News regarding the dangers of GMOs and biotech, and the advantages of organic sustainable agriculture.
Jack Algiere has always been a tinkerer. As a child in the 1980s, he would repair and swap out engines in the broken equipment on his family’s farm, often figuring out exactly what he was building as he went along. “It’s just part of growing up on a farm,” he said. “We made it work, and we made it.” Algiere grew up in an era when it was second nature for farmers to fix their equipment—before farm equipment manufacturers like John Deere and others started incorporating proprietary software, parts, and tools only accessible to authorized dealerships. Now, amid a growing “right to repair” movement pushing farm equipment manufacturers to shift their practices, some have gone a step further by calling for a new, production model altogether, built on an open-source system. Under this model, farm equipment is designed to be easily modified and repaired by relying on accessible, universal parts, while sharing or licensing the design specifications and source code.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom this week claimed he was taking major action to address the drought affecting California and the West. More than 90% of California is in severe drought, up from 65% just one year ago. In truth, Newsom is starving California of both water and energy. We are in the worst energy crisis in 50 years and yet Newsom is planning to shut down the largest single source of energy in California, Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. Meanwhile, he has failed to build a single new large water project, despite the fact that California voters in 2014 passed a $2.7 billion water bond to pay for them. The result of Newsom’s leadership failures could be catastrophic. California is the fifth largest producer of food in the world. We are the largest producer of dairy and food in the U.S. Over a third of America’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts are grown here. And producing food requires water. Already the world faces terrible famines because of an energy crisis created in part by pro-scarcity environmentalists. Now, Newsom’s actions, and inaction, are making scarcity worse.
The "Bird Flu Pandemic" scare has been employed to create fear in the public from time to time and to use as an excuse to attack small-scale poultry farmers who raise their chickens and turkeys outdoors on pasture, rather than in confined huge warehouses that the commercial industry operates. President George W. Bush was the first one to declare a "Bird Flu Pandemic" back in 2006, with apocalyptic warnings of imminent danger that kicked in massive federal funding to develop a new flu shot that incorporated this new "virus." The pandemic never came, but people made a lot of money off of it, and they went after small-scale poultry producers to protect the large commodity poultry operations from competition. They recycled the dreaded "Bird Flu Pandemic" again in 2015 during the Obama administration, and again began destroying poultry, especially in Iowa, the state that produces the most eggs. This announcement of a "pandemic" allowed them to take certain measures and create fear among the public, but once again, nothing really came of it, other than the fact that some poultry operations lost a lot of money, while the vaccine manufacturers profited. So here we are now in 2022, fresh off the biggest and most successful "pandemic" in the history of the world, COVID-19, which has created tremendous wealth for the pharmaceutical industry while destroying many lives and economies of the working class, with another announced "Bird Flu Pandemic" to create more fear and earn more profits for Big Pharma, and to again target small-scale producers as part of the Great Reset the Globalists are implementing to move as many people as possible off of a meat diet to a plant-based diet all in the name of "saving the planet." Former CDC Director under Donald Trump, Robert Redfield, has announced that this new "pandemic," which has yet to happen, will be far worse than COVID, proving once again that all these "pandemics" are first hatched in the minds of the Globalists and then announced prior to them happening as if they have the gift of prophecy. But just like COVID, it is all hype and fear with little-to-no substance, and this one is an old one that is being recycled. There is virtually no evidence that an avian flu can be spread to humans and the CDC actually admits this (for now).
Contamination of U.S. Food Supply Worsens as 50% of Foods Tested Contained Cancer-Causing Glyphosate Herbicide
The Detox Project recently published their latest results from the most comprehensive glyphosate testing of food products ever conducted in the U.S., showing that the contamination of the U.S. food supply with the cancer-causing herbicide glyphosate is becoming significantly worse since their first report published 5 years ago. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in the world's most heavily used herbicide, Roundup. So even though it has widely been shown that glyphosate is linked to higher rates of cancer, getting it out of the food supply is no easy task. What is particularly concerning is that even foods labeled as being "USDA Organic" or labeled as free from GMO contamination, also test positive for the presence of glyphosate. Many people, for example, choose gluten free alternatives to wheat, thinking that it is a healthy choice, but the grains, nuts, and seeds that make up most gluten free products are heavily contaminated with glyphosate as well. My own company, Healthy Traditions, began testing all of the food we sell for the presence of glyphosate back in 2014, when we did our own testing and investigation and found that most of our certified organic grains that we were selling at the time were contaminated with glyphosate. We were shocked to learn that the National Organic Program for USDA certification allows for smaller amounts of glyphosate to be present even in foods certified organic. So we mostly abandoned the USDA Organic program, and started testing all of our food ourselves, practicing strict batch control so that we could trace each batch back to the producer. We now do our own testing for glyphosate, and also for GMOs, as many foods advertised as being free from GMOs, also contain small amounts of GMO DNA, especially American corn.
Two weeks after the Russia-Ukraine crisis began, the world is quickly moving toward a food crisis that could affect millions of people. A spillover of the crisis could soon spark agricultural mayhem in the US. The curtailment of agricultural exports from Russia and Ukraine will have dramatic knock-on effects on global food supplies. Both countries are known as the 'breadbasket of the world' and are responsible for a quarter of the international wheat trade, about a fifth of corn, and 12% of all calories traded globally. Another major problem is access to fertilizers, as Russia has banned exports of the nutrients. It's not whether or not there will be a food crisis. It's how big that crisis will be.
Are you interested in joining or starting local food distribution clubs to develop food security for you and your family should the corporate commodity food distribution system collapse? This year's Rogue Food Conference is being held in Florida next week. My company, Healthy Traditions, will have a booth and representative present this year.
Are the Globalists Intentionally Destroying the Food Supply Chain to Create a Crisis of Hunger and Starvation?
About 6,500 people were told to evacuate their homes in Winston-Salem, North Carolina today, when a fire broke out overnight at a fertilizer plant that Winston-Salem Fire Chief Trey Mayo said contained "an estimated 5,000 tons of finished fertilizer." The cause of the fire is not known. The facility is inspected by the fire department yearly, Mayo said. The last inspection was in December, and no violations were found. Taken in isolation, this news story would not be very alarming in terms of its impact on food production in the U.S., as fires at fertilizer plants do happen from time to time and are not that rare. The main focus of this news story being reported in the corporate media today is the safety of those close to the fire, as it should be. But when one considers the fact that the U.S. still imports a significant portion of its fertilizer from China, which stopped exporting phosphate to the U.S. in September last year to allegedly save their supplies for their own farmers, and that potassium chloride from potash comes mainly from Saskatchewan, Canada, where truckers are now protesting COVID vaccine mandates with little to no traffic coming across the borders which is fueling major concerns about fertilizer shortages, and that on top of all that many state organizations for corn, wheat and soybean producers sent a letter to the second largest fertilizer company in the U.S. last December complaining that "tariff barriers" from the second largest fertilizer company in the U.S. were preventing them from buying fertilizers from Morocco and Russia, suggests that perhaps something much more sinister is in play here, with potential disastrous results later this year. When the United States was founded in the 1700s, about 90% of the population was employed in agriculture. By the time Abraham Lincoln became President, that number had dropped down below 50%. Today, less than 1% of the U.S. population is employed in agriculture, and just a handful of companies control the food supply, here in the U.S. and around the world. Our agricultural system is heavily dependent on technology today, as mass production of food has caused a major depletion of our soil, which is dependent on fertilizers to grow crops today: no fertilizers, no crops, no food.
As we approach a winter of discontent and Global food systems go from bad to worse, there’s trouble in paradise. At the root of these problems, Government responses to COVID-19 have contributed to a six-fold increase in famine-like conditions as global supply chains collapse, and field trials for gene-edited crops and farm animals begin in the UK. Against this perfect storm, the UN’s World Food Systems Summit convened last month, with Member States joining the private sector, civil society groups and researchers, to bring about “tangible, positive changes” to the world’s food systems, and as the story goes, “drive recovery from COVID-19.” But even if we could solve our problems using the same logic that created them, there are deeper, institutional problems undermining the integrity of the Summit. Specifically, its corporate capture by one man, whose vision of the future of food security places the interests of civil society and farming communities in a different universe to the corporations he is beholden to. A household name on the world stage of disaster-capitalism, there is more to Bill Gates than doomsayer-general terrorising the world’s population into a permanent state of suspended animation, and it typically involves the future of food security. In less than a decade, Gates has become America’s largest private farmland owner, acquiring more than 269,000 acres of prime farmland in the US, including the 100 Circles Farm where fast food giant McDonald’s potatoes are grown. Gates effectively owns McDonald’s fries, his commitment to public health aside.
Are You Prepared to NOT Die This Winter? Time to Pay Attention to the “Preppers” if You Want to Survive
The online "prepper" community has probably produced more false prophets over the past couple of decades than any other online community. With every pending catastrophe facing society, their "Chicken Little the Sky is Falling" doomsday message always seems to fall short of predicting the collapse of society. I was a big part of this online prepper community starting back in 1997, as I began to prepare my family for what could have been one of those catastrophic events that seemed at the time to be possibly pending, Y2K, where the world's computers changed the year on their internal clocks from 1999 to 2000. Fortunately, and possibly due in a large degree to the Y2K fear, the IT community made mammoth changes to try and prevent this from happening, and those fears never materialized. I never apologized for being a "false prophet," however, because spending almost 3 years studying how fragile our supply chain was, and how dependent people were on the economic "system," forced me to make some major changes in my life and how I viewed the world's economic system. In 1998 I moved my family to my wife's home country, the Philippines, where we renovated her family's long abandoned farm house in a remote mountainside community where we began to live in preparation for the Y2K events to unfold. Y2K passed and the world survived, and I began to publish much of what I learned about sustainable, traditional food and herb production in the Philippines on the Internet, which soon grew into a business that I could support my family with, and bless many other people with as well. Today, if you are unfamiliar with the "prepper" mindset as we head into the winter of 2021-22, your life may be in imminent danger, and the "Chicken Little the Sky is Falling" doomsday prophets may finally be coming true. And if it is, many of you reading this today may end up dying, especially if you have not stored up food, have no reserve water plans in place, and have no alternative energy plan in place if you live in a cold climate where you would not survive more than a night or two without heat. I hope I am wrong, again. I really do! But it is never fruitless to make preparation plans for something that may never happen. It produced a new business and way of life for me, back in 2000. I have never regretted becoming a "prepper" and planning for the destruction of our modern, fragile, economic system. But if you are dependent on the "system" to always be there to protect you in times of national emergencies, your life may be hanging by a thread right now if that system collapses, and you have no plans in place for such an event.
Supply Chain Problems Becoming Critical: UK Farmers To Cull 120,000 Pigs Amid Labor Shortages – Global Transport Systems Collapse Looms
Britain may be entering a prolonged period of crisis now, one that may be on par or even exceeds the emergencies of the late 1970s. Brits face a gasoline shortage because of the lack of truck drivers, dwindling natural gas supplies, and soaring power bills. There's also been food shortages and panic buying of essential goods that have driven up prices and made the situation much worse. A more extended crisis is occurring within the country's food supply chain. The latest figures from the National Pig Association (NPA) warn 120,000 pigs will be culled because of labor shortage. The food industry is just one of the many industries experiencing severe disruptions and chaos that could trigger a "winter of discontent" for many Brits. A group of international transport organizations issued a chilling warning of the potential collapse of supply chains in the coming months, and they’re asking world leaders to do something to avert what could be a catastrophe. In an open letter released this week, they spelled out the stakes of continued delays caused by pandemic protocols. They asked the UN, the World Health Organization and anyone else listening to intervene to prevent a “global transport systems collapse.” According to the leaders of the shipping industry, nobody is listening, and a global disaster could be the result.