When the mainstream media reports about global warming, overpopulation, and environmental problems, it sometimes seems as if human beings are a plague upon this world, and that the only solution for this problem is to reduce the number of humans. I am glad that there are other solutions.
Recently I reported on promising news to solve the world’s drinking water problem. https://thegentlerestart.com/the-worlds-water-problem-solved/ Now I stumbled upon a discovery on how to deal with all this plastic we find everywhere. It becomes clear that roaming waste plastic is not a permanent environmental issue, but something that can be solved.
What is the solution then? Mealworms! Stanford researchers show that mealworms can safely consume toxic additive-containing plastic. So these tiny animals can digest the plastic, and then they can be used as food for other animals. Wow!
“Mealworms are not only able to eat various forms of plastic, as previous research has shown, they can consume potentially toxic plastic additives in polystyrene with no ill effects, a new study shows. The worms can then be used as a safe, protein-rich feed supplement.”
This kind of news hardly makes it to the mainstream media channels. Why? I believe this is because the primary function of the mainstream media now in 2021 is to keep us in constant fear, and deprive us of hope. A fearful population will more easily accept unpopular changes.
We have had the lockdowns because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in many alternative media outlets it is suggested that we will soon be confronted with all kinds of other restrictions and changes, because of the threat of global warming. There is even talk of permanent lockdowns.
Please be aware that there are other solutions to the so-called problems of the world. Solutions which don’t involve lockdowns and giving the governments more and more power over the people. This simple discovery from the Stanford researchers is just one of them. Please check it out.