The BBC has expressed disappointment that Brexit has temporarily stalled efforts to normalise the consumption of bugs in order to achieve “net zero.”
The state-owned news organisation noted that the sale of edible insects in the United Kingdom became illegal after the end of the so-called Brexit transition period although not in Northern Ireland, which was handed over to the EU as a kind of customs and regulatory semi-colony.
This was shown in a short video report focused on two so-called “insect farmers” with a clear commercial interest in the “eat the bugs” agenda.
The BBC described bugs as “superfood” that “emit far fewer CO2 emissions than livestock farming,” with their two insect farmers also emphasising their potential contribution to achieving outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘Net Zero’ ambitions and globalist institutions such as Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum (WEF).
“Experts tell us that if we want to save the planet, we should eat more insects,” the broadcaster said, before lamenting that “selling insects as food in the UK was effectively banned following Brexit, leaving the insect industry in limbo.”
Tiziana Di Costanzo and Leo Taylor, two of their insect farmers, pushed a similar green agenda narrative in the report, with the former arguing that switching to bug-eating would “allow the oceans to replenish,” and the latter arguing that it would “drive the UK towards Net Zero more quickly.”
Britain’s Food Standards Agency reportedly stated that it did not intend for edible bugs to be banned at the end of the Brexit transition period.
The agency is now considering legislation to legalise them again — indeed, Taylor stated that he hoped Britain would go further than the European Union and “make it easier for us to bring new species to the market” so they may be back on the menu soon.