EU forcing us to eat insects
Question for written answer E-000250/2023
to the Commission
Aurélia Beigneux (ID)
In accordance with Regulation (EU) 2015/2283, the European Commission recently issued the necessary authorisations for house crickets to be used in food, initially in the form of defatted flour. Why? In the name of saving the planet and reducing meat consumption, all while ending world hunger.
Further to pressure in particular from the World Economic Forum, the propaganda around eating insects keeps growing, despite the fact that there are many adverse health effects. The known ones include allergies, depression, cardiovascular diseases and cancers, not to mention the risk of infection with intestinal parasites.
In the light of the above:
- 1.With a view to putting an end to world hunger, without just blindly following the World Economic Forum’s recommendations, what measures will the Commission take to sharply reduce food waste, given that at present one-third of all food produced never gets eaten?
- 2.On the same note, will it go back on the many restrictions imposed on farmers, which are limiting food production on our continent?
- 3.Is it aware of the health risks posed to EU citizens?