As reported by Organic Insider,1 the GMO industry — which is funded, supported and championed by the engineering and chemical industries — is now trying to replace animal products such as beef, poultry, dairy and fish with synthetic biology, cultured meat, precision fermentation, processed foods.
Companies involved in making these kinds of fake foods have even participated in this year’s Natural Products Expo West, which has traditionally been reserved for all-natural and organic companies. Alan Lewis, vice president of advocacy at Natural Grocers, commented on the presence of food tech companies at the 2022 Expo:2
“It seems that even with all the cleverness and sleight of hand in the natural products community, we have not understood that we are the target of a coordinated global campaign to force the adoption of synthetics into natural channels. The campaign stems from the infamous GMO lobby, now encouraged and supported by technology tycoons.”
The big reset in action
A food goal of The Great Reset was even declared during that Expo. In his keynote presentation, Whipstitch Capital’s Nick McCoy stated, “The only way we as a planet can meet demand is through cultured meat.” It’s an outright lie, but one that works well for those pushing The Great Reset’s agenda. Important arguments for synthetic meat include:
- Sustainability — Raising livestock is unsustainable because it requires large amounts of land. Synthetic meat can be produced with a small footprint on land, and it can be produced much faster to meet the growing demand for food
- Fighting Climate Change — It’s more environmentally friendly than raising livestock, which is a source of methane gas
- Animal Welfare — It’s humane, as no animals are killed for human food
However, these arguments are all demonstrably false and nothing more than a thin layer to obscure the truth that the shift to proprietary 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’s population. It means reducing meat and dairy intake by up to 90% and largely replacing it with lab-made foods, along with grains and oil.
Their biggest initiative is called FReSH, which aims to transform the food system by partnering with biotech and fake meat companies to replace whole foods with lab-created alternatives. Once tech giants control meat, dairy, grains and oils, they will be the ones to profit from and control the food supply, and the private companies that control the food supply will eventually control countries and entire populations.
Biotech will eventually push farmers and ranchers out of the equation, eliminating any hope of food security. So the work being done in the name of sustainability and saving the planet is really about shifting control of the population to private companies.
Those companies, in turn, are financed and/or owned by the same globalist cabal that tries to “reset” everything else in society. And, like the rest of The Great Reset agenda, the planned changes to the food supply are at the expense of the world’s population. It will lead to lower health, more chronic diseases and ultimately a shorter lifespan.
Synthetic biology is GMO junk food on steroids
As noted by Michael Hansen, Ph.D., a senior staff scientist at Consumer Reports, meat and dairy alternatives are basically all junk foods and GMOs on steroids. Nothing good can come of the transition from real animal foods to man-made alternatives:4
“Companies call this ‘synthetic biology’ and ‘fermentation technology’, but these foods are all just GMOs. They use terms that people don’t understand so people won’t realize these are GMO ingredients.
These are often highly processed foods, which are linked to increased calorie intake and weight gain, according to a study.5 from the National Institute of Health.
And while these companies can be seen 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 towards a more agro-ecological based food system.
In addition, they are introducing new genetically engineered proteins into the food supply that will have unknown potential impacts on the human microbiome and the environment, and these companies are self-confirming GRAS status with the FDA, a voluntary process that is incredibly problematic and deeply flawed. in protecting the consumer.”
Cultured meat does not save animal lives
farmed meat,6 or cell-based meat, is produced from animal tissue cells which are then grown into larger slabs. One of the main selling points is that you can eat your beef without harming an animal.
What the PR omits, however, is that a key ingredient to help the cells grow is fetal bovine serum (FBS), which is made from the blood of cow fetuses. FBS is used because it is a universal growth medium (meaning any cell can grow in it, while other media are cell specific) and contains growth factors that prevent cell death. In 2017, Slate magazine described the horrific process of FBS extraction:7
“If a cow coming for slaughter is pregnant, the cow is slaughtered and bled, after which the fetus is removed from the mother and taken to a blood collection room.
The fetus, which remains alive during the next process to ensure blood quality, has a needle in the heart. The blood is then drained until the fetus dies, a death that usually takes about five minutes. This blood is then refined and the resulting extract is FBS.”
This is false advertising at its best. 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 sacrificed before it was even born. That’s a pretty bizarre way to promote animal welfare, if you ask me.
The reality is that they need both cows and calf fetuses to make farmed beef. According to Christiana Musk, founder of Flourish*ink, cultured meat is “meat without slaughter”.8 But that’s clearly a lie, when you see what the meat is like where baby calves are slaughtered.
Just because you don’t eat that calf’s flesh doesn’t mean it didn’t die so you could eat meat. Worse, that calf’s flesh was thrown away and its life was sacrificed to drain its blood, which seems to me far more barbaric and inhumane than slaughtering and eating an adult cow.
Aside from general ethical considerations, farmed beef does not meet vegetarian requirements,9 and one could also raise religious objections. For example, Jews and Christians are – Biblically speaking – forbidden to consume the blood of any animal, and in cultured meat, blood is an important ingredient.
Beyond Meat faces class action lawsuit over fake claims
At present, Singapore is the only country to have approved cultured meat for commercial sale, but so far it has been a lost endeavor. As reported by the Daily Mail,10 FSB sells for $1,000 a liter, so cultured meat would have to sell for $200,000 a pound to break even.
In the US and elsewhere, another kind of beef alternative that doesn’t cost a fortune to make has taken the market by storm, namely plant-based meat substitutes like Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat. I’ve previously exposed the heavy processing and questionable ingredients that go into these products.
Beyond Meat – the main ingredients11 including pea protein, canola oil and rice protein – is now facing a class action lawsuit alleging the company misrepresents 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, some of the company’s claims regarding both protein and nutritional benefits are ‘false and misleading’.
Specifically, the 46-page complaint from Illinois alleges that the plant-based meat replacement company “misunderstands and overestimates” the protein content and protein quality of its products.
The lawsuit also alleges that Beyond Meat is misleading consumers into believing that its products provide the same nutritional benefits as traditional meat-based foods…
The case alleges that industry-standard tests conducted by the six plaintiffs have found that many Beyond Meat products contain less protein than indicated on their respective product labels… Worse, the lawsuit says the daily value percentage of protein in each of the items is “a small fraction’ of what Beyond Meat claims…
For example, Defendant’s Beyond Beef Plant-Based Ground 16oz Patties, which is labeled as ’20G per serving’ and ‘40% RDA’ for protein, actually contains 19G per serving by nitrogen testing and 7% RDA for protein. This represents a 5% underfill for protein content and a 33% underfill for % DV for protein.’”
Watch out for unhealthy fats
Aside from not getting the amount of protein you think you’re getting from Beyond Meat, a much bigger concern has to do with the fats it contains — canola oil. These vegetable meat substitutes do not contain animal fat. Instead, you get industrial seed oil, the worst possible fat.
Large amounts can cause serious problems as it acts like a metabolic poison that stays in your cells for up to seven years. I am convinced that excessive LA in the modern diet is a major cause of all chronic diseases.
To be clear, LA is the one fat you absolutely want to minimize in your diet. Anything over 10 grams per day is likely to cause ill health. To learn more about LA’s harmful mechanisms, see “How Linoleic Acid Harms Your Health.” In my opinion, replacing real animal foods with fake substitutes, no matter how they’re made, is one of the worst ideas in human history.
Simply put, there are no benefits – not for the environment, human nutrition or animal welfare – just dangers and false claims. So if you value your health, you would do well not to use any animal food substitutes, be it beef, poultry, fish or dairy substitutes.