Let Them Eat Bugs! The Latest From the UN Biodiversity Conference

“Let them eat bugs!”

That seems to be the rallying cry for environmental organizations of late, as many groups called for the international community to restrict both meat consumption and pesticide use at a recent UN Biodiversity virtual meeting.

Specifically, the UN meeting centered on agricultural practices pertaining to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The general goal of these meetings is to achieve what the UN calls living in “harmony with nature” by 2050.

But to the participating NGOs, that goal should be achieved no matter the cost to humans.

Many groups condemned what they called the negative environmental impact of meat-eating, and specifically, raising livestock. Read more…

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