In a Nov. 27 WaPo piece, author Carolyn Beans outlined that "consumers can already find foods like salted ants on Amazon and cricket powder protein bars in Swiss grocery stores." She also recounted the story of a six-year-old girl in Pennsylvania who described the mealworms she munched on as "not that bad" and having a taste similar to kettle corn.
"Recent years have seen numerous media stories extolling the virtues of insect-eating. But before insects can become common fare, more diners must be convinced that six-legged critters are, in fact, food."
However, Beans acknowledged that "companies will have to lure [Americans] in with advertisements" in order to convince the general population to eat bugs. She also mentioned that "watching others enjoy insects may also help break down barriers."
Matthew Ruby, a psychology lecturer at La Trobe University in the Australian state of Melbourne, remarked: "Getting over the initial disgust of the idea of eating something that is often thought of as dirty and unclean is a big barrier. We repeatedly find that if you don't see the insects, people are much more open to [eating] them."
"Telling people that they should eat more insects because it's good for them and/or good for the planet doesn’t seem to have much effect on behavior," said Charles Spence, an experimental psychologist at the University of Oxford. Given this, he and his colleagues conducted a study featuring fictional ads of athletes and actors promoting insects consumption
They found that out of the more than 1,000 people, those who saw ads with public figures endorsing edible insects were more willing to try them out compared to those who saw ads without celebrities.
"The findings suggest that marketers may not need to reinvent advertising to sell insects," Spence remarked.
WaPo's proposal did not sit well with Steve Watson of Summit News.
"There's the usual crap about crickets having more protein than beef, everyone in third world countries already eating them [and so on]. You don't say. We're not eating f*****g bugs," he wrote.
"This is the latest in a growing trend of pushing bug eating on the masses as a way of 'saving the planet.'"
He referenced a September 2019 article published at the website of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that touched on the disgust people feel for certain foods. It argued that this disgust "may also be an impediment to many of us adopting more sustainable lifestyles, from eating alternative sources of protein to drinking recycled water."
"Given evidence about how much of what we consider disgusting is cultural and learned, marketing campaigns could help shift attitudes about what is 'natural,'" the article stated. It oddly aligned with the findings of the study by Spence and his colleagues, which utilized celebrities to normalize the consumption of insects deemed as disgusting.
Watson even sarcastically mentioned other foods the globalists want average people to consume: "How about a weed side salad? And why not wash down your worm food with a tall, refreshing glass of sewage?" (Related: Welcome to your police state future: You will EAT CRICKETS and DRINK PEE on a floating prison barge.)
The Summit News writer ultimately pointed out that this promotion of bug-eating in time for the holidays forms part of the Great Reset espoused by the WEF.
"The 'Great Reset' is about enacting a drastic reduction in living standards for the plebs – which will force them to put bugs, weeds and sewage on the menu. [Meanwhile], the Davos elites continue to feast on the finest cuisine in their ivory towers."
Watch this video of actresses Nicole Kidman and Angelina Jolie eating bugs on camera.
This video is from the Vigilent Citizen channel on Brighteon.com.