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Fire At New Zealand’s Largest Egg Farm Kills 75,000 Hens Amid National Shortage
 

FEBRUARY 7, 2023


 

The latest major food supplier to go up in flames, after decades of food suppliers not going up in flames, is New Zealand’s largest egg producer – after a blaze broke out on Monday, killing around 75,000 hens.

The fire at Zeagold farm had “taken the better part of the day to contain,” according to the company, adding that twelve workers on the site were “unharmed but very distressed.”

Prior to the fire, New Zealand farmers estimated that the country needed another 300,000 hens to deal with a national egg shortage, The Guardianreports.

The spokesperson added that while it was still too early to assess how much the fire would affect the supply chain, “There will be some impact obviously – it’s not a great thing to happen in the middle of a shortage.

New Zealand has been in the grip of an egg shortage since the start of the year, when it put an end to battery farming. The ban had been in the works since 2012 and battery hen numbers had dropped over time to make up just 10% of overall egg production – but their final outlawing at the start of January has still been enough to jolt the egg supply chain, leaving supermarket shelves empty, shop owners policing tray purchases and big-breakfast lovers bereft.

The shortage has reached the point of contention: one small-town supermarket banned a cruise ship crew from further egg purchases after they cleared the shelves;newspapers have issued advice columns on egg-free baking and tofu scrambles; and in January, the SPCA released an advisory telling New Zealanders not to engage in kneejerk purchases of back yard poultry, after concerns that a rise in amateur chicken ownership would result in the animals not being properly cared for. –The Guardian

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Thai Rice Prices Jump As Global Food Crisis Reignites
 

By Tyler Durden

Soaring rice prices is the latest example of persistent food inflation. The grain is responsible for feeding billions of people, and prices were relatively stable last year while wheat soared until now.

Since November, Thailand’s white rice prices jumped to two-year highs, up 23% to $523 per ton.

 

Strong demand lies at the heart of the rally, with some importers buying more of the grain to replace wheat after the war in Ukraine disrupted supplies. Some consumers have also been stocking up ahead of festivals, while a strengthening Thai currency has helped push up dollar-denominated prices,” Bloomberg explained. 

Thailand, the world’s second-largest rice exporter, has seen increasing demand from Indonesia and Iraq, said Chookiat Ophaswongse, honorary president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association.

“Iraq has been diligently buying our rice every month,” said Ophaswongse, adding the Middle Eastern country was the largest buyer last year. 

However, as Thai rice gets more expensive, buyers in China and Malaysia are swapping for inexpensive alternatives.

 

Expensive rice will pressure many of the world’s households that rely on the grain. The problem with rice is that it’s a staple, and rising prices could fuel discontent or, worse, food riots.

What’s more alarming is that the Food and Agriculture Organization’s food price index, which tracks international prices of the top traded food commodities worldwide, remains at levels associated with triggering the Arab Spring, a series of anti-government protests across the Middle East in the early 2010s.

 

The good news is that upside momentum in food commodity prices has dramatically slowed, if not reversed, in some cases, though the rise in rice prices is a concern because billions of people rely on the grain for survival.

… and China is shifting into a net food importer that might put upward pressure on food prices this year.

Source: ZeroHedge

 

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Sri Lanka’s Collapse Over UN/WEF Agriculture Policies Should Be A Warning To The World

 POSTED ON FEBRUARY 7, 2023
 

Stupid is as stupid does. Elitists at the World Economic Forum and the United Nations are forcing agriculture policies that will literally destroy global food production. Sri Lanka was destroyed when its former President summarily banned fertilizer and drove the nation into starvation and rebellion. Does anyone take a lesson from Sri Lanka? Apparently not. — Technocracy News & Trends Editor Patrick Wood

By: Chandre Dharma-wardana via RealClearMarkets

While eating caviar and sipping on fine wine, wealthy elites at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos hobnobbed with an assortment of academics, government leaders, and environmental activists to discuss their plans for a global transition in agricultural production. They all agreed that the conventional practices now feeding the world need to be scrapped and replaced by organic-style farming, which they claimed would help fight climate change and make food systems more secure.

They emphasized tying aid to the world’s 600 million smallholder farmers with efforts to “encourage” the adoption of organic methods, which they described with all the familiar buzzwords, such as “regenerative” and “sustainable. But the new fashion is “agroecology,” which not only prohibits modern pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and GMOs, but discourages mechanization as well.

One wonders if these entitled leaders took a momentary pause in their deliberations to consider the ongoing suffering and starvation in Sri Lanka, where past president Gotabhaya Rajapaksa took this kind of advice and bought into the fantasy of becoming the world’s first “fully organic and toxin free” nation.

Amid cheers from Davos-type eco-extremists, Rajapaksa proudly announced his plans at the 2021 Glasgow Climate Summit. Almost overnight, he banned agrochemicals and forced growers to adopt organic farming and become “in sync” with nature.

Shortly after in July 2022, Rajapaksa fled for life amid mass protests and chaos as agricultural output dropped by 40%. Even today, more than 43% of children under five suffer from malnutrition there.

The Davos elites trumpet organic agriculture as the way to end food insecurity, even though it yields 35% less food per acre on average and could not possibly sustain the current population, let alone the almost 10 billion predicted by 2050. Their Swiss experts admit, and researchers confirm, that it cannot be scaled-up to feed even half the current world population.

In fact, every sustainability goal touted in Davos would be undermined by a shift to organic. Being 35% less productive means 50% more land needed to grow the same amount of food. Massively increasing farmland means cutting down forests and destroying habitat. That would devastate biodiversity and produce 50% to 70% more greenhouse gasses (GHGs).

 

Organic promoters should admit that organic farmers use lots of pesticides. They’re just older, less-targeted pesticides like copper sulfate, which are broadly toxic to humans and wildlife and must be used in greater amounts because they’re less effective.

Just weeks before the WEF at this year’s Conference of the Parties, a.k.a. the UN Convention on Climate Change in Egypt (COP27) and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal (COP15), leaders were singing the same bad tune, calling for “regenerative agriculture,” “sustainable intensification” and the word on everyone’s lips: “agroecology.”

This cocktail of sustainability terms is just unsustainable peasant farming rebottled, and these efforts are the bastard children of policymakers infected with activist-fed misinformation.

It’s not just that more land is needed for organic. GHG emissions are increased because farmers must till (plow) fields or flood them to control weeds, rather than use modern herbicides. Replacing 100kg of synthetic fertilizer requires 2-3 tons of organic compost, and organic manures made from farm waste contain phyto-accumulated heavy-metal toxins from soils, promoting dangerous runoff.

Yet the European Green Deal – a prime example of failing organic policies similar to those tried in Sri Lanka – was still touted at these meetings.

Conventional agriculture tripled farmland productivity between 1948 and 2019. Globally, it boosted cereal production over 300%. Though the cognoscenti pretend otherwise, conventional agriculture has adopted many truly regenerative practices. In no-till agriculture, farmers use herbicides, like atrazine and glyphosate, to control weeds instead of machine tilling.

Yes, atrazine and glyphosate reduce erosion and create higher-quality soil. They also reduce CO2 emissions by 280,000 metric tons and save 588 million gallons of diesel annually—equivalent to the emissions of 1 million cars. And, no, these herbicides are not bad for people and the environment. Atrazine does not leach into groundwater, as Health Canada showed in response to EU’s atrazine ban; and glyphosate does not cause cancer, as evidenced by the world’s largest and longest health study.

The wealthy elites steering the WEF and COP could make progress toward their laudable goals if they base their policies on such demonstrable facts, rather than fashionable organic fantasies.

Yet the pseudo-ecology haunting COP27, COP15, Davos and the EU channels the planet’s food security, biodiversity, and GHG mitigation efforts toward disaster, as Sri Lanka could attest.

So these leaders fly home on their greenhouse-gas-emitting jets, unaware or uncaring about the human and environmental damage their policies are promoting.

Chandre Dharma-wardana is a Sri Lankan-born chemist and physicist. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1967 and currently works for the National Research Council of Canada and Université de Montréal.

 

 
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On 2/8/2023 at 6:13 PM, LastOneLeftInTheCounty said:

Sri Lanka’s Collapse Over UN/WEF Agriculture Policies Should Be A Warning To The World

 POSTED ON FEBRUARY 7, 2023
 

Stupid is as stupid does. Elitists at the World Economic Forum and the United Nations are forcing agriculture policies that will literally destroy global food production. Sri Lanka was destroyed when its former President summarily banned fertilizer and drove the nation into starvation and rebellion. Does anyone take a lesson from Sri Lanka? Apparently not. — Technocracy News & Trends Editor Patrick Wood

By: Chandre Dharma-wardana via RealClearMarkets

While eating caviar and sipping on fine wine, wealthy elites at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos hobnobbed with an assortment of academics, government leaders, and environmental activists to discuss their plans for a global transition in agricultural production. They all agreed that the conventional practices now feeding the world need to be scrapped and replaced by organic-style farming, which they claimed would help fight climate change and make food systems more secure.

They emphasized tying aid to the world’s 600 million smallholder farmers with efforts to “encourage” the adoption of organic methods, which they described with all the familiar buzzwords, such as “regenerative” and “sustainable. But the new fashion is “agroecology,” which not only prohibits modern pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, and GMOs, but discourages mechanization as well.

One wonders if these entitled leaders took a momentary pause in their deliberations to consider the ongoing suffering and starvation in Sri Lanka, where past president Gotabhaya Rajapaksa took this kind of advice and bought into the fantasy of becoming the world’s first “fully organic and toxin free” nation.

Amid cheers from Davos-type eco-extremists, Rajapaksa proudly announced his plans at the 2021 Glasgow Climate Summit. Almost overnight, he banned agrochemicals and forced growers to adopt organic farming and become “in sync” with nature.

Shortly after in July 2022, Rajapaksa fled for life amid mass protests and chaos as agricultural output dropped by 40%. Even today, more than 43% of children under five suffer from malnutrition there.

The Davos elites trumpet organic agriculture as the way to end food insecurity, even though it yields 35% less food per acre on average and could not possibly sustain the current population, let alone the almost 10 billion predicted by 2050. Their Swiss experts admit, and researchers confirm, that it cannot be scaled-up to feed even half the current world population.

In fact, every sustainability goal touted in Davos would be undermined by a shift to organic. Being 35% less productive means 50% more land needed to grow the same amount of food. Massively increasing farmland means cutting down forests and destroying habitat. That would devastate biodiversity and produce 50% to 70% more greenhouse gasses (GHGs).

 

Organic promoters should admit that organic farmers use lots of pesticides. They’re just older, less-targeted pesticides like copper sulfate, which are broadly toxic to humans and wildlife and must be used in greater amounts because they’re less effective.

Just weeks before the WEF at this year’s Conference of the Parties, a.k.a. the UN Convention on Climate Change in Egypt (COP27) and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Montreal (COP15), leaders were singing the same bad tune, calling for “regenerative agriculture,” “sustainable intensification” and the word on everyone’s lips: “agroecology.”

This cocktail of sustainability terms is just unsustainable peasant farming rebottled, and these efforts are the bastard children of policymakers infected with activist-fed misinformation.

It’s not just that more land is needed for organic. GHG emissions are increased because farmers must till (plow) fields or flood them to control weeds, rather than use modern herbicides. Replacing 100kg of synthetic fertilizer requires 2-3 tons of organic compost, and organic manures made from farm waste contain phyto-accumulated heavy-metal toxins from soils, promoting dangerous runoff.

Yet the European Green Deal – a prime example of failing organic policies similar to those tried in Sri Lanka – was still touted at these meetings.

Conventional agriculture tripled farmland productivity between 1948 and 2019. Globally, it boosted cereal production over 300%. Though the cognoscenti pretend otherwise, conventional agriculture has adopted many truly regenerative practices. In no-till agriculture, farmers use herbicides, like atrazine and glyphosate, to control weeds instead of machine tilling.

Yes, atrazine and glyphosate reduce erosion and create higher-quality soil. They also reduce CO2 emissions by 280,000 metric tons and save 588 million gallons of diesel annually—equivalent to the emissions of 1 million cars. And, no, these herbicides are not bad for people and the environment. Atrazine does not leach into groundwater, as Health Canada showed in response to EU’s atrazine ban; and glyphosate does not cause cancer, as evidenced by the world’s largest and longest health study.

The wealthy elites steering the WEF and COP could make progress toward their laudable goals if they base their policies on such demonstrable facts, rather than fashionable organic fantasies.

Yet the pseudo-ecology haunting COP27, COP15, Davos and the EU channels the planet’s food security, biodiversity, and GHG mitigation efforts toward disaster, as Sri Lanka could attest.

So these leaders fly home on their greenhouse-gas-emitting jets, unaware or uncaring about the human and environmental damage their policies are promoting.

Chandre Dharma-wardana is a Sri Lankan-born chemist and physicist. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1967 and currently works for the National Research Council of Canada and Université de Montréal.

 

 

That's incredible.

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3 hours ago, Florian Haas said:

That's incredible.

Yes it’s quite surprising, but some things in this article are not true. 
In my experience glyphosate is HIGHLY poisonous and carcinogenic, I’ve seen plenty of old farmers and middle aged sprayer operators develop cancers and die from exposure to this chemical and other dangerous substances. 
 

It looks like the WEF are promoting low yield old style organic farming to set it up to fail, so they can say ‘oh well we tried, have you seen our new GM technology? Give that a go!’ All their techno gene spliced seed and animal tech is waiting in the wings.


The funny thing is, new organic nutrients and techniques have been proven to EXCEED synthetic yields, what the WEF are saying is old opinions about organic farming from 20 years ago. They obviously havnt caught up yet, which is by design, because ultimately they are relying on organic to fail. 
 

Or they know something about population levels that we don’t, meaning the old way of organic farming would work if the world population was greatly reduced. 
 

Now where have I heard that before? 

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A recent report details how a handful of corporations is taking control of the world’s food supply

BY RHODA WILSON ON FEBRUARY 13, 2023  ( 3 
 

A report published at the end of 2022 by The ETC Group reveals how a handful of corporations with the help of Big Tech are taking over the world’s food supply. 

The report, titled ‘Food Barons 2022 – Crisis Profiteering, Digitalization and Shifting Power’, offers a snapshot of the world’s “Food Barons” – the biggest players up and down the industrial food and agriculture chain. It examines the leading corporations that control each of 11 key industrial agrifood sectors: seeds, agrochemicals, livestock genetics, synthetic fertilizers, farm machinery, animal pharmaceuticals, commodity traders, food processors, Big Meat, grocery retail and food delivery.

The findings show that many agrifood sectors are now so “top-heavy” they are controlled by just four to six dominant firms, enabling these companies to wield enormous influence over markets, agricultural research and policy development, which undermines food sovereignty.

Unfortunately, the report pays lip service to the World Economic Forum/United Nations’ false climate change narrative and it also favours racial justice.  What exactly is meant by “racial justice” is unclear.  If it is a show of solidarity with the “social justice warriors” of the neo-Marxist Critical Race Theory – the dominant ideology behind the Black Lives Matter social movement – this is again unfortunate.  However, a misguided belief in these ideologies has not affected the essence and integrity of the report even though the authors cite an understanding of the relationship between the two as part of the basis of the report:

The analysis in this report is based onunderstanding the relationship between racial justice and climate change and how extractive agriculture disproportionately impacts people of colour and Indigenous communities. [emphasis our own]

Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 5

The report is a comprehensive review packed with important qualitative and quantitative information such as the digitalisation of agriculture and tables showing the dominant corporations in each agrifood sector.  We briefly highlight these below.

The report also details important and often overlooked topics such as:

  • Post-Patent & Generics Drive Pesticide Proliferation (pg. 8);
  • New Techno-Fixes: 1) Gene Editing; 2) RNA Pesticide Sprays (pg. 27); and,
  • The (bio)digital takeover of food and agriculture (pg. 130).

We don’t go into these sections of the report here but they are a must-read for anyone who feels the use of these technologies is in any way beneficial.

 

The Digitalisation of Agriculture

Health Impact News used the Food Barons report in an article to highlight Big Tech’s plan to take over the food supply. “Everything and anything related to digital computer technology these days are being labelled as Artificial Intelligence (“AI”), the new marketing buzzword for Big Tech to lure money from investors, so it should not surprise us that Big Tech is now attempting to apply AI to food production,” Health Impact News wrote and includes some extracts from the Food Barons report:

Power Up: Techno-fixes to lock in corporate control

The Food Barons are introducing a suite of new technologies and “techno-fixes” that are conceived and designed to entrench corporate control over food and agriculture even further.

“Techno-fix” refers to the development of a technology product or intervention to address a social or environmental problem – often a problem created by an earlier technological failure.

Up and down the industrial food chain, the digitalisation of food and agriculture emerges as the new techno-fix of the day.  Our ongoing research reveals that every sector of the Industrial Food Chain is in the process of transforming into a digital enterprise.  At the same time, Big Tech is becoming tightly entangled with industrial food production. Data extracted via digital technologies is now itself a commodity: The Industrial Food Chain relies on Big Data to grow, process, trade, track, sell and transport its products.

Digitalising food and agriculture from farm to front door

The vista of new digital initiatives in food and ag is dizzying.

On the farm, it includes concerted attempts to impose digital agriculture, weaving in drone sprayers, Artificial Intelligence-driven robotic planters and automated animal-feeding operations tricked out with facial recognition for livestock.

Big Ag giants such as Bayer, Deere & Company, Corteva, Syngenta and Nutrien are restructuring their entire businesses around Big Data platforms.

Bayer’s ‘Field View’ digital platform, for example, extracts 87.5 billion data points from 180 million acres (78.2 million hectares) of farmland in 23 countries and funnels it into the cloud servers of Microsoft and Amazon.

Deere, the world’s largest farm machinery company, now employs more software engineers than mechanical engineers.

On the route to retail, the global grain trading system is getting a digital overhaul as it becomes increasingly automated and products are tracked via blockchain. At the same time, online grocery platforms and food delivery apps (such as DoorDash, Zomato and Deliveroo) surged during pandemic lockdowns and are growing into a whole new ‘last mile’/ last link of the Industrial Food Chain.

Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 9

This is the reason why billionaire technocrats, such as Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, are now among the largest owners of farmland in the United States.

Related: Farmer Bill and his wife, the private owners of more farmland than anyone else in America

As the ETC report so eloquently states, here is the “dream farm” of the Technocrats. It is a “farm of one” where technology does all the work and rakes in the profits:

Every leading agrochemical company offers its own digital ag platform marketed to farmers as a way to transform on-farm data into savings that will ultimately increase farm profitability.

The Holy Grail, they say, is a “farm of one,” where a single farmer/data manager (equipped with many thumbs, perhaps?) can log on to a connected device, watch as the algorithms calculate input prescriptions – based on data collected from in-field sensors and hyperspectral imaging – and then send those prescriptions to a fleet of contracted drones that will dump herbicide, fungicide, fertilizer, growth regulator or other input in a just-right dosage for each plant growing in the field.

Post-harvest, the farmer can supposedly sit back and enjoy the profits from increased crop sales and reduced labour costs – as well as from payments for ‘carbon sequestration’ verified by traceability data collected and stored on a blockchain.

Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 22

With Big Tech’s encroachment into agriculture, we have now moved from Is this food safe to eat? to Is this even “food” and is it edible?

As the ETC report reveals, as consolidated Big Food was before covid, they used covid to consolidate even more, so that today just a few corporations control most of the world’s food. “Data,” supplied by Big Tech and their AI, is what allows this tremendous consolidation of power.

Read Health Impact News’ full article HERE.

Corporations That Control the World’s Food Supply

When you go from 15 to 10 companies, not much changes…When you go from 10 to six, a lot changes. But when you go from six to four – it’s a fix.

Those who have market power can raise prices above what’s considered fair market value…We’re at a point in our market concentrations that we haven’t seen ever before.

Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 8

Asset Management Corporations

Before listing the dominant actors in each agrifood sector, the report begins by showing the shareholders of some of those corporations.

Recent decades have seen a massive increase in land grabbing and venture capital speculation in food and agriculture assets worldwide, with the latter trend exemplifying the “financialisation” of the Industrial Food Chain. In this way, the driving purpose of food systems moves ever further away from feeding people to feeding profits. More recently private equity and asset management firms are flocking to global food and agribusiness. At the close of 2020, the private equity industry managed more than US$7.5 trillion in capital, with increasing influence over the levers of corporate power in food and agriculture. For example, just three of the world’s largest asset management firms collectively control more than one-quarter of all institutional shares of some leading agribusiness corporations.

image-109.png?resize=639%2C428&ssl=1 Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 11

Agrochemicals and Pesticides

In the wake of recent mega-mergers, at least five of the leading pesticide companies also dominate the world market for commercial seeds and traits. The pesticide and seed sectors became inextricably linked with the commercialisation of molecular biotechnologies in the mid-1990s (e.g., herbicide-tolerant genetically modified plants). Today they are being further linked by Big Data strategies.

image-110.png?resize=639%2C453&ssl=1 Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 14

Despite the astonishing level of corporate concentration in the global commercial seed sector, the vast majority of the world’s farmers are self-provisioning in seeds, and farmer-controlled seed networks still account for an estimated 80-90% of seeds and planting material globally. Over the past 40 years, the world’s largest agrochemical firms have used intellectual property laws, mergers and acquisitions and new technologies to take control of the commercial seed sector. Today, pesticides and commercial seeds are no longer distinct links in the industrial food chain. However, ETC Group continues to provide corporate rankings and market share for seeds and agrochemicals as separate sectors. The ‘pure-play’ seed company (that is, a company that focuses primarily on seeds) is a rarity among the leading companies.

image-111.png?resize=639%2C489&ssl=1 Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 16

Synthetic Fertilizers

The global fertilizer industry is fragmented; however, it has historically operated in export cartels organised by fertilizer type (sometimes government-sanctioned and involving state-owned companies). State ownership/investment in fertilizer production and trade is still common. Many fertilizer companies are expanding offerings to include so-called speciality fertilizers (e.g., containing micro-nutrients and/or microbe-based formulations) and digital agriculture.

image-112.png?resize=639%2C446&ssl=1 Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 43

Livestock Breeding and Genetics

The industry typically selects for genetic traits to maximize production (i.e., rapid growth and high yields) and to facilitate the production, processing and transport of uniform animal protein products on a massive scale. Industrial breeds can’t survive without high-protein feeds, expensive medications and climate-controlled housing.

image-113.png?resize=639%2C724&ssl=1 Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 56 and 57

Machinery for Big Ag

Today, the world’s largest farm equipment companies are gearing up to control digital ag technologies and farm data as their number one strategy for expanding market share. Digitalised agriculture implies other machinery used down on the farm – drones, sensors and devices that run apps, for example – as well as internet connectivity.

image-114.png?resize=639%2C409&ssl=1 Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 82

Animal Pharma

The animal pharmaceutical industry (also known as the animal health industry) sells commercial products for livestock productivity/health and companion animal (pet) health, including medicines and vaccines, diagnostics, medical devices, nutritional supplements, veterinary and other related services. This sector does not include livestock feed and pet food products (although in some cases it may include medicated feed additives).

image-115.png?resize=639%2C436&ssl=1 Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 69

Agricultural Commodity Trading

The colossal firms that control global commodity trading are among the most powerful and least-transparent companies in the industrial food chain. The total value of global agricultural commodity markets is difficult to estimate because much of the information is proprietary and supply chains are opaque: three of the world’s top-ranking ag commodity traders are privately held, and one is state-owned.

image-116.png?resize=604%2C1024&ssl=1 Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 87 and 88

Big Meat and Protein

The corporate meatpacking industry involves the slaughtering, processing, packaging and distribution of animal protein from livestock.  Increasingly, the industrial meat sector is also linked to the production of “alternative proteins” – i.e., high-protein foods processed from plants, insects, fungi, or via cell-culture or fermentation (synthetic biology) techniques – aimed at replacing or co-existing with conventional animal and fish-based proteins on the market.

image-117.png?resize=639%2C439&ssl=1 Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 95

Food and Beverage Processing

The food and beverage industry focuses on the post-harvest processing of raw agricultural commodities into consumer products – both foodstuffs and feedstuffs for human and animal consumption.

image-118.png?resize=639%2C507&ssl=1 Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 105

Grocery Retail

The world’s largest grocery retailers sell both non-food products (“non-edible grocery”) and food. According to retail industry analyst Edge by Ascential, worldwide consumer spending on retail food & beverage totalled $8,271 billion (US$8.3 trillion) in 2020.

image-119.png?resize=639%2C515&ssl=1 Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 115

Food Delivery

The Food Delivery sector refers to digital, on-demand platforms for ordering and paying for prepared food and, increasingly, groceries and other retail items. Restaurants/retailers fill the orders and couriers deliver them to customers within a prescribed timeframe.

image-120.png?resize=587%2C1024&ssl=1 Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 123 and 124

Selected Extracts from the Report

The following extracts from The ETC Group’s report are self-explanatory and so require no additional comment.

Today, amid ever-increasing corporate concentration and anaemic antitrust regulation, some of the world’s largest companies are using pandemic-induced supply chain gridlock and inflation as an excuse to jack up prices: a practice known as “crisis profiteering.”

Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 6

Related: UK’s Competition Watchdog proposes changes to Competition Laws because “Climate Change”

Power Play: Spinning false narratives

To sustain their market dominance, the Industrial Food Chain’s big players actively work to deflect attention from their power grabs by promoting a distorted picture of global food and agricultural systems. This was evident at the UN’s controversial 2021 Food Systems Summit, where Big Food executives and their trade groups wrung their hands over a food system ‘broken’ by climate change and pandemic; then they assured us they were the only ones who could fix it, with a ready-made agenda for “food system transformation”

Big Food consistently seeks to undermine the fact that the world’s three billion indigenous and peasant producers – rural and urban, fishers and pastoralists – not only feed a majority of the world’s people and most of the world’s malnourished but that they also create and conserve most of the world’s biodiversity making indigenous and peasant producers humanity’s best defence against climate change.

Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 8

We find that the Food Barons – including giant traders, food processors, grocers, technologists and financiers – are continuing to (re)design and refine the Industrial Food Chain so that they can control it ever more effectively and leach ever more value away from producers and the natural environment. They are swelling their own coffers, whilst providing poor quality and mostly unhealthy food to people and animals, destroying soils and biodiversity along the way.

Today’s Industrial Food Chain enables the world’s biggest Food Barons to hold more economic power than the world’s 3.6 billion farm families, fishers and producers put together. This is deeply inefficient, perverse and extractive.

Our report also points to three developing multi-sectoral critical trends that are enabling increased control along the Industrial Food Chain by Big Ag, Big Data and Big Finance.

  1. New technologies are enabling the Food Barons to further consolidate their wealth and control, especially via the digitalisation of agriculture: they are busily promoting digitally-based and genetic technologies and schemes, including as planet-saving techno-fixes, to maximise investment.
  2. We observe the rising power of Asian (especially Chinese) Big Ag food giants.
  3. Finally, we find that the increasing involvement of asset management companies in food and agriculture creates the semblance of competition, but diminishes actual competition.

With the help of philanthrocapitalists such as The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the reach of Big Tech food and agriculture is now expanding to peasant and smallholder agriculture in the global South, from rural markets through to urban mega-cities. Yet the new forms of control and value extraction that these technologies bring with them threaten to further usurp farmer autonomy and decision-making, while potentially facilitating and expediting a new era of land grabbing and new forms of control over small farmers.

Food Barons 2022, ETC Group, September 2022, pg. 137 and 138

Global governance is expressed through corporatism and the rise of conglomerates.  A particular example of corporatism and social control can be found within global food systems, the ways they are monopolised and managed. And the control and management of global food supplies have been a corporate and political priority for decades, with US-based conglomerates leading the charge. As Henry Kissinger remarked in 1970:
 

Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”

 

https://expose-news.com/2023/02/13/corporations-are-taking-control-of-the-worlds-food/

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Infertility and pregnancy: animal-based diets help mitigate the effects of environmental toxins

BY RHODA WILSON ON FEBRUARY 14, 2023  ( 2 
 

The war on food is real as exemplified by New Zealand’s Bill to restrict natural products, and unleash biotechnology and synthetic foods.  At the same time, in the name of the World Economic Forum/United Nations’ fabricated climate change ideology, there is a push for the world to stop eating natural sources of meat and restrict farmers’ ability to produce animal products.

These are all part of an orchestrated plan.  A plan that is being implemented by a handful of corporations who are taking control of our food supply while the World Economic Forum and its collaborators market the idea of laboratory-manufactured foods and plant-based diets laced with insects.

Dr. Paul Saladino and Dr. Joseph Mercola point out the health benefits of animal-based food products and, in doing so, provide some insight as to why, apart from profiteering, the Globalist criminals are hellbent on restricting and removing our access to naturally produced foods that are fit for human consumption.

Heart & Soil, a company founded by Dr. Saladino to help people return to the way our ancestors ate, produced a 20-minute video discussing the health benefits of eating an animal-based diet when women are pregnant or want to become pregnant.

Returning to the nutritional roots of eating fewer carbohydrates, no processed foods and an animal-based diet can help mitigate the effects of environmental toxins, such as ubiquitous plasticisers, are the core components of Heart & Soil.

Data show that infertility rates have been rising for decades in what Shanna Swan, PhD, calls “the 1% effect,” describing declining sperm count, testosterone and fertility and rising testicular cancer and miscarriage – all at about 1% per year.

It is crucial to note that fake meat is not meat but ultra-processed food with genetically engineered components; the industry claims it has a smaller carbon footprint than CAFO meat, but exchanging one broken system for another is not the answer.

Ultra-processed foods are high in toxic chemicals, lack nutrition and are high in carbohydrates, all of which negatively impact pregnancy outcomes. They also contain linoleic acid that damages insulin sensitivity and produces heart disease, dementia and obesity.

 

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Fake Meat Has Failed: People Want The Real Deal

Within the past ten days, both Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger have announced that they plan to lay off 20% of their workforces. Despite early media hype about how these highly processed plant burgers would “save the planet,” it turned out a lot of people just didn’t like them that much. 

Americans keep hearing that we need to eat less meat. 

This may be true. I’ve had friends that hit Whataburger two or three times a day, which is probably not necessary. I love Whataburger too, but not 10+ times a week. And a quick glance at Pub Med will show many articles about research being done, trying to nudge people into making healthier food choices.The World Economic Forum openly wants to “Nudge Meat Off the Menu.” 

If this was all about health, well, a lot of us could probably use it. But is it just about health? Or are other factors at play here? Let’s look at some of the alternative proteins currently being pushed. 

More research is being done all the time on plant proteins. 

Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods are both companies producing a synthetic ground meat substitute that somewhat looks and tastes like real beef. The hubris surrounding these companies’ product releases was pretty amazing. 

Both companies believe their products will save the world, and for a time, they were able to attract many celebrity endorsements and investors. They believe ending animal agriculture will solve humanity’s environmental problems and see their products as a more ethical substitute. 

So, what are these magically virtuous products? Beyond burgers are mostly made of pea and rice protein, and canola and coconut oil. Impossible burgers are made with soy protein, sunflower oil, and coconut oil. Both fake meat products “bleed.”Beyond uses beet juice to achieve this, while Impossible uses heme, a flavoring created from a genetically modified yeast.
 

https://www.naturalblaze.com/2023/02/fake-meat-has-failed-people-want-the-real-deal.html

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Healthiest Meats For Your Diet: Top 5 Foods Most Recommended By Nutrition Experts

 POSTED ON FEBRUARY 18, 2023DIET
 
 

The List: Top 5 Healthiest Meats, According To Experts

1. Chicken Breast

You probably guessed this one. High in protein, low in fat, chicken is a staple for many people, and it’s no surprise that chicken breast is the healthiest meat to eat. And there is an almost endless list of ways to prepare it. Let’s see why so many experts listed this as their top choice.

Insteading writes that “the humble chicken breast is one of the most popular cuts of meat in North America. It’s low in calories, low in fat, and high in protein. It’s also an incredibly versatile piece of meat. Grill it whole, dice it to use in stir fry, bake it, or poach it!” So many ways to cook it, but they also share their preferred way: “My favorite way to use chicken breasts is to cook them quickly in my Instant Pot. Once cooked, I shred the breasts and add the shredded chicken to whatever I’m cooking.”

“A skinless, boneless chicken breast is one of only two land animal meat cuts considered, by the National Institute of Health, to be a “very lean” source of protein,” according to January AI. And as far as nutrients: “Chicken is a great source of iron, zinc, selenium, and B vitamins.” And yes, some people do say dark meat has more flavor, but January AIrecommends that “this higher-fat meat should be consumed in moderation.”

Greatist writes that “chicken is one of the most popular and versatile meats to cross the road and hop on our dinner plates. There are innumerable ways to prepare it, both simple and complex. And nothing makes for an easy but impressive dinner party meal like a whole roast chicken.”

And for tips from experts on the four best ways to prepare your chicken, you’ll want to check out this article. Number four on the list will certainly surprise you and delight your taste buds!

2. Turkey Breast

It’s not just for Thanksgiving. Turkey breast is a lean, protein-packed meat for any time of year. And just like chicken breast, it’s one of the healthiest meats that you can prepare turkey breast in a variety of ways. Also, unlike eating it on Thanksgiving, it probably won’t make you quite as sleepy if you eat it without all those extra (carb-loaded) fixings.

UW Provisions favors “the rotisserie cooking method [because it] helps maximize flavor without relying on unhealthy additives. These already-lean poultry have less sodium than deli meats and chicken prepped with salt-filled sauces, blends, and rubs.” They recommend this method for both turkey and chicken.

Northwell Health recommends both turkey and chicken but gives turkey the edge in leanness: “When it comes to the healthiest meats that pack the biggest nutritional punch, turkey and chicken should be at the top of your (grocery) list, says Schiff. Both are about equal in terms of nutrition, with turkey tending to be leaner than chicken. Keep in mind poultry is healthiest if you remove the skin, which is the fattiest part.” And that last tip is key because eating either with the skin on turns a healthy meal option into an unhealthy one.

“The overwhelming consensus from registered dietitians is to look for lean cuts of meat. Opt for servings that deliver less than 10 grams of total fat, and 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat, which is about 3.5 ounces (think: deck of cards size),” writes The Healthy. They also share exactly why the nutrients contained in turkey are so good for you: “Turkey is one of the leaner proteins that’s also a great source of vitamin B6 and niacin, according to Sollid. These nutrients help support heart health, digestion, energy, brain function, and other bodily processes.”


 

3. Beef

Though most doctors and nutritionists recommend limiting red meat consumption, it is still full of beneficial proteins and nutrients. If you choose to eat red meat, experts recommend choosing lean cuts as is recommended with other meats.

“It gets a bad rap. While it can be unhealthy to eat too much fatty red meat, lean red meat doesn’t raise your cholesterol and contains nutrients like protein, vitamin B12, iron, niacin, and zinc. Beef tenderloin is a lean, delicious — and healthy — way to go,” writes WebMD. Flank steak is another great option for a lean cut of red meat.

And in keeping with the lean meat theme, Morning Chores says that “there was a time when beef was considered to be unhealthy. Now, it is being reported that as long as the beef is lean then you are good to go.” And just a reminder from them that, “beef is not an easy meat source to raise. They require a lot of land and resources to sustain them. Keep that in mind if you are considering raising your own healthy meats.” Just in case you were considering a farm.

“Ribeye steak is succulent, delicious, and abundant in vital nutrients like B vitamins, zinc, and selenium. But what you won’t find listed on the package are the numerous vitalizing compounds that ribeye provides,” writes Doctor Kiltz. And the site does list quite few of those compounds. And if you wanted to live off Ribeye alone? “In fact, ribeye is so loaded in nearly all essential nutrients that you can thrive on a diet of ribeye steak, salt, and water–known as the lion diet.”

4. Fish

A well-known source of healthy fats, fish deliver beneficial doses of Omega-3s. And the good news for people that struggle with the “fishy” taste in stronger tasting fish such as salmon is that many whitefish taste mild enough to simply take on the flavor of whatever seasoning or sauce they’re topped with.

Insteading recommends canned tuna or salmon, fresh salmon, or whitefish. “Canned fish isn’t necessarily healthier than fresh or frozen filet options, but I think it’s well worth including on this list. Canned salmon or tuna are easy, convenient pantry staples that won’t spoil.” And if you’re looking to replace red meat, they say salmon will do it: “The meaty fish is a perfect option to satisfy red meat and fish eaters alike.” And when it comes to whitefish, they share that “tilapia, basa, haddock are a few of [their] favorites,” and “lightly pan-fried white fish makes great fish tacos or fish burgers.”

If you’re choosing meat based on health benefits alone, Greatist writes that “eating fatty fish, in particular, may be associated with a slew of health benefits, including lower risk of heart disease and depression, improved brain health, and lower risk of postpartum depression, to name a few.” And in addition to being healthy, fish a time saver: “One of the best parts about fish is how quick and easy it is to prepare. Brush with olive oil, season with flaky salt and pepper, and grill, roast, or broil your way to a delicious and incredibly healthy meal.”

Fox recommends eating smaller fish and being mindful of mercury: “So, how much fish can you eat and be safe? It depends. Avoid large fish that eat other fish — tuna, swordfish and shark — and stick to smaller fish, which tend to contain less mercury than bigger fish. Local levels of mercury vary; check with your nearby fish and game agency to see which fish contain high levels of mercury.”

5. Bison

Bison has become extremely popular. Though it’s not inexpensive, many people have replaced the beef in their diets with bison. It’s essentially a healthier version of beef and it has a similar flavor profile.

WebMD writes that “this is one of the leanest red meats, which makes it healthier from the start. But there’s more: Compared to beef with the same fat content, bison doesn’t make as many of the fatty plaques that can clog your arteries and lead to heart disease.” If you’re a beef lover that at the same time worries about the risks of consuming it, switching to bison may be a great option.

“I was actually rather surprised by the latest studies on this meat. There was a time when buffalo was considered less healthy,” writes Morning Chores. And if you’re a burger lover: “I’m so glad that it is back to being considered healthy because some of the best burgers I have ever eaten were buffalo burgers. Just remember to keep this meat lean as well.”


 

Keep in mind that lean meats such as this are easily overcooked. Bison, if cooked too long will certainly dry out, leaving you with a hockey puck between your buns instead of a juicy burger.

Fox listed bison as number one on their list of the five healthiest meats. “No matter how good white meat can be it will never truly satiate the craving for red meat. Buffalo, however, can. It’s probably the reddest meat you’ll ever see and unlike beef, it’s pretty good for you. A hunk of buffalo has far less fat than steak and buffalo are generally grass-fed, which means healthier meat.” And if you want data: “Your typical lean hamburger (10 percent fat) contains about 0.32 oz (9 g) of fat. Buffalo burgers, on the other hand, contain less than half that, about 0.14 oz (4 g). Not bad for a tasty burger.”


 

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Klaus schwab was just saying to the audience at the world government conference that they should seek 'resilience' in 2023 as there may be 'black swan' events

 

I guess having a self-reliant source of food is a form of resilience to help ride out any upheval in the global markets

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1 hour ago, Macnamara said:

Klaus schwab was just saying to the audience at the world government conference that they should seek 'resilience' in 2023 as there may be 'black swan' events

 

I guess having a self-reliant source of food is a form of resilience to help ride out any upheval in the global markets

A heads up from the main man? 
Sounds like things are going to get a whole lot worse. 
Better get some good veg seeds and some chickens, maybe some goats too,  Ughh, more work! 
In the meantime it might be prudent to stock up on tins and grains from the supermarket. 

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3 hours ago, LastOneLeftInTheCounty said:

Better get some good veg seeds and some chickens, maybe some goats too, 

 

I save my own seeds when possible too, which saves a bit more cash. And the perennial veg is entering its second year this spring, so I'll see if it lives up to its name. 

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11 hours ago, Campion said:

 

I save my own seeds when possible too, which saves a bit more cash. And the perennial veg is entering its second year this spring, so I'll see if it lives up to its name. 

Nice! What veg is it? Cavelo Nero? I know that comes back, horseradish too.

A few years ago I successfully crossed and bred my own tomato breed, Big fat beef toms crossed with gardeners delight, it stabalized after 3 yrs of inbreeding,  it went down well with the locals but my seed backup lost its vigour so it still exists somewhere out there…

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57 minutes ago, LastOneLeftInTheCounty said:

Nice! What veg is it? Cavelo Nero? I know that comes back, horseradish too.

A few years ago I successfully crossed and bred my own tomato breed, Big fat beef toms crossed with gardeners delight, it stabalized after 3 yrs of inbreeding,  it went down well with the locals but my seed backup lost its vigour so it still exists somewhere out there…

 

I've not heard of Cavelo Nero, so I looked it up and it's a type of kale. My perennial kale is called cottager's kale which I think is more adapted to colder climates. It did seed last year but I didn't save those because I have enough plants. They're quite big plants though, but have become top heavy so I've staked them. 

I saved some tomato seeds too, but I was also growing two varieties, honeycombe (lovely flavour) and a plum tomato so I don't know how that will work out! The runner bean seeds should run true though. 

 

Lamb's lettuce is claimed to be perennial; it's survived the winter and I'll see if I get a decent crop this year. 

 

Jerusalem artichokes (unrelated to globe artichokes) are more filling, I use them like perennial potatoes so I reckon will be useful to fill the hungry gap in Spring. Not that I have enough space to aim for self-sufficiency, my garden's much too small for that! 

 

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I've not heard of Cavelo Nero, so I looked it up and it's a type of kale. My perennial kale is called cottager's kale which I think is more adapted to colder climates. It did seed last year but I didn't save those because I have enough plants. They're quite big plants though, but have become top heavy so I've staked them. 

I saved some tomato seeds too, but I was also growing two varieties, honeycombe (lovely flavour) and a plum tomato so I don't know how that will work out! The runner bean seeds should run true though. 

 

Lamb's lettuce is claimed to be perennial; it's survived the winter and I'll see if I get a decent crop this year. 

 

Jerusalem artichokes (unrelated to globe artichokes) are more filling, I use them like perennial potatoes so I reckon will be useful to fill the hungry gap in Spring. Not that I have enough space to aim for self-sufficiency, my garden's much too small for that! 

 

That sounds excellent, never thought about growing artichokes before. 
Yeah the old classic runner beans are always reliable, trying some White Lady this year along with Enorma f3s I think. They’re so easy to save every year. The ones that don’t get eaten I let them dry in the pod till crispy then shelled and dried indoors in the sun then sealed in a jar till next spring. 
Tried some Borlotti beans last year, they’re the tastiest beans I’ve ever eaten, 5 or 6 go great in stews to add a savoury delicious flavour, saved some over for seed this yr, exactly the same as runners. 
Blackcurrents and redcurrants are coming along nicely, still plenty to do and plenty to learn…

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While propagandists wage war on eggs, two studies reveal egg yolks mitigate vaccine-induced spike proteins

BY RHODA WILSON ON FEBRUARY 20, 2023  ( 3 
 

Two studies reveal egg yolks mitigate the vaccine-induced spike protein.  In the USA, several food processing plants and egg-laying facilities have mysteriously exploded or caught fire over the past year and farmers are saying chicken feed is stopping their hens from laying. Propagandists are blaming “bird flu” for the egg shortage and the subsequent soaring egg prices while at the same time nudging people to stop eating eggs.

Is this all just a coincidence? Or is it an orchestrated war on natural foods to ensure Bill Gates makes a fortune out of his fake eggs and people only have access to unhealthy synthetic food?

The propagandists have been working to nudge people to stop eating eggs.  The Wall Street Journal published an article last week stating “maybe you should skip breakfast” above an image of a masked man reaching for eggs.  In that image, The Wall Street Journal is linking disease and eggs.  Coupled with the headline the subtle message is “maybe you should skip eggs to stay healthy.” 

image-149.png?resize=514%2C524&ssl=1 To Save Money, Maybe You Should Skip Breakfast, The Wall Street Journal, 14 February 2023

The article is behind a paywall but, from what we can see, the second paragraph stated: “Egg prices increased 8.5% in January from a month earlier and are up 70.1% over the past year, the highest annual rate since 1973. The deadliest avian-influenza outbreak on record has devastated poultry flocks across the US, leading the price of eggs to rise more than any other grocery item in 2022, according to Information Resources Inc. US egg inventories were 29% lower in the final week of December 2022 than at the beginning of 2022, according to the USDA.”

This wasn’t the first recent attempt by the propaganda machine to demonise eggs.  Last year, for example, Express UK reported that a “nutrient found in eggs [was] linked to an enhanced risk of blood clotting.”  No mention that covid injections caused blot clots but rather eggs – an everyday food that we have been eating regularly for millennia – caused blood clots.

Blood clots typically form in the veins of the legs, arm and groin. It is when they break off and travel to other parts of the body, such as the lungs, that they pose a risk. Typically risk factors for blood clotting include surgery, cancer, and pregnancy. The findings from one small study, however, imply that a nutrient found in eggs and meat may also increase the risk of blood clotting.

Blood clots: Nutrient found in eggs linked to an enhanced risk of blood clotting – study, Express, 26 January 2022

Why has the propaganda machine been making out eggs are bad for us?  One reason is Bill Gates’s obsession with laboratory-made foods.  Perhaps another reason is that naturally produced egg yolks mitigate the effects of the vaccine-induced spike proteins.

Bill Gates’ Fake Foods and Philanthrocapitalism

In September 2013, a radical ‘artificial egg’ backed by Paypal billionaire Peter Thiel and Bill Gates went on sale in US supermarkets for the first time. The company – Beyond Eggs which later became Hampton Creek Foods – said its plant-based eggs “could soon be available in supermarkets worldwide,” the Daily Mailreported in 2013. “The [company] is already in talks with major food manufacturers around the world – including several in the UK, to replace eggs in supermarket products with their alternative.”

Hampton Creek has since been renamed Eat Just and now also sells plant-based meats under the brand name Beyond Meat. The founder, Josh Tetrick, started with just $3,000 in his bank account.  By mid-2022, Eat Just was worth $1.2 billion.

In a 2016 blog post, Bill Gates made a case for egg production as a way to fight poverty and improve nutrition in malnourished populations.  As you can guess, there was a catch to Gates’ “philanthropy”:

Alongside partners throughout sub-Saharan Africa, we are working to create sustainable market systems for poultry. It’s especially important for these systems to make sure farmers can buy birds that have been properly vaccinated. [Emphasis our own]

Why I would raise chickens, Gates Notes, 7 June 2016

After Gates’ covid “vaccination” programme, we are left with no doubt that “properly vaccinated” does not mean “protection against disease” or for our “health and well-being.”  As an advocate for depopulation with an enormous appetite for profiteering from and controlling everything in our world, his aim is certainly not to alleviate poverty by ensuring good quality natural food is easily and cheaply available.

Further reading:

Egg shortage and inflation strangely timed with revelation that yolks naturally mitigate covid “vaccine” spike proteins

Republished from Natural News

Before the sudden shortage of eggs and associated price inflation we are now seeing spread across the USA, which they are blaming on “avian flu,” two studies were published to suggest that egg yolks are a cure for covid.

The first study, published in January 2021, is titled: ‘Chicken Egg Yolk Antibodies (IgYs) block the binding of multiple SARS-CoV-2 spike protein variants to human ACE2’. Part of its abstract reads as follows:

Our results show that the anti-Spike-S1 IgYs showed significant neutralising potency against SARS-CoV-2 pseudovirus, various spike protein mutants, and even SARS-CoV in vitro. It might be a feasible tool for the prevention and control of ongoing covid-19.

The second study, published in November 2022, is called: ‘Immunoglobulin yolk targeting spike 1, receptor binding domain of spike glycoprotein and nucleocapsid of SARS-CoV-2 blocking RBD-ACE2 binding interaction’. Part of its abstract reads as follows:

Coronavirus disease (covid)-19 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has become a global pandemic disease that has social and economic chaos. An alternative mitigation strategy may involve the use of specific immunoglobulin (Ig)-Y derived from chicken eggs.”

Our results demonstrated that S1,RBD,N-IgY was able to inhibit RBD-ACE2 binding interaction in vitro, suggesting its potential use in blocking virus entry. Our study also demonstrated proof-of-concept that laying hens were able to produce this specific IgY, which could block the viral binding and large production of this specific IgY is feasible.

Both studies, published two years apart by different authors, make the same conclusion: that ordinary egg yolks contain nutrients that function as neutralising agents for covid spike proteins. And right on cue, eggs are now disappearing from store shelves while what little supply remains becomes unaffordable for the average person.

If it helps protect your health, the US government wants it gone

It is no coincidence that once the cat was let out of the bag about the anti-covid benefits of eggs, laying hens suddenly had to be purged because of “bird flu,” leaving behind empty shelves and high prices at the grocery store.

Egg prices have spiked up 60 per cent over the past year while some stores limit the sale of eggs to two cartons per customer. This is exactly what fake president Joe Biden threatened would happen as part of his regime’s plans to “increase and disseminate more rapidly [sic] food shortages” – these were the Paedophile-in-Chief’s exact words during a conversation he recently had with European leaders.

“So here you have the president [sic] of the United States pledging to increase food shortages at a press conference,” reported AllNewsPipeline about Biden’s admissions.

“That seemed like a newsworthy event, but not a single news organisation in this country seemed to notice it happened. Nor did the White House correct it. But others were watching. So, within days, that clip wound up on social media and Facebook flagged it immediately as ‘false news’.”

Tucker Carlson of FOX News is one of the few to address Biden’s statements, which point towards the intentional destruction of the United States food supply as the globalist-led deep state launches the next phase of its Great Reset: replacing meat and eggs with insects and worms.

Then we have all the food processing plants and egg-laying facilities that have mysteriously exploded or caught fire over the past year. There is simply no way that all of this happening together at the exact same time is just a coincidence.

“Everybody should start raising chickens today,” one commenter on a story wrote. “Even just a couple of chickens will help guarantee you have some high-quality protein every day.”

The latest news about the government’s ongoing assault against health and food freedom can be found at Tyranny.news.

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45 minutes ago, Talorgan said:

How much farm , agricultural good food production land being taken out of use ?

A lot soon enough I’d imagine, all about the money. 

It’s like a giant pyramid scheme, small farmers can no longer turn a profit so they sell up to the guy above them or do something like solar panels (for a while). 

Time goes on and the large guy with large machinery and two thousand acres can no longer turn a profit so he sells up to the guy above him etc etc. 


As more land gets into fewer hands, there’ll be 10 or 15 farmers ( by that time, corporations) who will own all agricultural land and businesses in the uk. They will answer to parliament and the supermarkets, who will eventually buy them out too, making way for WEF  and their dominion. 

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13 hours ago, Velma said:

Some supermarkets have started rationing fruit and vegetables as shelves continue to remain bare across the UK with the weather and rising wholesale prices responsible for the action.

 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/supermarkets-ration-fruit-veg-shelves-29272233

More Bullshit! they are trying to drive us crazy, I feel sorry for the Royals what are they gonna do ? Camilla and Catherine will have to do without their cucumbers for a few weeks .

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What sticks in my craw is not the cucumbers, but the fact that we used to produce them and now there is a scarcity. I am a native of the Clyde Valley which was once the ‘fruit basket’ of Scotland. Like most local kids, we picked fruit during the summer holidays for pocket money. I witnessed its decline and can still see the derelict glasshouses all around. There are some orchards, but a fraction of what there before. Today, there is only one tomato grower left. The Clyde Valley is now a succession of garden centres.

 

https://www.scotsman.com/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/how-clyde-valley-was-once-fruit-basket-scotland-613747

 

 

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