What is your case then? You've been going back and forth about how many insects are killed by traditional grain farming, comparing that to the efficacy of eating them directly. If you're not not concerned about reducing insect deaths, then what is your point?I don't think I was making that case? I was asking about a single person's choices right now in the example I provided - if they wish to make the best ethical choice as guided by veganism. If people don't want to think about the problem of insects in crop farming that's fine, but if someone does then there seems to be a strong argument they might do better than only eating plants. I think that is within the intent of veganism but clearly many do not.
You say you're against raising them in factory farm conditions, but we all know that's exactly what happens once businesses see a consumer market. You're eating cricket powder is just one step towards having bins of crickets on top of each other, being fed grains that kill millions of crickets. Food waste would not pass the FDA
As for the problems with crop harvesting I've already addressed alternatives, which you've ignored
You have the attributes of a troll. Many here, myself included, have listed the options we have with harvesting, as well as the many other ways insects are killed that are even easier to reduce.That does strike me as incongruous but as I am not much moved by appeals to insect sentience it doesn't bother me much. I do think it shows a weakness in how people use veganism to guide their behaviours though.
Your fixation on the foods that are the foundation of a vegan diet while ignoring all the other causes of insect deaths lead me to this conclusion. Well that, and your other thread that favor eating animals . Vegans eat plants directly when omnivores feed them over and over and over to animals so they can then kill them and eat them--with sides of plants.
Really .One thing that does stand out - and I am sure this is covered by the idea of equal weight to interests - is that people are clearly giving more weight to the life of a cow than an insect. If they didn't they'd all eat cows rather than plants. That is fair enough, I'd agree, but that does raise questions about nearly all the other choices people make in regard to veganism. Does anyone know where I could find a summary of the argument for weighting the value of animal lives in this sense? As I mentioned I think this is covered by evaluating interests rather than the fact of being alive.
Eat the cows that have repeatedly been fed the grains that kill the insects? Or is your idea cows that graze wild and are hunted with bows and arrows?
And how would eating cows save insects---or are you not concerned with insects anymore
Please remove 'vegan' from your lifestyle.You are not, and simply a hypocrite