats united on the issue to ensure Westrom’s amendment was ultimately defeated in a 33-34 vote.

The move comes amid mounting pressure to flood the American food supply with insects and lab-grown products. As Slay News reported, a group of experts recently published a report that raises the alarm about Democrat President Joe Biden’s coming policies for complying with the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Net Zero” agenda.

According to the report from The Buckeye Institute, the Biden Administration is pushing policies that seek to eliminate the farming industry and drastically alter the American food supply.

In order to meet the WEF’s “Net Zero” targets, the Biden Administration seeks to eliminate meat and dairy products from the food supply. The policies aim to replace traditionally farmed products with plant-derived alternatives, lab-grown “meats,” and insect-based “foods.”

Under the plans, the organic agriculture industry would mostly be eliminated with the gaps in the food supply filled up with manufactured products.

Of course, meat and dairy products won’t be completely banned. However, the cost of producing these foods will be so high that they will become a luxury that only the wealthy will enjoy, much like private jet use.

The report, released on February 7, found that the climate policies and mandates are guided by the “environmental, social, and governance” (ESG) agenda. These policies being pushed by the Biden Administration carry a hefty price tag for American farmers and consumers.

“To better appreciate the true costs that American farms and households will likely pay for the Biden administration’s net-zero policies and objectives, The Buckeye Institute’s Economic Research Center developed a model corn farm that must play by the government’s new carbon emission rules,” wrote the authors. “The farm’s operational costs, as expected, all rose significantly,” they added.

Crunching the numbers, the researchers found that U.S. farmers will see their operational costs rise by an estimated 34 percent as a result of the Biden Administration’s “Net Zero” emissions policies. ✪

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