French interior minister labels Italy an ‘enemy’ of France after migration row

Remix | Nov. 23, 2022

Following growing tensions between Italy and France over the issue of boat migrants in the Mediterranean, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has resorted to extremely harsh rhetoric, referring to the Italian government as “enemies of France.”

Darmanin made the comment in response to a question from a National Rally MP Mathilde Paris during a Q&A session in the French parliament, saying Italy is “attacking France.”

Paris was inquiring why the majority of the migrants aboard the Ocean Viking ship, which France allowed to dock, have been released from the administrative center housing them, despite the minister’s previous assurances that “(they) will not be able to leave the administrative center.” Instead of addressing the question, Darmanin claimed she was an “ally” of the “enemies” of France.


Most Crucial Industrial Fuel Faces Global Shortage

Zero Hedge |  Nov. 23, 2022

A perfect storm in global diesel markets is unfolding. Refining capacities are tight, and stockpiles are being depleted as the Northern Hemisphere cold season begins. Supply crunches could jeopardize critical transportation networks since the industrial fuel powers ships, trucks, and trains. The fuel is also used for heating homes and businesses, as well as a power generation source for utilities.

“Within months, almost every region on the planet will face a danger of a diesel shortage just as supply crunches in nearly all the world’s markets have worsened inflation and hurt growth,” Bloomberg warned.

The economic impact of soaring diesel prices and shortages worldwide could have devastating effects, such as an inflation accelerant that would burden households and businesses.


The Aurora Shooting: James Holmes’ Strange Psychiatric Interview

Update on Aurora Shooter, James Holmes: Holmes has been alleged to be incarcerated in the high security “deep six” prison at Florence ADX, Colorado, starting in August 2015.  See “Why the secrecy over the Aurora theater shooter’s location?

Of late, according to the inmate locator on the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, Holmes was taken to USP Allenwood in Gregg Township, Union County, Pennsylvania. The exact reason for the transfer to federal custody is not known. This happened after officials alleged he was attacked by another inmate. For the record, inmate attacks occur all the time in prisons. Moving an inmate to another prison because of this would be unusual.

While in prison or jail, it is alleged that Holmes has not been permitted visits from his family. He has never been interviewed by media. He supposedly has totally isolated himself.

He was allowed a visit from his sister two years after being held for trial. She stated: 

The younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes became the first in her family to testify at his trial, saying Monday in an effort to spare his life that her brother’s eyes and demeanor were different when she visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack.

During a visit in May 2014, he responded to questions with one-word answers, Chris Holmes, 22, testified during the sentencing phase of her brother’s trial. And his eyes “were almost bulging out of his head in a way,” she said.

From a Denver Post article titled “James Holmes Being Held in Solitary Confinement, No Contact With the Outside World”:

In the undisclosed location where he now lives, the Aurora theater gunman sits in a prison cell for 23 hours a day, receives no forwarded mail, has no access to the internet and is given no exercise equipment, according to answers the Colorado Department of Corrections has provided to the prosecutors who put the killer away.

He is in solitary confinement and allowed out of his cell for one hour a day, at which time he can watch television.

Corrections officials say the killer does not go outside and that they have not forwarded any mail attempted to be delivered to him through the department. He is not allowed conjugal visits, nor is he allowed to get married.

There is litigation pending by victims against Cinemark, the theater company. Comments from attorney Christina Habas, who represents several theater victims, is more than curious or weird: “We essentially don’t have a single photograph, a single piece of evidence that we can show to a jury.”

Of all the para-political events we have explored and researched this one is about the most deep sixed and put into the memory hole of all.

Par for the course, there was no CCTV footage out of the very modern theater. None for the emergency exit, none from inside the screening room, none from the lobby, none from the parking lot and none from a cell-phone camera. There was no footage from the mall either.

Elsewhere, on the issue of public transparency, there is a campaign entitled “No Notoriety” started by the parents of Alexander Teves, who allegedly died in the shooting. The campaign’s purpose is to encourage media outlets to limit the usage of the suspect’s name and photos when reporting about the Aurora shooting, as well as other mass shootings that receive national media coverage. Really?

The release of trial “evidence” by Colorado should close the loop on the Aurora shooting case. Beyond preposterous photographs of the crime scene discussed here, the psychiatric interview was eye opening.

Read “The Aurora Shooting: Sometimes Pictures are Louder than Words”

As background, James Holmes was a neuroscience PhD student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. He received a red carpet $21,600 grant from the National Institutes of Health. He was intimately involved with DARPA mind control and weird science called “subjective experience” and “temporal order judgment reversal,” or simply time illusion. He talks about psychic driving during his science presentation, which is a mind-control method.

Next up is the “mentor” James Holmes mentioned, a Salk Institute dweeb named John Jacobsen, who discusses “altering perception” and how easy this is now: “It’s possible …  for us to manipulate temporal order, we have loads of power over temporal order, if events happen in the order A/B, a good psycho-physicist can have the subject experience it as B/A, this is routine.”  

I suggest that James Holmes, no doubt a prime subject and highly suggestible, was and still is used as a mind-controlled and drugged patsy for the Aurora Batman staged deception. The interview conveys that he is the only one not in on the joke. Has he now vanished because of difficulties with his control? The interviews totaled 22 hours, and I listened to about four. Here are my notes as an entry for other researchers. In general, he sounds lost and bewildered throughout. I don’t see him as an actor. In this case more is going on.

As far of evidence of an actual crime, I saw none whatsoever in the trial portion I watched but did not view it all. By my standards, just rolling some people in with wheel chairs with vague descriptions is not sufficient.

You can watch one starting at 41:00 here. This survivor was hit multiple times while sitting back in the middle of the seating area. At 1:00:00, she is apparently shown images of wounds. She says these are cleaned up, more healed versions, not aware of anything earlier or more graphic. Then at 1:01:30, they quickly put these cleaned-up wounds as blurry photos on a screen. At 1:02:00, the prosecutor even admits “not the best view.” So we are told to accept these as legitimate wounds? Not much critical thinking going on here, and I am way past the point of just trusting good intentions.

From 1:16:30 to 1:26:00, Holmes gets into such deep psychobabble that even his psychiatrist seem confused. His homicidal thoughts came because he thought it was the solution or substitution for suicidal thoughts. He didn’t feel anger but rather “obligation.” Huh?

Hour 1:50:00 is interesting. All of his weird self portraits such as the contrived cartoonish bomb with fuse were taken on one day. Holmes looks at the pictures and describes them as that of a “crazy thug.” He used black contact lenses and dyed his hair red for “an exotic effect,” he said. Supplies and weird props “arrived at the last minute.” What a coinkydink.

Often he doesn’t say much, is very dull, sedated-sounding and out of it. At one point, the psychiatrist says his pupils are enlarged. Holmes says the condition started when he was in jail. Um? Psychiatrist said he didn’t know why. I don’t know what to make of the psychiatrist except to say he probes diligently.

Starting at 33:30, Holmes talks about being under FBI surveillance and being followed. He was peeved that they didn’t stop him from the shooting. The psychiatrist asked how he knew it was the FBI. Holmes said in a matter-of-fact manner that it said so on their car. The psychiatrist asked about this in last minute and a half of the recording.

In sum, Holmes sounds a lot like Sirhan Sirhan reflecting on the shooting of Bobby Kennedy. They’re confused, think they’re under surveillance and have a sketchy memory of what happened. They describe a dark place. Holmes ended up in an empty theater, and then was later found drooling out in his car. The car he was driving had Tennessee plates even though Holmes was a Colorado resident and was originally from San Diego.

For those unfamiliar, the following video tells the case of Sirhan Sirhan. Watch especially at 3:20. More on Sirhan Sirhan start at 15:00. Also see “MKULTRA Scientist Ewen Cameron and His Prize Subject, Rudolf Hess.”


Holmes remembers going through the back door of the theater with weapons and a canister. He threw gas, couldn’t smell gas, didn’t see anybody hit, didn’t see anything being hit, didn’t see anybody fall, couldn’t hear anything. Later, he can’t remember shooting the handgun, but he was told later that he shot it. He can’t remember any details other than that as he was leaving, the theater stands were completely empty.

Answering the critics of “Died Suddenly”

You can watch his video here:

Then you can read the rebuttal I just got from Ryan Cole, MD and decide for yourself who is telling you the truth and who is lying to you. Please ask Dr. Burnett if he will accept Dr. Cole’s invitation to resolve the matter. He will never accept the invitation.

Eric Burnett, MD is an internist, not a pathologist, nor mortician. The arrogance of inferring that a mortician, a professional, beyond his experience, cannot make a valid observation beyond his own naïveté, is the epitome of hubris. He has likely seen one or two autopsies in his entire career. He has not seen, observed, nor described countless post mortem clots. A gelatinous saddle embolus is “apples to oranges” compared to these post “clot shot” death clots. He has never embalmed a body. He is entirely and exceedingly out of his lane. Post mortem, rubbery clots are as rare as hen’s teeth. He is likely covering his “gene injection” pushing ass. Morticians did not have trouble cannulating and embalming bodies prior to the jabs. He is acting as a bloviating, pharma, financial and hospital administrator defending shill, having zero experience, nor idea of what he speaks.

Something is overwhelmingly wrong with the “clot shot.” If he were half awake, his conjecture would not be reflecting  the myopic view of the inside of his inexperienced anus.

With a modicum of humility, he might acknowledge alarming rates of excess deaths in the hyper injected, young and healthy and see the actual harm of failed gene based experimental injections, that have maimed and killed hundreds of thousands to millions.

Having performed countless career autopsies, examined dozens of these novel clots, extensively explored the spike protein clotting mechanisms, diagnosed over 500,000 patients through the microscope, in my extensive career, I invite my colleague, Dr. Burnett, and any colleague, from around the world, to sit at my microscope, and observe the truth, and set aside their purchased pride. The cells don’t lie!!!

Honor the dead who speak loudly. Stop fantasizing that you can ever vaccinate ahead of an always mutating coronavirus, especially with a “variant expired” investigational gene product.

Honor your oath to “first do no harm,” instead of hiding behind an uninformed ego, shaded with harmfully naïve, humanity destroying pride.

Here’s the “fact check

The “fact check” says:

  1. In the video montage of people who died suddenly, there is no information on some of these people that they were vaccinated. And there is no PROOF that the vaccine CAUSED the death.

  2. The quote from Gates was taken out of context.

He’s right on both points!

  1. It would be more convincing if the fact checker could rule out the vaccine in the cause of these deaths. But he does not.

  2. I’ve personally heard Gates express his rationale for how the vaccine reduces population growth (the argument is that families will need to have fewer kids because more will survive).

He missed one too which I will point out: the footage shown at 47:45 of a man falling off a chair near his long desk is not recent. That footage came out in early Jan. 2020.

I’m sure there are other errors. And I think the implications of this being a conspiracy to depopulate the planet is not well supported.

The big point is that our “fact checker” conveniently ignores the primary claim about the embalmers. That’s the meat of the story here. Over 100 embalmers are seeing “never before seen” clots only in people who have been vaccinated or received blood transfusions. The embalmers I’ve talked to are seeing these clots in over half the deaths. The fact check is silent on the major point of the movie. There’s a reason for that: there is no way to refute it or provide an alternate explanation. So they hope that their fact check will cause you to avoid watching the film by focusing on parts that are less convincing.

The embalmer observations are not debatable. Anyone who tries to debunk it will fail. The cells don’t lie.

This is why no mainstream media reporter will touch this story and why Dr. Burnett will never accept Dr. Cole’s kind offer.

Can These Nutrients Help Prevent Muscle Wasting?

how to prevent sarcopenia

  • Age-related muscle loss, also called sarcopenia, begins at age 30 and affects at least half of the people over age 80; omega-3 fatty acids, the amino acid leucine, and the probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei PS23 help counteract sarcopenia

  • Whey protein is high in leucine and has long been known as an excellent source of protein that is easily digested and absorbed. Leucine may regulate muscle protein turnover and is an effective way to optimize muscle growth when combined with resistance training

  • Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) is a substrate for important enzymes and impacts age-related amyloid protein aggregates in the muscle that affects muscle aging. Boost your levels through exercise, sauna bathing, fasting, and minimizing EMF exposure

  • A Harvard study showed consuming protein is not enough to protect muscle mass, participants must also include strength training, which also improves basal blood flow in the lower extremities. This helps protect against functional impairment and metabolic syndrome

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As you age, your body naturally tends to lose muscle. This condition is known as sarcopenia or muscle wasting. A 2022 study published in the journal Nutrients1 found increasing certain nutrients could lower your risk of sarcopenia as you age.

If you are not proactive, you can expect to lose approximately 15% of your muscle mass between your 30s and your 80s.2 An estimated3 10% to 25% of older adults under age 70 and half of those over age 80 have sarcopenia.

Even when you’re younger, if you are forced to stay in bed it can have a dramatic impact on your muscle mass. In one 2015 review,4 researchers found you could lose 5.2% of your muscle mass in the first two weeks of bed rest and by Day 23, you could have lost up to 10% of your quadriceps muscle mass. Strong muscles are required for mobility, balance and the ability to live independently.

Sarcopenia5 can increase the risk of falls and fractures, which ultimately can lead to hospitalization and surgery. It is important to know that sarcopenia is not related to your body mass. In other words, individuals who are obese can also lose muscle mass, which increases their risk for complications.

One meta-analysis6 of 35 studies and 58,404 people demonstrated the global prevalence of sarcopenia is 10% in men and women. Scientists understand the importance of muscle wasting as it relates to longevity and health. This led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention7 to recognize it as an independently reportable medical condition.

When you have a reserve of muscle mass, it minimizes the challenges that result from muscle wasting8 if you become sick or hospitalized. Because muscle is lost far more easily and quickly than it’s built, it’s crucial to find ways to continuously promote and maintain muscle mass.

Researchers in the featured study9 knew that a variety of nutrients have shown effectiveness in supporting muscle. The randomized clinical trial was developed to analyze how effective two months of food high in omega-3 fats, leucine and probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei PS23 (LPPS23) would be on appendicular lean mass, inflammatory status, amino acid profile and muscle performance in people who were diagnosed with sarcopenia.

The researchers enrolled 60 participants who were within 4.8 years of 79.7 years and split them into an intervention or placebo group. The researchers prepared a customized diet schedule for both groups that provided 1.5 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight each day.10 Each group also received a dietary plan that consisted of approximately 30% lipids and 55% carbohydrates.

The researchers measured weight loss as compared to the individual’s weight history in the six months before their baseline visit. The subjects were questioned about how well they had followed their diet plan and physical activity recommendations. They also filled out a 24-hour dietary recall once a month.

The group that received the intervention took a supplement containing 500 mg of omega-3 fatty acid, 2.5 g of leucine and an LPPS23 probiotic. The control group received an isocaloric placebo. At the end of the study, the researchers measured body composition, physical performance, mood, blood pressure, muscle strength and functional status.

They concluded from the measurements that the intervention appeared to be a “valid strategy to counteract the progression of sarcopenia and sarcopenic-defining parameters in older adults.”11

As the featured study demonstrated, your diet plays a significant role in muscle development since your muscles need enough protein to stay viable. A 2011 paper12 published in the American Journal of Nutrition noted that the differences in digestion and absorption of dietary protein can modulate muscle growth.

So, while you need protein to build and maintain muscle, some proteins are more easily digested and absorbed than others. When you eat the right kind of protein it can make a difference in the potential risk for sarcopenia. The researchers in the featured study13 included the amino acid leucine in the intervention, which is also found in high concentrations in whey protein.14

Whey is a byproduct of cheese production and has long been acknowledged as an excellent source of protein. In the 2011 study, whey protein was compared to casein and casein hydrolysate, and was found to stimulate muscle protein growth the best, likely because of the leucine content.

One of the reasons that leucine is so important to prevent sarcopenia is that it helps regulate the turnover of protein in your muscle. A 1975 paper15 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation said leucine may also “play a pivotal role in the protein-sparing effect of amino acids.”

A more recent 2017 study16 explained the most effective way to optimize muscle building is to use a combination of resistance training followed by a protein meal, with leucine-rich whey being one of the most efficient proteins that can be used. However, a Harvard study demonstrated that simply taking leucine will likely be ineffective.17

Two groups of men over age 65 consumed either 0.8 grams of protein per kilo per day or 1.3 g of protein per kilo per day. The researchers found the high protein group did not experience an increase in lean muscle mass, or improve physical function or muscle strength, greater than the low protein group, most likely because they were not exercising.

Whey protein also contains glutathione, another important component in promoting and protecting muscle mass. It is thought to play an important role in muscle wasting, specifically in helping to modulate higher levels of oxidative stress18 often found in patients with sarcopenia. As noted in a 2012 review:19

“It has been suggested that oral antioxidant supplementation may contribute at reducing indices of oxidative stress both in animal and human models by reinforcing the natural endogenous defenses …

Antioxidants are substances able to inhibit the rate of oxidation. Mainly, antioxidant enzymes (e.g., catalase, superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase, glutathione reductase) work to maintain a state of balance preventing the transformation of ROS and to convert them into more stable molecules (like water and molecular oxygen).”

Studies have also proposed that mitochondrial dysfunction in the motor neurons may drive the development of sarcopenia. A 2021 paper20 published in Cell Reports compared the similarities between muscle aging and degenerative muscle diseases. The data revealed that protein aggregates deposit in skeletal muscle, which is a feature of muscle aging.

The researchers identified an amyloid-like protein that impairs mitochondrial function. While researchers have known that aggregated proteins could contribute to brain aging, this was the first time that data had shown it could contribute to muscle aging and directly damage the mitochondria.

The researchers first used a substance in worms and found it could reduce age-related amyloid protein aggregates.21 They found the same results in human muscle tissue from older subjects. They then went on to test nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) boosting nicotinamide riboside in aged mice and found it reduced the number and size of the amyloid aggregates within the skeletal muscle tissue.

NAD+ is a substrate for several important enzymes and is essential in metabolic processes, such as creating ATP in the mitochondria. A 2020 paper22 published in Endocrinology and Metabolism demonstrated that when the NAD+ salvage pathways in muscle are impaired, mitochondrial dysfunction and decreased muscle mass ensue.

If your NAD+ level is low, some simple lifestyle strategies can help. For example, exercise, fasting, minimizing electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure and sauna bathing can help improve your NAD+ levels. Exercise, heat exposure and fasting address low NAD+ because they are catabolic stressors that activate AMP protein kinase (AMPK).

This in turn activates an enzyme called NAMPT, which governs the NAD+ salvage pathway. Oxidative stress and inflammation can also deplete NAD+. Exercise, sauna and fasting can help reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, and as a result, less NAD+ is depleted.

The best way to increase NAD+ levels is to optimize your circadian rhythm by going to bed around 9 and getting up around 5 AM. The further you veer from these hours the more you challenge your circadian rhythm. It is also important to avoid blue light from screens and home lights after sunset and before sunrise.

Then you want to make sure you are doing regular strength training exercises. The best time to do them would be in the AM while you are fasting. You can also take niacinamide 50 mg powder three times a day. More is not better and will be counterproductive by inhibiting your longevity proteins (sirtuins). You can see my interview with Nichola Conlon for more details.

As the Harvard study23 demonstrated, consuming protein is not enough to protect your muscle mass. One study24 from the University of Michigan School of Public Health found those with lower muscle strength did not live as long as their peers with stronger muscles. After adjusting for confounding factors, the data continue to show those with low muscle strength had a 50% greater risk of dying early.

The data was pulled from a study of 8,326 men and women aged 65 and older. A loss of muscle in older adults may also be a primary driver of insulin resistance25 and declining strength may impact a reduction in daily physical activity, which also contributes to metabolic dysfunction.26

Researchers from the National Institute of Health and Nutrition in Tokyo, Japan,27 tested the hypothesis that a reduction in leg blood flow would be absent or minimal in people who regularly perform strength training exercises. They engaged a group of 104 men ages of 20 to 34 and 35 to 65 to compare whole-leg blood flow and vascular conductance between the groups.

The data showed no notable differences in the two age groups in those who used resistance training. However, there was a significant difference in the sedentary middle-aged group leading the team to conclude that a reduction in basal whole leg blood flow may be absent in men who routinely engage in resistance training.

The researchers suggested that resistance training could favorably influence leg perfusion. Lower levels of basal leg blood flow are associated with developing metabolic syndrome and functional impairment.28

I have been exercising for over 50 years. In the first 43 years, I exclusively used aerobic exercise. I didn’t realize that while it lowered the risk of heart disease, it is highly catabolic and eventually lowers the ability to build muscle. At the height of my running career, my upper arm circumference was 10.5 in.

However, contrast that with my arm circumference in December 2020 when it measured 15 inches. I stopped long-distance running and started resistance training. The results didn’t happen overnight, and I was well over 50 when I first began using resistance training.

The key to my success has been allowing time for significant recovery so the connective tissue and muscle can rebuild. I work with a trainer, but if you cannot afford a trainer, there are many great videos.

When you use resistance training and add the nutritional elements your body needs to grow muscles, you’ll reap the benefits. Remember to avoid doing the same exercise every day to allow the body to recover and repair so you get the benefits and avoid injuries.

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Regenerative Farming Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

  • A decades-old anticorporate-farming law in North Dakota makes it illegal for corporations and limited liability companies to purchase farmland

  • Bill Gates secured approval to purchase 2,100 acres in North Dakota via a loophole that allows individual trusts to own farmland as long as it’s leased to farmers

  • This amounts to modern-day feudalism and ensures the further deleterious industrialization and centralization of the food supply

  • Will Harris, owner of White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia, is among those who objects to Gates’ increasing ownership of farmland, which threatens human health and the environment

  • Harris’ farming methods represent the opposite of Gates’ industrialized approach, demonstrating how you can convert conventionally farmed land into a healthy, thriving farm based on regenerative methods

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A decades-old anticorporate-farming law in North Dakota makes it illegal for corporations and limited liability companies to purchase farmland in the state. So when Bill Gates received legal approval to do just that, it did more than raise a few eyebrows.

Gates secured approval to purchase 2,100 acres from Campbell Farms, a potato grower in northeastern North Dakota, for $13.5 million.1 This, along with the 270,000 other acres of farmland he’s previously purchased in the U.S., makes him the largest private farmland owner in the country.2

Doug Goehring, North Dakota’s Agriculture Commissioner, told KFYR-TV that he’s gotten a lot of backlash since word got out. “I’ve gotten a big earful on this from clear across the state, it’s not even from that neighborhood. Those people are upset, but there are others that are just livid about this.”3

Gates was able to purchase the land legally via a loophole that allows individual trusts to own farmland as long as it’s leased to farmers.4 The law is meant to protect family farms because the farmland must be leased back to them.5 However, while this is Gates’ intention, it amounts to modern-day feudalism.

“If this was the game Risk, Bill Gates is closing in. He’s acquiring all of the territory. If this was Monopoly or any other board game, you’d think, ‘Uh-oh, Gates is up to something,” Russel Brand said, referring to data that Gates owns sizeable amounts of farmland in 18 states.6

Will Harris, owner of White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia, is among those who objects to Gates’ increasing ownership of farmland. First off, he states, Gates isn’t a farmer. He doesn’t know what to do with the land:7

“I have concerns about Gates controlling farmland. Just like I don’t want a child abuser controlling even one child, I don’t want him to control a single acre. First, land is precious. It may be more precious than anything.

I hate to see someone, who has no idea what to do with it, be put in a position to control it. How well do you think that I would do running a tech company or financial institution? It’s the same logic as letting a guy like Gates manage something as complex as an ecosystem. He lacks the understanding to steward it properly.”

What else is unsettling, Harris says, is the secrecy behind Gates’ land purchases, which are often made under the cover of investment firms. Eric O’Keefe’s magazine, The Land Report, puts out a list of the 100 biggest landowners in the U.S. each year. A 2020 purchase of 14,500 “prime” acres in Washington state caught O’Keefe’s attention, as he calls any sale of more than 1,000 acres “blue moon events.”

When he dug deeper, the purchaser of the 14,500 acres — in the heart of some of the most expensive acreage in America — was recorded as a small Louisiana company. “That immediately set off alarm bells,” O’Keefe told the New York Post.8 It turned out the company was acting on behalf of Cascade Investment, LLC for Bill Gates.

“Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, has an alter ego,” O’Keefe wrote. “Farmer Bill, the guy who owns more farmland than anyone else in America.”9 Clearly Gates has a big vision for all that land, but unfortunately it doesn’t involve organic, biodynamic or regenerative farming, which are needed to heal ecosystems and produce truly sustainable, nourishing food for future generations.

Instead, the acreage seems earmarked for even more genetically engineered (GE) corn and soy crops — the base foods for what will become an increasingly synthetic, ultra-processed food supply focused on fake meat. As Harris wrote on his blog:10

“An article that was dated May 4, 2021 informed us that Gates has purchased over 200,000 acres in 18 states. Georgia was not listed as one of the 18 states, but an acquaintance of mine sold his farm located in Georgia to Gates prior to that time. What else are they lying about?”

Gates won’t be implementing the restorative farming methods that Harris embraces on his farm. Instead, biotechnology will be king. Harris points to the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an organization funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,11 as a sobering harbinger of what’s to come.

AGRA was launched in 2006 with funding from Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. It’s essentially a Gates Foundation subsidiary and most of its goals are centered on promoting biotechnology and chemical fertilizers.

After more than a decade, AGRA’s influence has significantly worsened the situation in the 18 African nations targeted by this “philanthropic” endeavor. Hunger under AGRA’s direction increased by 30% and rural poverty rose dramatically.12 “Ask the farmers of India and Africa how beneficial Gates’ influence was to their agricultural systems,” Harris said.13

“If you research the failed AGRA … program, you’ll get a sneak peek on the repercussions of letting a businessman make farming decisions. That billionaire-leopard ain’t gonna change the spots that made him the most powerful man in the world.”14

white oak pastures regenerative agriculture

The technologies that industrial agriculture relies on to “improve” food production are destructive. Yet, they’re the technologies that Gates embraces. “Pesticides, chemical fertilizers, GMOs, sub-therapeutic antibiotics, and hormone implants … These technologies result in horrible, unintended consequences that adversely affect our land, water, climate, and livestock,” Harris said.15

Further, they’ve allowed agriculture to become scalable to the point that a limited number of multinational corporations control most of the food supply. A centralized food system benefits no one but those who control it, and puts consumers at risk. Harris explained:16

“The centralization of food production impoverishes our rural communities as it creates an oligopoly. This centralization of food production is also bad for consumers. This system lacks resilience.

When mega-production facilities that are focused on efficiency break down, consumers’ access to food can become limited, which causes panic. This state of panic allows multinational companies to increase their profits exponentially. When the driving goal of our food production system is efficiency, as opposed to resiliency, consumers suffer.”

Harris’ farming methods represent the opposite of Gates’ industrialized approach, demonstrating how you can convert conventionally farmed land into a healthy, thriving farm based on regenerative methods. At White Oak Pastures, they’ve:17

  • De-commoditized — Instead of relying on commodities, they produce five types of pastured red meats, five types of pastured poultry, pastured eggs and organic vegetables.

  • De-industrialized — Instead of operating as a monoculture that grows one destructive crop, like GE soy, they’ve created a living ecosystem that includes 10 species of humanely treated animals that live in a symbiotic relationship. All of their land is managed using holistic principles.

  • De-centralized — They were able to break away from the centralized food processing system, building their own abattoirs to retain control of the quality of their products.

White Oak Pastures wasn’t always the picture of regeneration. From 1946 — when his father was still running the farm — to 1995, the farm used industrial farming methods and chemicals. Harris had just one focus — how many pounds of beef he could produce at the lowest price possible. Now, in addition to a focus on animal welfare, Harris is focused on going beyond sustainable farming to land regeneration.

“We believe farming must not only be sustainable, it has to be regenerative to rebuild our soil,” White Oak Pastures’ website reads.18 At White Oak Pastures:19

  • Holistic planned grazing methods naturally sequester carbon, control erosion and increase organic matter in soil

  • A life cycle assessment found that their farm is storing more carbon in the soil than their grass fed cows emit during their lifetime

  • Former commodity crop land is acquired and regenerated into perennial pasture every year

  • They’ve partnered with a nearby 2,400-acre solar farm to provide planned livestock grazing and regenerative land management

Rather than reverting to regenerative agriculture, in which livestock and crops are integrated into a symbiotic, complementary system that mimics the way nature works, Gates and agrochemical companies are using gene editing, genetic engineering, chemicals and other “technologies” to create hybrid seed lines, crops resistant to winds, flooding and droughts and other lab-created agricultural elements. As Harris noted:20

“The likelihood of the further misapplication of technology is the reason that I am opposed to our land being managed by Bill Gates and anyone else who does not understand how to harvest the abundance of Nature. The proper land steward must respect the cycles of Nature.

… The technocrat’s answer to all of our food production problems has been the integration of linear, siloed, reductionist-science-based scalable technology. This approach has proven to be highly effective for complicated linear systems (think computers and machines).

It has also been proven that these technologies are equally disastrous when applied to complex cyclable systems (think farm, eco-system, your body) … If Mr. Gates wants to come to White Oak Pastures or to send someone, come on, I’ll show you how I manage my land.”

It wasn’t long ago when “victory gardens” could be found in nearly every backyard. During the pandemic, home gardening made a comeback,21 but now even this wholesome pastime may become the target of surveillance and regulation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released “People’s Garden Registration Form” where you can register your garden to be displayed on their online map.

Provided your garden meets their criteria, which includes benefiting the community, collaborating with others, sustainable practices and public education, the USDA will sed you a “People’s Garden” sign to display and let your garden be tracked on their map. While it sounds innocent enough, this is another surveillance tool, one that will follow what you plant and whether or not your garden is “sustainable.” While it’s now voluntary, this could change at any time.

Yet, this type of farming, from diverse vegetable plants in your backyard to farms embracing regenerative and organic methods, is what’s needed now more than ever. It’s a common misconception that regenerative farming cannot be done on a large-scale. Harris proves this isn’t the case. While farming conventionally, he had about 700 heads of cattle on the farm.

Today, the land supports 100,000 individual animals of several species, made possible because they support each other rather than compete for limited resources. As Brand explained and Harris exemplifies, decentralized, regenerative farming is better for the animals, better for the environment and better for the people:22

“Will Harris makes the perfect points. That there’s a requirement for entrenched, generations-deep local knowledge that includes experiential understanding of soil and climate and crops and growth patterns, and the impact on climate, water supplies, irrigation …

Bill Gates’ model is a reductive technocratic and technological model … this centralized tech model, when it hits nature and when it hits human beings and when it hits democracy, creates real problems … perhaps those problems further benefit centralized power … they’re rushing to solutions that lead to the centralization of power rather than accepting that power needs to be … decentralized to better serve the people and better understand nature …”

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