Scientists Plan To Feed Maggots To The Cows And Chickens That We Eat
June 4th, 2013
Would you eat a sandwich that contains meat from a chicken that had been fed a steady diet of maggots? Would you eat a burger that comes from a cow that had been fed lots of gummy worms and expired candy? Would you eat a burger that is made out of recycled human poop? Those are just some of the bizarre solutions to the global food crisis that scientists are currently working on. And without a doubt, we are rapidly approaching a day of reckoning as far as the global supply of food is concerned. The global food supply is the lowest that it has been in nearly 40 years, but global demand for food just keeps rising. In fact, global demand for meat and dairy products is projected to double by 2050. So how in the world are we going to feed everyone? That would be a great challenge even if we had good weather year after year, but in recent years our weather patterns have become increasingly erratic. Intense drought in the breadbasket areas of the globe have caused harvests to be quite disappointing. So what is going to happen if we have more drought over the next several years? Could we potentially experience an unprecedented global food shortage and see food riots erupt all over the planet?
The way that our scientists are thinking about food is rapidly changing. In the EU, a plan to feed maggots that have been raised on cow and pig excrement to cows and chickens that humans eat is in the process of being tested. The following is how the Daily Mail described this plan…