Food Gratitude

My first deep dive down the conspiracy theory trail was not Geoengineering/Weather Modification, though that’s where I find myself most often these days. Rather, it was food, and health.

I was already well down that particular trail for years before attending a very large conference in Washington, DC where one of the hot topics was GMOs.

One of the speakers was an African woman who had some official title in some African country. All the details about her escape me now, except for one thing she said. She was speaking to us ‘anti-GMO’ types in the audience, and there were a lot of us. She was referring to our privilege to be able to take such a stance as Americans when there were people starving all around the globe.

Of course, that wasn’t the first time I’d heard such a claim. But something about her—a very large, dark-skinned woman donned in her traditional dress with quite a commanding presence—made me waffle, for just a moment. In that moment I looked around the room and realized her statement was having a similar effect on others. As she went on in that line of lecturing, they began to nod and look a bit sheepish after having just feverishly applauded the opposing stance.

It was, after all, a mostly Progressive crowd of over-40s who were clearly well-to-do, judging by the cost of the conference and the topics discussed. She was shaming us, and it was working.

Later on, when I was considering her words while not among the approving crowd, I thought, I wonder how many anti-GMO activists she just converted. She was effective, no doubt. But she wasn’t saying anything new, it was the same diplomatic version of—if you don’t feed Africa with GMO crops we will starve, so save your do-goody, anti-science rhetoric for those who can afford to hear it.

What I hear her saying is actually this: We want a quick fix, a short-term solution for a long-term problem. Then when that solution fails, come in with another one. And then another. If you keep selling those solutions, we’ll keep buying them.

On the Corruption of GM Science,” John stated, “There is no balance in the GM research field or in the peer-review process or in the publication process. For this we have to thank corporate ownership of science, or at least this brand of it . . . Scientific integrity is one loser, and the public interest is another.” Dr. Brian John to GM Science Review, 2003

2003! It’s almost 20 years and it’s only gotten worse.
(I’ve been writing about it since 2009 if you’d like to see some of those old posts with some very telling comments still attached: Starting From Scratch – Kensho Homestead)

Why do we continue to allow our own Food Gratitude to poison the world with Food Idiocracy?

I’m very grateful my better half contributes whole-heartedly in our efforts to maintain food wisdom on the wee homestead and in cyber-discussions on the topic. Here’s a bit of recent data he’s compiled.

Have you heard the latest?
Well, line up folks, the Food Pyramid is back, new and improved!

Welcome to the ‘Food Compass’!*

What will you find in this 200+ page document crafted by top university scientists?

https://static-content.springer.com/esm/art%3A10.1038%2Fs43016-021-00381-y/MediaObjects/43016_2021_381_MOESM1_ESM.pdf

Egg substitutes scored high than real eggs!
Over seventy processed breakfast cereals scored higher than a boiled egg. Even one called “Malt-O-Meal Marshmallow Mateys”, cause if its got marshmallows its gotta be good for you. 🤮

Some interesting rankings (the higher the score the ‘better’):
Almond milk, unsweetened, chocolate 91
Soy milk, light 75
Chocolate milk, made from no sugar added dry mix with non‐dairy milk (Nesquik) 73
Hot chocolate / Cocoa, made with no sugar added dry mix and non‐dairy milk 70
Whole milk 46

Frosted Mini-wheats is ranked as healthier than ground beef,
Lucky Charms as healthier than chicken…

TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein)** gets a perfect score of 100
Higher than any red meat, poultry, or seafood except Halibut or Tuna
The best poultry: Braised Chicken Liver 71
Boiled goat head and Cooked beaver 43
The best red meat: Raw Ground Beef 38
Braised Beef steak 23

They also list IMITATION cheese as healthier than 40+ of the “real” cheeses listed. (For example cheddar, Monteray, colby, gouda, feta, etc…..).

*”Food Compass is a nutrient profiling system which ranks foods based on their healthfulness using characteristics that impact health in positive or negative ways. It was developed by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.”

The Healthiest Foods You Can Eat, Ranked by Scientists

** “For TVP, first you extract oil from the soybeans using hexane (which leaves about 20 ppm hexane behind in TVP), followed by a sequence of other similarly appetizing processes to degum, bleach, deodorize, and neutralize the taste of the oil. The solids left over are defatted soy flour. That is cooked and extruded through a nozzle into various shapes and sizes, exiting the nozzle while still hot and expanding as it does so. Sometimes some higher-protein concentrate or isolate is also used. The defatted thermoplastic proteins are heated to 300–390 °F, which denatures them into a fibrous, insoluble, porous network that can soak up as much as three times its weight in liquids. As the pressurized molten protein mixture exits the extruder, the sudden drop in pressure causes rapid expansion into a puffy solid that is then dried (it’s basically “shot from guns” like Cocoa Puffs). As much as 50% protein when dry, it is approximately 16%, similar to meat, when rehydrated, and various artificial colors and synthetic flavors can be added during the process to make it imitate different kinds of meat.”

For further reading:

Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation by F. William Engdahl 2007

Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public by Steven M. Druker 2015

Foodopoly: The Battle Over The Future Of Food And Farming in America by Wenonah Hauter 2012

Two excellent newer articles at Corey’s Digs:

Science Fraud and Fantasy (part 1)

One of my favorite trees, the Sassafras, is flaming red now, one of the few to have changed so brilliantly in this unusually warm and dry fall in East Texas. Between now and winter is the best time to clip the leaves and dig up the tenacious roots so as to indulge in a couple of our ancestors’ favorite libations—root beer and Sassafras tea. Gumbo filé is also made from it, which is an essential ingredient in some Cajun cooking.

Our ancestors adored it, science calls it a carcinogen. At the same time vast groves of it are grown in regions of the globe more easily controlled, in order to mass extract their saffrole to make a version of the popular street drug called ecstasy.

Science is failing us. The case could be made in multiple disciplines, but can be witnessed most dramatically in plant/nutrition science, climate science, and quantum physics. It has become impossible over the last several decades to decipher the spin from the pseudo, the beneficial from the political, the real data and relevant studies from the marketing groups and the string-pullers.

Science has become reliant on disinformation and dogma, and driven almost entirely by warfare, which I’ll be discussing in the next several posts.

Climate engineering, including its many different angles like Stratospheric Aerosols, global dimming, Solar Radiation Management, etc. remains a topic so controversial among scientists even regular folks are starting to not believe their own eyes. They still question whether the expanding contrails above their heads and obvious to millions are even real. Trolls on social media claim ridiculous “scientific facts” that these trails and the chemical clouds and weather manipulation that ensues are totally normal. The scientific “community” is itself in denial, though the military has published multiple reports on these projects and it is discussed openly in think tanks, not to mention by millions on social media around the globe.

Here are some above our property, discussed in previous posts.

https://kenshohomestead.org/2016/10/12/greenwashing-the-globe/

https://kenshohomestead.org/2016/10/03/chemglobe/

Scientific analysis, from those few scientists who are bothering to question beyond the mainstream narrative, is interspersed with language of the alien agenda. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjzkEiO6AAc(recent chemtrails analysis, but who is to know at this point who is really using science!)

We have been trained to believe science and faith are opposites. Yet, the push in modern science is to unify these polarities in a similar way as the alchemists once did.

Jay Dyer deconstructs at length various films, especially sci-fi, including the newly released Dr. Strange, through the lens of the occult and the Ecumenical movement. Like in so many Hollywood films, we witness the marriage of science and spirituality, move effortlessly between these two ‘opposing’ worldviews, with “magic” and “science” having become once again interchangeable. While some may argue this is just fiction, a deeper study of fiction will quickly blur those thin lines. “Unity consciousness” is all-pervasive in some circles, especially among those New Age folks who consider themselves “enlightened” and these popular movements are influenced by the same worldview permeating science.

https://www.spreaker.com/user/acrnetwork/doctor-strange-illuminism-mans-apotheosi

Scientism is the result, Jay argues.

https://jaysanalysis.com/2014/06/17/the-cult-of-scientism-and-nikola-teslas-aether/

Such is the mythology surrounding scientism, and its incorrect narrative of how history has progressed and how the scientific method is the only reliable, all-encompassing Rosetta Stone of gnosis. In reality, the global standardized university system is an epistemic cartel dogmatically committed to enforcing naïve empiricism and reductionist materialism, as well as centuries old, outdated “mass consumption” physics. Granted, not every “scientist” is party to this conspiracy, but without a doubt, no one graduates to international prominence without passing the qualifications of the Royal Society’s Holy Office of scientific inquisition. Nikola Tesla and his classified and confiscated work is a perfect example of this international materialist/monetarist control – but more on that later. . . .Yet so many operate under the assumption that funding and desired results somehow doesn’t determine the results of what studies get funded and are done! This is not to say all studies are funded for a specific purpose, but nowadays, almost everyone is familiar with the practice of certain megacorporations funding studies to achieve profitable results. Notable, famous examples of this include the pharmaceutical and GMO food industries. Failing to recognize this fact is simply not living in the real world, opting instead for the fantasy land of imagined objectivity for one special field, “science,” as if science were magically immune to the rest of human weakness.”

“Almost the entire academic world has, for centuries, been under the delusion that the “scientific method” is the best and only reliable means for arriving at an approximation of the natural world. Religion, speculation, emotions, etc., are all lumped into a similar dustbin, giving us no useful data relevant to science. Science, the argument goes, relies on some amorphous form of “reason” (though none of these pragmatists have any idea what exactly reason itself is), that provides us with calculable, generally mathematical results.”

http://www.blacklistednews.com/40_percent_of_scientists_admit_that_fraud_is_always_or_often_a_factor_that_contributes_to_irreproducible_research/51518/0/38/38/Y/M.html

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/sep/13/scientific-research-fraud-bad-practice

Lots of science fraud has been uncovered by veteran journalist Jon Rappoport concerning disease. For example: declaring and promoting the existence of various epidemics, when the viruses purportedly causing them are not proven to exist or not proven to cause human illness (Zika, Ebola, SARS, West Nile, Swine Flu, etc.)https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/category/science-fraud/

http://news.stanford.edu/2015/11/16/fraud-science-papers-111615/

Where to even begin considering the faulty “progress” of nutrition science? With GMOs, of course!

http://modernfarmer.com/2016/10/wait-second-gmo-crops-dont-actually-reduce-pesticide-use-produce-food/

The “thinking” folk, the so-called rational ones, often try to distance themselves from those of faith. A Facebook friend recently made an astute comment when I wrote of my intention to question science.

“Science is the tool. Scientists are the craftsmen. There is definitely a difference between a carpenter and the hammer he uses to perform his trade. If he builds shoddy structures that collapse with the first moderate breeze, was it the fault of the hammer, or the one wielding it?”

Let’s take the analogy one step further. Considering it’s obvious that fraud and fantasy are embedded in the reality of these scientific craftsmen, how useful can we really consider the tool to be?  As the old adage goes, when all you have is a hammer, everything becomes a nail.

To be continued . . .

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