As reported by Organic Insider,1 The GMO industry, which is funded, supported and championed by the tech and chemical industries, is now looking to replace animal products like beef, poultry, dairy and fish with synthetic biology, cultured meat, precision fermentation, cell and gene based . edited food.
Companies involved in creating these types of fake foods even participated in this year’s Natural Products Expo West, which has historically been reserved for all-natural and organic companies. Alan Lewis, Vice President of Advocacy for Natural Grocers, commented on the presence of foodtech companies at Expo 2022:two
“It seems that even with all the intelligence and knowledge of the natural products community, we have not understood that we are being targeted by a coordinated global campaign to force the adoption of synthetic products into natural channels. The campaign is the spawn of the notorious GMO lobby, now emboldened and backed by tech tycoons.”
The great reset in action
A food target of The Great Reset was even declared during that Expo. Keying in on it, Nick McCoy of Whipstitch Capital stated that “the only way we’re going to meet demand, as a planet, is through cultured meat.” It’s an outright lie, but it works well for those pushing the Great Reset agenda. Key arguments in favor of synthetic meats include:
- Sustainability: Livestock farming is not sustainable as it requires large amounts of land. Synthetic meats can be produced using a small footprint of land and can be produced much faster, to keep up with the growing demand for food.
- Fight climate change: It’s more environmentally friendly than raising livestock, which is a source of methane gas.
- Animal welfare: it is humane, since animals are not killed to feed humans
However, all of these arguments are probably false and are nothing more than a flimsy appearance to hide the truth, which is that the switch to patented foods is about creating population control through dependency.
The EAT Forum, co-founded by the Wellcome Trust, has developed what they call “The Planetary Health Diet”.3 designed to be applied to the world population. It involves reducing the intake of meat and dairy by up to 90%, and largely replacing it with laboratory-made foods, along with cereals and oil.
Its largest initiative is called FReSH, which aims to transform the food system by working with biotech and fake meat companies to replace whole foods with lab-created alternatives. Once the tech giants have control of meat, dairy, grains, and oils, they will profit from and control the food supply, and the private companies that control the food supply will ultimately too. they will control entire countries and populations.
Biotechnology will eventually take farmers and ranchers out of the equation, thereby removing any hope of food security. So the work being done in the name of sustainability and saving the planet is really about transferring control of populations to private corporations.
Those corporations, in turn, are funded and/or owned by the same globalist cabal that is trying to “reset” everything else in society. And, like the rest of the Great Reset agenda, the planned changes to the food supply are to the detriment of the world’s population. It will lead to lower levels of health, more chronic disease, and ultimately shorter life expectancies.
Synthetic biology is GMO junk food on steroids
As Michael Hansen, Ph.D., a senior scientist at Consumer Reports, pointed out, alternatives to meat and dairy are actually junk food and GMOs on steroids. Nothing good can come of transitioning from real animal foods to man-made alternatives:4
“Companies call these things ‘synthetic biology’ and ‘fermentation technology,’ but all of these foods are GMOs. They’re using terms that people don’t understand, so people don’t realize these are GMO ingredients.
These are often highly processed foods, which are associated with higher calorie intake and weight gain, according to one study.5 of the National Institute of Health.
And while these companies may be perceived as tech startups, the products they produce are designed to fit into an industrial food system, and society is clearly moving against this trend and toward a more agroecological food system.
In addition, they are introducing novel genetically modified proteins into the food supply that will have unknown potential impacts on the human microbiome and the environment, and these companies are self-affirming GRAS with the FDA, a voluntary process that is both incredibly problematic and very, very below consumer protection.
Cultured meat does not spare the lives of animals
cultured meat,6 or cell-based meat, is produced from animal tissue cells which are then grown into larger slabs. One of its main selling points is that you can eat your meat without harming an animal.
However, what the PR leaves out is that a key ingredient for growing the cells is fetal bovine serum (FBS), which is made from the blood of fetal cows. FBS is used because it is a universal growth medium (meaning any cell can grow in it, while other media are cell-specific) and it contains growth factors that prevent cell death. In 2017, Slate magazine detailed the gruesome FBS mining process:7
“If a cow that comes to the slaughterhouse is pregnant, the cow is slaughtered and bled, and then the fetus is removed from its mother and taken to a blood collection room.
The fetus, which remains alive during the following process to ensure the quality of the blood, has a needle inserted into the heart. Its blood is then drained until the fetus dies, a death that usually lasts about five minutes. This blood is then refined and the resulting extract is FBS.”
This is false advertising at its finest. Eating cultured meat means you’re not just eating an animal that was killed at the end of its life, you’re eating food made from an animal that was slaughtered even before it was born. That’s a pretty weird way to promote animal welfare, if you ask me.
The reality is that you need fetuses from both cows and calves to make cultured meat. According to Christiana Musk, founder of Flourish*ink, cultured meat is “meat without sacrifice.”8 But clearly, that is a lie, seeing as how it is meat involving the slaughter of calves.
The fact that you are not eating the meat of that calf does not mean that it has not died for you to eat meat. What’s worse, they threw away the meat of that calf and sacrificed its life just to draw its blood, which seems to me far more barbaric and inhumane than slaughtering and eating an adult cow.
Aside from general ethical considerations, cultured meat does not meet vegetarian requirements,9 and religious objections could also be raised. Jews and Christians, for example, are biblically prohibited from consuming the blood of any animal, and in cultured meat, blood is a key ingredient.
Beyond Meat faces class action lawsuit over false claims
Currently, Singapore is the only country that has approved cultured meat for commercial sale but, so far, it is a losing venture. As reported by the Daily Mail,10 FSB sells for $1,000 per liter, so cultured meat would have to sell for $200,000 per pound to break even.
In the US and elsewhere, another type of beef alternative that doesn’t cost a fortune has taken the market by storm, namely plant-based meat substitutes like Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat. I previously exposed the heavy processing and questionable ingredients found in these products.
Beyond meat: the main ingredientseleven of which include pea protein, canola oil and rice protein, is now facing a class action lawsuit alleging the company has been misrepresenting the protein content and/or quality, and overall nutritional benefit, of nine different products . As reported by ClassAction.org:12
“According to the proposed class action lawsuit, a number of claims made by the company regarding nutritional and protein benefits are ‘false and misleading.’
Specifically, the 46-page complaint from Illinois alleges that the plant-based meat substitute company ‘misestimates and exaggerates’ the protein content and protein quality of its products.
The lawsuit also alleges that Beyond Meat misleads consumers into believing that its products provide nutritional benefits equivalent to those provided by traditional meat-based foods…
The case asserts that industry-standard tests conducted by the six plaintiffs revealed that many Beyond Meat items contained less protein than stated on their respective product labels… Worse, the lawsuit says, the Percent Daily Value of protein in each of the items is ‘a tiny fraction’ of what Beyond Meat claims…
‘For example, Defendant’s 16oz Beyond Beef Plant-Based Ground Patties, which are labeled ’20G per serving’ and ‘40% DV’ for protein, actually contain 19G per serving based on nitrogen tests and 7% DV for protein. This represents a 5% shortfall for protein content and a 33% shortfall for %DV protein.’”
Beware of unhealthy fats
Aside from the fact that you don’t get the amount of protein you think you do from Beyond Meat, a much bigger concern has to do with the fats it contains: canola oil. There is no animal fat in these plant-based meat substitutes. Instead, you get industrial seed oil, which is the worst possible fat.
High amounts can cause serious problems, as it acts as a metabolic poison that remains in cells for up to seven years. I am convinced that excess LA in the modern diet is a key contributor to all chronic diseases.
To be clear, LA is the only fat you definitely want to minimize in your diet. Anything above 10 grams a day is likely to cause health problems. For more information on the harmful mechanisms of LA, see “How Linoleic Acid Wrecks Your Health.” In my view, replacing real animal foods with fake substitutes, regardless of how they’re made, is one of the worst ideas in human history.
In short, there are no benefits, neither for the environment, human nutrition or animal welfare, only dangers and false claims. So if you value your health, you’d do well to stay away from animal-based food substitutes, whether they’re meat, poultry, fish, or dairy substitutes.