They were the first ones, ever, in the whole wide world to quantify the amounts of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) released per kilogram of insect meat. Their findings were that the amounts of gases released by insects to be much smaller than those released by cattle and pigs. One example given was that mealworms produce between ten and a hundred times less greenhouse gas emissions per kilogram than do pigs, leading the researchers to “advocate for replacing cattle with insects.”
I certainly couldn’t let this pass by so I decided to have a little fun and wrote the following:
They were done in by the PCP...the pellet consistency problem. Guess these dung dumbies just couldn't get their you know what together.
Yup, it was a very weird year.
Here’s wishing everyone a Merry Chistmas and a Very Prosperous New Year.
This column originally appeared in the New Mexico Stockman and the Livestock Market Digest.