Well, at least Marie Antoinette told us plebs that we could have cake but our current collection of 'world leaders' have cut the rations. According to James Taylor in The American Spectator, 'His Royal Highness', the former General Secretary of the United Nations, 'His Excellency', Kofi Annan, has let it be known that in his opinion (which is worth a zillion of yours!) people in the developed West should eat insects! Well, OK, I thought, perhaps we are all putting on a bit too much weight these days, I mean, the queue at my local Sainsburys is twice as long as it used to be because there are so many fatties in it taking up to twice the space! Ah, but then I read further and realised that the Great ex-Leader of the Globe was not worried about the fatties, no, no, the reason for insisting that we in the West stick to a diet of fried ants, boiled cockroaches and the odd dung beetle for flavouring, was to ensure that global warming was stopped. And yes, you read that right, it's all to stop global warming!
Complaining about a “rapidly growing middle class,” Annan told the Guardian [of course, where else?!] that more people being able to afford beef and chicken is causing “a major threat to the climate” because raising livestock produces global warming emissions. “There are alternative sources of protein,” said Annan. “Insects have a very good conversion rate from feed to meat.”
Well, to be fair, I have read elsewhere that a great deal of the carbon dioxide that causes (allegedly!) global warming is emitted by all those farting cows, although when I mentioned this theory to the 'Memsahib' she rather unkindly suggested that I had contributed more than my fair share over the years. (What can she mean?) Anyway, there is no arguing with a man of Kofi Annan's immense intellect so just get used to the idea. I would advise against grass-hoppers, the damned things are just too difficult to catch, and ants are no good because you can spend all day catching them and end up with only a handful!