Thu, 8 July 2021
Recipe for shrimp burgers at bottom of this page!
On today's show, I discuss creating your own food system that is free from corporate control and systems that we attempting to control our entire food system.
Consider this: the US beef supply is 85% controlled by 4 companies and these companies are openly advocating for non-meat foods, fake meat, and the end of factory farming. At the outset, this sounds promising as CAFO systems (concentrated animal feeding operations) are not beneficial for the environment, the animals, the workers, and in most cases, the neighborhoods they exist in.
I have visited the northern Colorado town of Loveland and Ft. Collins many times in the last 20 years and depending on the wind direction the stench from Greely CO can be smelled over 25 miles away. That stench is from the JBS slaughterhouse facility in Greely. Trust me, CAFOs and industrial slaughterhouses are disgusting places no matter the protein, beef, chicken, pork, lamb, etc.
I have advocated for direct farm purchasing since 2004 in an attempt to help people eat higher quality protein and to protect the family farm. These CAFOs suck, but they supply the vast majority of the protein we eat.
However, we can do something about it and I recommend we start to decentralize ourselves from these systems NOW. I addition to the ridiculous prices I am seeing for this low-quality CAFO protein these companies are advocating for fake meat and ending the animal ag system.
These fake meats are not good. As a reformed vegan, I tasted many of them in my desperate search for the protein my body craved during the 5 months I was vegan. These “foods” are nothing but science projects with a ton of nasty ingredients like stabilizers, fillers, additives, GMOs, and other fake stuff.
Even the ex-CEO of Whole Foods John Macke advised NOT eating these foods, said we are better off with beef than this fake meat. I think he is dead wrong about fake meat benefiting the environment as the core ingredients are GMO. The vegan community holds these new companies up as the saviors of the world but I see them as repugnant profiteers and corrupt actors.
Basically, anything Bill Gates invests in I want no part of, except farmland, that is good, but the fact that he owns it is bad IMO. This creep is invested in just about every fake protein company that exists, as well as most vaccine companies and he owns many shares of GMO seed companies. But he trusts the science and wants to save our over-heating planet so it’s all good!
Here are a few things I suggest we all start doing now to secure our own food supply and build the systems we need to stay free of this corporate takeover. I believe these are all import, do whatever you can from this list ASAP.
Some links mentioned in the show:
Hot Planet? Why So Much Effort To Suppress Record Cold
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