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Japan still pushing globalist insect-eating fad despite continued population decline

The Japanese government and several private entities are still pushing citizens to consume insects despite the nation’s impeding population collapse due to its ever-plummeting fertility rate.

(LifeSiteNews) — It is already a well-established fact that Japan is suffering from a rapidly declining population, with 2023 marking the 13th consecutive year of population decrease for the country. 

Despite this trend, for years, the Japanese government and several private entities, such as Tokyo-based startup Semitama as well as food technology company Gryllus Co., have been encouraging Japanese citizens to consume insects, alluding to the country’s declining agricultural output and tradition of entomophagy, or insect eating, that most Japanese today do not practice on a daily basis, save for a minority like Shoichi Uchiyama, one of Japan’s most notable insect enthusiasts. 

Arguably, entomophagy entered the limelight more prominently in Japan following the publication of a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN) in 2013 that alleged that people should consume insects as they are reportedly efficient at transforming food into protein and could be a solution to the purported food security concerns.

After the globalist European Union (EU) in 2018 claimed that whole insects and their ingredients were “novel foods,” giving their official stamp of approval that insects should be regarded as food, Japanese companies such as TAKEO Inc., (2014), BugMo(2018) and Bugsfarm (2018) launched new businesses that manufactured insect-based products and promoted them in various ways. Promoting pre-packaged insect snacks made in ways that downplayed the original ingredients (insects) in the snacks was one such tactic. An example of such insect snacks would be the cricket senbei (rice cracker) products found in outlets belonging to Japanese retailer Mujirushi Ryōhin, or Muji for short.

“Unlike in the Western countries where insect food is primarily viewed as a healthy and sustainable alternative, Japanese consumers tend to value novel, fun and thrilling experiences of eating insects, which you want to share with friends and on social media,” Ryota Mitsuhashi, the CTO of TAKEO Inc. and a founding member of the Edible Insects Science Research Association, told Forbes in 2020.

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