Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signs law banning gender-affirming mutilations inflicted upon minors

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(Natural News) Republican Governor Greg Gianforte of Montana has officially signed into law a bill banning transgender treatments, such as “genital mutilation” as well as puberty-blocking drugs and hormones for children under the age of 18.

Montana is one of the states that recently placed restrictions on providing transgender surgeries and procedures.

“The governor is committed to protecting Montana’s children from invasive medical treatments that can permanently alter their healthy, developing bodies,” the governor’s spokesman said in the wake of the law’s signing.

The announcement solicited furious reactions from left-wing politicians and media outlets. Gianforte’s son, who identifies as “non-binary,” also urged him to drop the bill.

The said bill drew national attention after Republicans punished transgender solon Zooey Zephyr for saying that the ban would put “blood on your hands.” In a speech on the House floor last week, Zephyr also told her conservative colleagues that denying transition care would be “tantamount to torture.”

Montana House Speaker Matt Regier refused to let Zephyr speak on the House floor until she apologized. She refused to do so.

Also recently signed into law by Gianforte is a bill that would make it more difficult for progressive-leaning schools in the state to punish students who refuse to call their colleagues by their preferred pronouns.

“Children should not be forced to call somebody something they’re not,” Rep. Brandon Ler said regarding the legislation.


Oklahoma follows suit as the latest to ban transgender care in kids

On Monday, May 1, Oklahoma became the latest state to make gender transition procedures inaccessible to kids. Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 613 on that day, effectively making it a felony for healthcare workers to provide children with treatments that include puberty-blocking drugs and hormones.

Stitt, who was reelected in November, made the ban a priority of this year’s legislative session, saying he wanted to protect children. The bill makes it illegal to provide gender-transition medical care for anyone under the age of 18. Such treatment can include surgery as well as hormones and drugs that suppress or delay normal puberty.

Last year, the governor of the Sooner State signed bills that disallow transgender girls and women from playing on female sports teams and prevent transgender children from using school bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity.

“Last year, I called for a statewide ban on all irreversible gender transition surgeries and hormone therapies on minors so I am thrilled to sign this into law today and protect our kids,” Stitt said in a statement released after the signing. “We cannot turn a blind eye to what’s happening across our nation, and as governor, I am proud to stand up for what’s right and ban life-altering transition surgeries on children in the state of Oklahoma.”

According to CBS News, at least 16 states have now enacted laws restricting or banning gender-affirming care for minors: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, South Dakota and West Virginia. (Related: More conservative states ban gender-affirming procedures for minors.)

Republicans have been adamant about stopping transgender treatments in minors because of the possible long-term medical and psychological effects of the treatments.

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PacWest Bancorp's shares plummet 58% after reporting it is considering SELLING the bank

Image: PacWest Bancorp’s shares plummet 58% after reporting it is considering SELLING the bank

(Natural News) Major regional bank PacWest Bancorp saw a huge drop in its shares hours after the bank reported that it was weighing a range of strategic options.

PacWest, based out of Beverly Hills, has been working with financial experts and advisers to figure out ways it can avert a potential collapse and evaluate longer-term plans for the business. This comes after three other California-based mid-sized banks collapsed in the past few weeks. (Related: Moody’s downgrades ratings of 11 regional banks as banking instability continues.)

People familiar with the situation who spoke to mainstream media outlets, noted that PacWest executives are open to just outright selling the entire bank or parts of it. But the company still hasn’t started a formal auction process, which means it is still considering other options.

An outright sale would be hindered by the fact that there likely aren’t many potential buyers interested in taking control of PacWest, which comprises about 70 branches of the Pacific Western Bank, mostly in California, as well as some commercial and consumer lending subsidiaries. It holds around $44 billion in assets.

A potential buyer would not only be taking control of all of these companies and their assets, but would also have to be willing to take a big loss by marking down some of PacWest’s debts.

Following the release of this report, PacWest’s shares tumbled by 58 percent as of 6:07 p.m. in late New York trading on Wednesday, May 3. The day before, PacWest shares slumped by 28 percent as investors retreated from regional bank stocks following the failure and acquisition of First Republic Bank by JPMorgan Chase. It currently has a market value of about $772 million.


PacWest further reported that its total deposits declined by more than $5 billion during the first quarter of the year to $28.2 billion as of March 31. This would have been lower if not for the net gain of $1.1 billion in deposits the company received from March 20 until the end of the month, caused by customers fleeing from other banks. It also saw its deposits grow by another $700 million from March 31 through April 24.

The company claims around 75 percent of its deposits are currently covered by federal insurance, around four percent higher than at the end of the first quarter.

Despite these solid financials, the bank is still only eking out very small profits. It reported a net loss of $1.21 billion during the first quarter, not including the approximately $860 million in unrealized losses in its securities portfolio.

Other regional and mid-sized banks fearing similar bank failure

Regional banks in the United States have been in turmoil after many experienced runs on their deposits due to fears that smaller banks are less stable, along with the possibility that many of their deposits may be uninsured. These fears inevitably led to the collapse of three California-based banks and one in New York – and PacWest may be next.

Following PacWest’s announcement, the stocks of other regional banks declined. The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF, a fund that can be used to track the performance of regional banks in the U.S., shed 5.3 percent of its value.

Cleveland-based KeyCorp’s shares fell by seven percent, Dallas-based Comerica Bank slid by 10 percent and, worst of all, the Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation dropped by a whopping 27 percent.

Other regional banks like Zion Bancorp and First Horizon saw their shares plummet by the single digits.

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Another one bites the dust: Investors warn of more economic pain after failure of First Republic Bank

Image: Another one bites the dust: Investors warn of more economic pain after failure of First Republic Bank

(Natural News) Investors have warned of more economic pain ahead following the failure of the San Francisco-based First Republic Bank (FRB).

The investors issued this warning during the Milken Institute’s 2023 Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California. According to them, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) seizure of a third U.S. regional bank threatens to constrain credit and accelerate the path toward a severe economic slowdown.

Federal authorities took over FRB on May 1, almost two months after the seizure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) on March 10 and Signature Bank on March 12. Rivals PNC Bank and Citizens Bank attempted to purchase the now-collapsed FRB, but failed. The assets of the collapsed San Francisco bank were immediately sold to JPMorgan Chase, alongside $93.5 billion in deposits. (Related: More bank failures coming? FDIC takes control of First Republic Bank after second-biggest collapse in nation’s history.)

Ordinarily, JPMorgan – the nation’s largest bank – would be barred from acquiring another lender as it controls more than 10 percent of all U.S. deposits. However, the government waived regulations to permit JPMorgan’s purchase. According to the financial giant, the deal would add roughly $500 million in annual income to its earnings.

The Epoch Times reported that FRB’s failure did not cause the same amount of panic as the earlier collapse of SVB and Signature Bank, despite a sell-off in some bank shares. This brought a sigh of relief from financial executives and government officials.


Many prominent investors nevertheless spoke during the conference’s opening day on April 30 to warn about the repercussions of the latest bank failures. Several argued that the banks would now be forced to comply with rules that could further restrict their lending policy. The rules come as markets feel the increasing strain from the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate policy.

“We’re going to see a real ratcheting-up of regulation in the banking system, particularly on many regional lenders,” remarked PGIM CEO David Hunt, adding that the impact of the new rules would be “quite constraining.”

“What this will do is … further hinder the supply of credit that’s going into the economy. And I think that we are going to see now a real slowing that begins to happen to aggregate demand.”

Troubles at regional banks signal bigger issues

Katie Koch, CEO of bond fund management TCW, spoke to Bloomberg on the sidelines of the conference. She expressed concern that troubles at regional banks like FRB, SVB and Signature Bank would drag down smaller businesses.

“Small businesses rely on small banks, … [and] half of Americans are employed by small businesses,” she said. This makes them vulnerable to a credit crunch, which Koch described as “a big problem – a very, very big problem.”

The TCW CEO also predicted that the economy will likely head toward a deep recession by the end of the year. Thus, she advised investors to prepare for “major accidents” in the private credit market in the next 12 to 18 months.

“We have had five years where ‘diligent light’ became a term, and this is not going to be fun over the next five years if you arrived at it from that perspective,” she told Bloomberg. Koch told investors to put more of their money into “globally systematic banks,” given that regional banks face an increased risk of deposit flight.

Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), also graced the conference. She blamed the “complacency” of U.S. regulators for the regional bank failures.

“We know there was unnecessary deregulation … and now we saw the price to pay. We saw supervision has not been up to par,” she said.

The IMF head also called for new regulations to prevent the rapid bank runs caused by depositors’ ability to move money online with a single click. Georgieva remarked: “It is the speed money can move from one place to another. It goes into the territory of the unthinkable.”

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Two drones shot down right above the Kremlin during an alleged Ukrainian attempt to assassinate Putin

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(Natural News) Two drones were shot down outside of the Kremlin in Moscow, and the Russian government claimed they were sent by Ukraine in an attempt to assassinate President Vladimir Putin.

This is the most serious allegation that Moscow has leveled at Kyiv since the beginning of Russia’s special military operation over 14 months ago. An attack on the Kremlin, the very seat of the Russian government, would be a dramatic escalation of the conflict. (Related: Ukraine may have tried to ASSASSINATE Vladimir Putin using a kamikaze drone.)

Before any official announcements, videos began circulating on Russian Telegram channels showing a video of flying objects approaching the dome of the Russian Senate building within the Kremlin grounds.

The first of two attacks, occurring at around 2:27 a.m. local time, showed a drone being destroyed with little more than a puff of smoke. The second attack, occurring at around 2:43 a.m., showed a drone exploding mid-air and leaving a blazing wreckage on the dome.

“Two uncrewed aerial vehicles were aimed at the Kremlin,” said Putin’s office in a statement. “As a result of timely actions taken by the military and special services with the use of radar warfare systems, the devices were put out of action.”

The disabling of the two attacking drones caused the explosion of at least one, as seen in the video, sending debris crashing onto the Kremlin’s grounds. The attack did not harm any people or cause significant material damages.

Putin’s office said Russia reserved the right to retaliate for what it described as an act of terrorism.


“We regard these actions as a planned terrorist act and an attempt on the president’s life, carried out on the eve of Victory Day, the May 9 Parade, at which the presence of foreign guests is also planned,” read the statement. “The Russian side reserves the right to take retaliatory measures where and when it sees fit.”

Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov added that Putin was not in the Kremlin at the time of the attack.

Leah and Michelle Svensson of the show “Resistance Chicks” commented that Russia could also use this as an opportunity to blame the West and the United States for their military support of Ukraine.

“It will be interesting to see whether Russia points the finger at the United States and the West for [their] longtime intelligence support to Kyiv,” commented Leah.

“We don’t know where the drones came from. We don’t know who was flying them. We don’t know a lot of details behind this,” commented Michelle. “But I can say this, that if these suspected countries are behind this, we should be up in arms. Because if Putin actually ever does retaliate the way that he could, God help us all.”

Ukraine denies it tried to assassinate Putin

The Ukrainian government has denied Russian claims of an assassination attempt against Putin, with President Volodymyr Zelensky bizarrely claiming that Ukraine does not conduct actions outside of its claimed territory.

“We are not attacking Putin or Moscow,” he said while at a news conference in Helsinki, Finland, during a meeting with the prime ministers of four Nordic nations.

“We are fighting on our own territory, defending our villages and cities,” he added. “We do not have enough weapons, even for this. That is why we do not use them elsewhere. We have a deficit. We cannot use everything and everywhere… We leave it to the tribunal.”

Head of Ukraine’s Office of the President Mykhailo Podolyak also denied his nation’s involvement in the attack, claiming that the drone attacks were likely “guerrilla activities” caused by “local resistance forces” who purchased drones on their own. “As you know, drones can be bought at any military store,” he said.

Podolyak also parroted his president’s baseless claim that Ukraine only conducts military activities within its territory in a defensive manner “and does not attack targets on the territory of the Russian Federation.”

Podolyak added that reports of an attack on the Kremlin, along with the alleged large-scale detention of Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea, which Russia claims as its territory and has occupied since 2014, “clearly indicate the preparation of a large-scale terrorist provocation by Russia in the coming days.”

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Arizona and Texas to become hubs for EV, battery and semiconductor companies

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(Natural News) The states of Arizona and Texas are becoming a hub for makers of electric vehicles (EVs), batteries and semiconductors.

LG Energy Solution has announced a $5.5 billion battery manufacturing facility near Phoenix, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is investing $40 billion to open the company’s second chip plant in Arizona.

“We always had a technology-rich workforce, a lot of engineers here because of Raytheon, Honeywell, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin,” said Steve Zylstra, CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, a statewide trade association for science and technology companies. He was alluding to Arizona’s large presence in the aerospace and defense sectors.

“But the preponderance of the growth here in the tech manufacturing sector has been in the last five to 10 years.” (Related: Honda, LG to build $4.4 billion electric vehicle battery plant in the US.)

Zylstra also noted that the Grand Canyon State has a very light regulatory environment and the best research and development tax credit in the United States. The state also has a lot of available land, which a lot of places don’t have.

“We have five electric vehicle manufacturers here, four battery manufacturers here and two lithium-ion battery recycling firms,” he said, adding their advantage of being at the border of Mexico. The neighboring nation has a booming automotive industry, which makes Texas another potential hub for makers of EVs, batteries and semiconductors.

John Boyd, principal for The Boyd Co. Inc., said parts of the U.S. and Mexico are benefiting from unprecedented interest in reshoring and nearshoring of manufacturing because of shifting supply chain strategies.


“Nearshoring is a major focus today for advanced manufacturers, and when we tend to look at advanced manufacturing site selection projects, whether it be for battery production or semiconductors, we look for corridors,” Boyd said.

He cited State Highway 130 corridor in Texas as an example, as it emerged as a premier place for advanced manufacturing and brought in companies like Navistar, Samsung, Apple and Tesla’s gigafactory in Austin. It is near Monterrey, Mexico, which has become a global hub for advanced manufacturing. Boyd said the supply chain from Monterrey to Central Texas is about a seven-hour drive, paving the way for real economic development opportunities.

Companies are trying to escape states with high corporate tax rates like California

When Arizona officials first began negotiating with TSMC to build a plant in the Phoenix area in 2021, they were competing with at least several other U.S. states that were trying to lure the chipmaker. LG Energy Solution also chose Arizona for its battery plant after a national search.

“Texas is our primary competitor these days. They have some of the same attributes as Arizona,” Zylstra said. “Texas has the benefit of not having any corporate income tax and that’s because of oil and gas. Nevada has the same thing, and that’s because of gambling.”

Zylstra noted that many companies are now moving from California to Arizona and Texas.

“These companies are trying to exit the other end of the spectrum, over eight percent in corporate tax rates, unbelievable regulatory burdens on companies, the high cost of real estate, the high cost of doing business. They’re all trying to escape that and they’re generally coming to Arizona and Texas,” he said.

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Will Meat Be Banned?

  • Meat has been a celebrated food staple since the dawn of mankind. Never has anyone needed to justify the eating of animal protein — until now

  • According to the global cabal that is working toward a complete monopoly of the food supply, the eating of meat is at the core of manmade climate change and has to stop

  • In addition to calls for an outright ban on meat consumption, other coercive strategies have also been proposed, such as changing agricultural subsidies and trade laws, changing diets in hospitals and schools, adding warning labels, education (read, propaganda) and various taxes, including specific taxes on meat and more generalized carbon taxes

  • According to researchers at Oxford University, meat and dairy production are responsible for 60% of the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the agricultural sector. They also claim cattle use 83% of available farmland while delivering only 18% of calories and 37% of dietary protein

  • But environmental concerns cannot be the only consideration. Human health must also be considered, and researchers warn we know virtually nothing about the long-term health effects of cultured and plant-based meat alternatives. One recent investigation discovered that plant-based meats contain high amounts of antinutrients that prevent your body’s absorption of minerals such as iron and zinc, which could result in problematic nutritional deficiencies

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Meat has been a celebrated food staple since the dawn of mankind.

Never has anyone needed to justify the eating of animal protein — until now. According to the globalist cabal that is working toward a complete monopoly of the food supply, the eating of meat is at the core of manmade climate change and must stop in order to “save the planet.”

Back in September 2019, a British barrister (trial attorney) went so far as to call for new laws to ban the eating of meat to protect the environment, and as time goes on, this kind of insanity will likely only intensify. As reported by The Guardian at the time:

“The barrister Michael Mansfield has suggested that we should have new laws against ecocide — practices that destroy the planet — and that under them, meat could be targeted. ‘I think when we look at the damage eating meat is doing to the planet, it is not preposterous to think that one day it will become illegal,’ he said.”

Aside from an outright ban on meat consumption, a number of other coercive strategies have also been proposed, such as changing agricultural subsidies and trade laws, changing diets in hospitals and schools, adding warning labels, education (read, propaganda) and implementing various taxes, including specific taxes on meat and more generalized carbon taxes.

The Guardian cited research

from Oxford University, published in the summer of 2018, which claimed meat and dairy production are responsible for 60% of the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the agricultural sector, and that cattle use 83% of available farmland while delivering only 18% of calories and 37% of dietary protein.

“Environmental concerns cannot be the only consideration. Human health must also be taken into account, and researchers warn we know virtually nothing about the long-term health effects of cultured and plant-based meat alternatives.”

But are environmental concerns the only valid factor in this equation? What about human health? Is it reasonable to intentionally doom all of humanity to poor health and low cognition just because a small power-hungry cabal claims food production has a detrimental climate impact?

Many of the activities pursued by these globalists have detrimental impacts on the environment, but you don’t see them addressing those. Instead, they’re going after food!

The most infuriating part of this debate is the fact that human and environmental health can be simultaneously optimized. If the global cabal really had good intentions, they’d incentivize farmers to transition to regenerative farming practices and holistic livestock management.

Problem solved. We’d have healthier, more nutrient-dense food and the environment would rapidly regenerate. Climate normalization would soon follow. To learn more, see “Regenerative Food and Farming: Survival and Revival.”

But no, regenerative farming is not even part of the discussion. It’s being intentionally ignored, and that’s how you know the globalists have no intention of solving an actual problem. Their intention is to control the food supply by making sure all foods are patentable and owned by them.

On the other side of this debate, we have research

showing that removing meat and dairy from the human diet would result in significant harm to health. As reported by Nutrition Insight in mid-April 2023:

“Among a growing body of research linking decreased meat consumption to various health benefits, a new study concludes that removing or reducing meat consumption from diets is risky as meat is a nutrient-dense food that ‘continues to have a key role in human health and development.’

The researchers explain that meat offers a source of high-quality protein and nutrients that are not always easily obtained with meat-free diets and are often suboptimal or deficient in global populations.

‘Animal-sourced foods are superior to plant-sourced foods at simultaneously supplying several bioavailable micronutrients and high-quality macronutrients critical for growth and cognitive development,’ notes co-author Dr. Adegbola Adesogan, director of the University of Florida’s Global Food Systems Institute. Dietary recommendations to eliminate animal-source foods from diets ignore their importance …”

Indeed, as noted in this paper,

human anatomy, digestion and metabolism indicates that the human race is not only compatible with but also reliant upon relatively substantial meat intake, and disconnecting the entire population from our evolutionary dietary patterns raises rather than lowers the risk for nutrient deficiencies and chronic diseases.

We already know that the preponderance of processed food in the Western diet is responsible for our current disease burden and removing one of the few remaining whole foods — meat — will undoubtedly only worsen the situation.

Specific nutrients found in meat that are not easily obtained in meat-free diets include B vitamins, especially vitamin B12, retinol, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, iron and zinc in bioavailable forms, taurine, creatine and carnosine, all of which have important health functions. As noted by the authors:

“As a food matrix, meat is more than the sum of its individual nutrients. Moreover, within the diet matrix, it can serve as a keystone food in food-based dietary interventions to improve nutritional status, especially in regions that rely heavily on cereal staples.

Efforts to lower global meat intake for environmental or other reasons beyond a critical threshold may hinder progress towards reducing undernutrition and the effects this has on both physical and cognitive outcomes, and thereby stifle economic development …

Leaving aside the degree of negative impact that meat may have on a variety of factors that relate to human and planetary health … the purpose of the present article is to summarize the positive nutritional aspects of meat consumption.

The outlining, understanding, and weighing of such parameters will be required to enable a proper cost-benefit analysis of any food system transformation, and particularly those that wish to strongly reduce or even eliminate meat intake.”

We do have a manmade problem, but it’s not climate change per se. The problem is that food production has been bastardized. In an April 24, 2023, article in The Scotsman,

columnist Philip Lymbery shares memories of a trip through Italy’s agricultural valley.

While touring “pretty villages,” “endless pastures and crop fields,” he quickly realized that something was missing: Livestock. Not once did he see a farm animal anywhere. The picturesque pastures were all empty.

“Where were the cows producing milk for world-famous Parmesan or Grana Padano? Or the pigs renowned for Parma ham? Or the chickens producing eggs for Carbonara? What I discovered is that farmers in Italy’s richest agricultural region had forgotten how to keep animals outside.

They simply had a blind spot. They couldn’t see why it wasn’t right to keep them cooped up indoors all day, every day. They couldn’t see the irony of grass being grown then mowed and packed into bales to feed incarcerated cows,” he writes.

“They had lost sight of the fact that cows, pigs, and chickens like to feel fresh air and sunshine as much as we do. It put me in mind of something else Locatelli once said: ‘It is better to have fantastic meat once a week than fill ourselves up every day with cheap, carelessly reared meat. We all have to get used to quality, not quantity.’”

Even foods advertised as being made from “grass fed” cows, such as Italy’s famous Parmigiano Reggiano Parmesan cheese, were raised indoors, Lymbery discovered. Instead of letting the cows graze freely on all those pastures, cut grass is shoveled into darkened factories where hundreds of cows are cramped together.

According to Lymbery, less than 1% of Italian farms that supply dairy for the production of Parmesan allowed cows to graze freely outdoors in 2016. (He asked the consortium that governs Parmesan manufacturing for updated 2023 statistics but received no reply.) Instead, “zero grazing” is the norm. This is where cows are permanently kept indoors.

Another fact Lymbery discovered during his travels through Italy was that crop fields are primarily dedicated to growing animal feed, not human food. These kinds of practices are what’s having a detrimental effect on the environment. It’s factory farming that is the problem, not farming or food production in general. As mentioned earlier, the solution is regenerative farming and holistic husbandry, Not more processed fake foods.

As detailed in “Red Meat Is Not a Health Risk,” research has demonstrated that unprocessed red meat poses a very low risk for adverse health effects, if any. On the other hand, cultured meat operations are significant producers of CO2 emissions and plant-based meats have been shown to inhibit mineral absorption in humans.

Both of these meat alternatives are also ultraprocessed,

and may therefore cause the same kind of health deterioration as other processed foods. Obesity,

Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and depression are but a few examples of conditions known to be promoted and exacerbated by a processed food diet.

In December 2022, Swedish researchers warned that plant-based meat alternatives have very high phytate levels — antinutrients that inhibit the absorption of minerals in the human body. As a result, while the meat substitute may appear to contain many of the necessary nutrients, such as iron, your body cannot absorb them. That plant-based meat alternatives may therefore result in health-robbing nutrient deficiencies is wholly predictable. As reported by Nutrition Insight:

“The study, published in Nutrients, analyzed 44 meat substitutes sold in Swedish supermarkets, mainly made of soy and pea proteins. It also included fermented soy products of tempeh and mycoproteins — fungi.

‘All products were high in iron and zinc content but low in bioavailability (except the tempeh and mycoprotein-based products). This means that the minerals pass through the gastrointestinal tract without being absorbed,’ Ann-Sofie Sandberg, co-author of the study and professor of food and nutrition science at Chalmers University, tells NutritionInsight.

Sandberg details that the mycoproteins did not contain iron but relatively high amounts of zinc. Zinc absorption might be negatively influenced by the fungi cell walls, although it’s yet unknown.

‘Among these products, we saw a wide variation in nutritional content and how sustainable they can be from a health perspective. In general, the estimated absorption of iron and zinc from the products was extremely low,’ says Cecilia Mayer Labba, lead author of the study …

Sandberg explains that the most available iron for absorption comes from meat and fish containing heme iron, which is very easily absorbed. ‘Meat and fish also contain what is called ‘the meat factor’ — muscle tissues or amino acids — which stimulate the absorption of nonheme iron in the whole meal. Thus, there are two reasons for animal protein being superior for iron absorption. Also, zinc absorption is stimulated by animal protein.’”

Government leaders, however, appear wholly ignorant of the risks involved with a wholesale transition from real, whole food to processed and synthetic alternatives.

In September 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an “Executive Order on Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe and Secure American Bioeconomy,”

which paves the way for biotechnology to take over food production.

In late March 2023, Biden further expanded on this premise in a “Bold Goals for U.S. Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing” report.

According to this plan, the food industry is to be led by biotech, and the “improvements” we can look forward to are more lab-grown meats and bioengineered plant foods. A similar plan is also detailed in the U.K.’s Genetic Technology and Precision Breeding Act of 2023.

Specific goals highlighted in Biden’s “Bold Goals” report

include reducing methane emissions from agriculture by 30% by 2030, in part by reducing methane emissions from ruminant livestock.

While Bill Gates is investing to develop methane-capturing face masks for cattle,

the easiest way to reduce emissions from livestock is to simply eliminate the animals altogether, and this, of course, means less real food.

Among the many problems with this plan is the fact that taxpayers will now be paying for government’s funding of private corporations involved in the fake food industry. The end result is highly predictable. What we’ll have is a repeat of what happened with farm subsidies.

Rather than subsidizing the most nutritious foods, government farm subsidies go almost exclusively to large monoculture farms growing genetically engineered corn, soy and other basic ingredients used in processed foods. As a result, the processed food industry has grown on our dime while public health has deteriorated.

The same thing will happen here. Instead of investing in regenerative agriculture, the government is backing a whole new industry of fake foods, from lab-grown meats to large-scale insect production. Meanwhile, safety data for plant-based meats, synthetic cultured meats and insect proteins are sorely lacking.

As just one example, a March 2023 Food Hazards Identification report

by the British Food standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland stresses that there are “considerable gaps in knowledge” when it comes to cell-based meat production. There’s either little or no data at all on the toxicology, nutrition profiles, product stability, allergy risks, contamination risks and adverse effects of these products when consumed by humans.

Potential problem areas identified by the FSA include:

  • Contaminated reagents, air or water baths

  • Poorly cleaned or maintained equipment

  • Failing to follow cleaning protocols when culturing cells

  • Failing to follow good laboratory practices (GLP) and/or good manufacturing practices (GMP)

  • Use of antibiotics, fungicides and/or chemicals that are toxic to humans in the production

  • Consumption of viruses used in the manufacturing process

  • Cross-contamination of one cell line into another due to concomitant use of multiple cell lines

  • Other cross-contamination risks, such as “poor maintenance of equipment, poor cleaning regimes, incorrect storage of cells, working with multiple cell lines in one area, using the wrong cells and incorrect labeling”

  • New diseases and/or allergic reactions to new proteins due to using cell lines of animals not common in the local diet

  • Nutritional deficiencies, “as the nutrition profile could be different from what it is replacing”

As noted in the Food Hazards Identification report:

“There are many stages of development for producing cultured meat … from taking a cell line from a small vial or biopsy and increasing the culture volume stepwise in stages (proliferation), until a commercial sized bioreactor can be seeded, to differentiating the cells to final desired cell type.

Then [they are] maturing them, usually on a scaffold, to increase the protein content, and then detaching/grinding the cells with/from their scaffold to produce a final product that can be used to make meat like cells. At each stage, different chemicals, biologics, media formulations, additives and supplements are used to ensure a successful culture.”

Contamination can occur at any of these steps. Each additive also poses potential risks, both known and unknown, as various byproducts are created in the process. In the video above, I review some of the many potential dangers associated with fake meats.

Considering the multistep processing cultivated meats undergo, it’s simply not possible for it to be as safe as conventional meat, where the primary contamination risks are limited to slaughter, processing, packaging, distribution and storage. With fake meats, hazardous contamination can occur at any point during manufacturing, in addition to these conventional “weak points.” 

Ultraprocessed foods are also completely counterproductive to environmentally “green” and sustainable goals. For example, ultraprocessed foods already account for 17% to 39% of total diet-related energy use, 36% to 45% of total diet-related biodiversity loss and up to one-third of total diet-related greenhouse gas emissions.

So, how is expanding the manufacturing and consumption of even more ultraprocessed foods going to lower greenhouse gas emissions? As noted in a September 2022 Journal of Cleaner Production paper:

“Ultraprocessed foods are fundamentally unsustainable products; they have been associated with poor health and social outcomes and require finite environmental resources for their production … are responsible for significant diet-related energy, [and] greenhouse gas emissions.”

And, for all the lip service paid to “equity,” increasing consumption of processed foods will worsen economic inequalities, as it redirects money away from small farmers and independent homesteaders to transnational corporations that rely on underpaid workers.

Crazy as it seems, there’s every reason to suspect that a meat ban will eventually become reality. Personally, I don’t think this will be done through laws banning the consumption of meat.

Rather, meat will simply be phased out as farmers are forced to limit herd sizes to comply with various restrictions on fertilizer use and limits on carbon emissions. Fake alternatives will then take their place, and over time, people will forget how to raise their own food. At that point, humanity will be wholly captured and enslaved.

Ultimately, if we want to be free, and if we want food safety and food security, we must focus our efforts on building a decentralized system that connects communities with farmers who grow real food in sustainable ways and distribute that food locally.

Strategies that can get us there were covered in the Children’s Health Defense’s March 4, 2023, Attack on Food symposium (video above). For example, Dr. John Day and Beverly Johannson shared tips on how to grow your own food and preserve the food you grow. Other helpful strategies include buying food from local farmers and farmers markets and creating independent food hubs that cut out the middlemen.

The final session of the symposium dealt with larger societal solutions to fight back against the war on food. U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie highlighted core vulnerabilities in the U.S. food supply, which fell apart during the pandemic when farmers had to euthanize animals because they couldn’t get them processed.

Four meatpackers control 85% of the meat that’s processed in the U.S. One of them is owned by China, one by Brazil and the other two are multinational corporations. Food prices are going up while farmers are going broke. In 2017, Massie introduced the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act,

but the bill hasn’t moved since its introduction in the House.

The PRIME Act would allow farmers to sell meat processed at smaller slaughtering facilities and allow states to set their own meat processing standards. Because small slaughterhouses do not have an inspector on staff — a requirement that only large facilities can easily fulfill — they’re banned from selling their meat. The PRIME Act would lift this regulation without sacrificing safety, as random USDA inspections could still occur.

“If a farmer wants to sell pork, beef or lamb to a consumer, as long as that consumer and that farmer and that processor are all in the same state, they’re not crossing state lines, they keep the federal government out of that transaction,” he said.

Massey has also introduced legislation to protect access to raw milk (HR 4835, the Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2021


The bill was introduced at the end of July 2021, as an amendment to the 2018 Farm bill. Contact your representatives and urge them to support these bills.

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