Breakfast Bugs

The Lempert Report
September 01, 2022

Phil: There's a new way of raising eggs in the UK that hopefully is gonna get them carbon neutral. What they're doing in the UK, which is from Morrison's supermarket, is they are feeding its hens insects. 

Sally: That's another thing we see on eggs. I was thinking about how you were recently in the news, showing people how to shop and save money, and you were talking a lot about the differences in eggs. And while reading this story, I thought, oh, okay. So are we gonna have this label on the cartons now? But it is great to see a retailer like this creating a much more sustainable system. They are a retailer that's got their own poultry farm. So, you know, we have seen a lot of supermarkets and brands moving in that direction and we'll see if it can really make a difference in what shoppers think about buying those types of products and also how it lowers their emissions. 

Phil: Would you buy a carton of eggs that said, you know, fed by insects? 

Sally: I think I would, if I understood that it was better, you know, that it was a system that was better for the environment. I mean, to be honest with you, I didn't, I don't think I really have ever thought about what chickens eat. 

Phil: Got it. So, it would be better protein, there's no question. Insects have lots of protein.