Colbert warns: The UN wants to make you eat bugs

By David Ferguson
Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:15 EDT
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Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed a recent report by the United Nations that said humans will be turning to bugs as a source of food in the future.

People who watch the show each night, Colbert said, will know that he is “un-fond” of the United Nations. The relief organization, he explained is “hell-bent on taking our guns and making us speak Esperanto.”

And now, he said, “The U.N. bullies want to make us eat a bug.”

The United Nations report touted bugs as not just a means of feeding people sustainably, but also as an economic opportunity for poor and urban people in the form of “mini-livestock.”

“Do you hear that?” he asked the audience. “‘Mini-livestock!’”

“So, let me get this straight,” he said. “According to the U.N., all you New Yorkers with bedbugs are technically ranchers.”

Watch the video, embedded via Comedy Central, below:

David Ferguson
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David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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