March 22nd, 2023 3-5PM ET
Wednesday on The Robert Scott Bell Show:
It’s National Nutrition Month — Brought to You by Big Food, Big Chemical and Big Pharma The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is celebrating the 50th anniversary of “National Nutrition Month” this March. The influential academy, which counts more than 100,000 credentialed dieticians, nutrition practitioners and students among its ranks, launched the Nutrition Month campaign in 1973 to “encourage sound eating and physical activity habits.” This year’s theme is “Fuel for the Future,” with a focus on environmental sustainability. The academy’s Big Food-friendly Nutrition Month messaging leaves us craving science-based advice for healthy eating. The group offers a few useful morsels and light fare in its Nutrition Month messaging, such as “buy foods in season and shop locally when possible” and “learn cooking and meal preparation skills.” But what you won’t find there: substantive dietary advice that reflects the latest science, such as warning consumers about the health risks of eating ultra-processed foods that are linked to increasing rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, weight gain and obesity, dementia and — most alarmingly — all-cause mortality. How much do the Academy’s corporate sponsors influence the nutrition and dietary advice they serve up? The large body of research on the risks of ultra-processed foods is missing from the academy’s Nutrition Month materials, nor do they inform consumers about the findings of a long-term study published this month in Lancet Planetary Health: “Replacing 10% of processed foods … with an equal amount of minimally processed foods was associated with reduced risks of overall cancer, head and neck cancers, oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma, colon cancer, rectal cancer.”
Special Guest Joel Salatin
Joel Salatin, 65, calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate.
With a room full of debate trophies from high school and college days, 15 published books, and a thriving multi-generational family farm, he draws on a lifetime of food, farming and fantasy to entertain and inspire audiences around the world. He’s as comfortable moving cows in a pasture as addressing CEOs in a Wall Street business conference.
His wide-ranging topics include nitty-gritty how-to for profitable regenerative farming as well as cultural philosophy like orthodoxy vs. heresy. A wordsmith and master communicator, he moves audiences from laughs one minute to tears the next, from frustration to hopefulness. Often receiving standing ovations, he prefers the word performance rather than presentation to describe his lectures. His favorite activity?–Q&A. “I love the interaction,” he says.
He co-owns, with his family, Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. Featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning documentary Food Inc., the farm services more than 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, 10 retail outlets, and a farmers’ market with salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, and forestry products. When he’s not on the road speaking, he’s at home on the farm, keeping the callouses on his hands and dirt under his fingernails, mentoring young people, inspiring visitors, and promoting local, regenerative food and farming systems.
Why Are the Chickens So Sick? As the nation suffers through yet another High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak, questioning the orthodox narrative is more important than ever. At a time when people are screaming about overpopulation and the world’s inability to feed itself, surely we humans need to figure out how to reduce these kinds of losses. Numbers change each day, but at the last count about 60 million chickens (mainly laying hens) and turkeys died in the last year. A bit more than a decade ago it was 50 million. Are these cycles inevitable? Are the experts funneling information to the public more trustworthy than those who controlled press releases during 2020’s covid outbreak? If thinking people learned only one thing from the covid pandemic, it was that official government narratives are politically slanted and often untrue. In this latest HPAI outbreak, perhaps the most egregious departure from truth is the notion that the birds have died as a result of the disease and that euthanasia for survivors is the best and only option. First, of the nearly 60 million claimed deaths, perhaps no more than a couple million have actually died from HPAI. The rest have been killed in a draconian sterilization protocol. Using the word euthanized rather than the more proper word exterminated clouds the actual story. Euthanizing refers to putting an animal out of its misery. In other words, it’s going to die and is in pain or an incurable condition.
‘Smart’ Masks for Cows? Gates Invests $4.7 Million in Data-Collecting Faceware for Livestock The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation this month awarded a $4.8 million grant to a company that sells “smart” face masks for cows. ZELP, which stands for Zero Emissions Livestock Project, claims its artificial intelligence (AI) mask technology for livestock will reduce methane emissions — considered to be a main greenhouse gas — and curb climate change. Cows and other ruminant animals emit methane in the process of digesting their food. The mask goes around the cow’s head and captures the methane gas exhaled by the animal, oxidizing it and then releasing it into the air as carbon dioxide and water vapor, according to ZELP. It also has sensors that continuously collect millions of data points on the animals that are processed by machine learning algorithms. “Our AI is trained to detect heat, flag welfare conditions, and identify the most efficient animals with a high-level of accuracy,” ZELP said. But critics, including third-generation farmer Howard Vlieger, said the Gates-funded venture is illogical and driven by greed. Vlieger, who advises crop and livestock farmers across the U.S., said, “This is what you would get when you combine greed and stupidity.”
Question of The Day!
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Hour 2 – Outside The Box With Ty Bollinger!
It’s time to go Outside The Box again with Ty Bollinger! What will we be talking about today?
Feds Using Banking Crisis to Usher in Central Bank Digital Currency, Experts Warn A week-and-a-half after the second-largest bank failure in American history ignited uncertainty throughout the global economy, experts warn bank failures and the stabilization measures taken by the Federal Reserve and Wall Street are creating even greater bank consolidation — and might further pave the way for a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Silicon Valley Bank’s (SVB) collapse earlier this month led to the collapse of Signature Bank, the voluntary closing of Silvergate Bank and the takeover of all three banks by the FDIC. In response, top credit rating agency Moody’s lowered the outlook for the entire U.S. banking system to “negative.” Now the banking crisis is spreading to Europe. Swiss regulators engineered a “forced marriage” between UBS and the troubled Credit Suisse this past weekend as part of an effort to stabilize the bank in the face of increasing concerns that a major financial crisis is imminent. The collapse and downgrading of these banks have bolstered the position of what has come to be called the systemically important banks (SIBs) — financial institutions whose failure could trigger a financial crisis. These “too big to fail” financial institutions — which include JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Wells Fargo, among others — have been inundated with billions of dollars of new deposits “as smaller lenders face turmoil,” the Financial Times reported.
DeSantis Unveils Plan To Battle Biden’s ‘Efforts To Inject A Centralized Bank Digital Currency’ Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) revealed a proposal on Monday meant to combat the possible implementation of a central bank digital currency by the Federal Reserve and the Biden administration. Critics of a potential central bank digital currency note that the asset, which would be managed by the Federal Reserve and tethered to the value of the dollar, would create opportunities for government surveillance and control of private citizens. DeSantis proposed legislation that would ban the recognition of central bank digital currencies, whether from the federal government or an overseas central bank, as money under Florida’s Uniform Commercial Code. “The Biden administration’s efforts to inject a Centralized Bank Digital Currency is about surveillance and control,” DeSantis said in a press release. “Today’s announcement will protect Florida consumers and businesses from the reckless adoption of a ‘centralized digital dollar’ which will stifle innovation and promote government-sanctioned surveillance. Florida will not side with economic central planners; we will not adopt policies that threaten personal economic freedom and security.” Nations such as China, Australia, Japan, India, Russia, and South Korea are presently exploring central bank digital currencies, which have already been established in the Bahamas, Nigeria, and Jamaica, according to a report from the Atlantic Council.
Bill Gates Plots a Global Pandemic Prison State An epic disaster like the COVID response, one might suppose, should inspire some humility and rethinking on how public health could have gone so wrong. They had their run at it but created a global disaster for the ages. This is more than obvious to any competent observer. The next step might be to see if there are any places where matters went rather well, and Sweden comes first to mind. The educational losses were non-existent because they didn’t close schools. In general life went on as normal and with very good results. One might suppose the Swedish way would be vindicated. Sadly, our leaders care nothing for evidence, apparently. Their concern is for power and money at any cost. As a result, we are witnessing a concerted effort not only to double down on errors the next time but make them even worse. The top two exhibits emerged over the weekend. New York Times: “We’re Making the Same Mistakes Again” by Bill Gates. Wall Street Journal: “What Worked Against Covid: Masks, Closures and Vaccines” by Tom Frieden (former head of CDC). Gates deploys his privileged place at the New York Times to agitate once again for a Global Health Emergency Corps, ensconced at the World Health Organization and managed by the same people who created the pandemic response this time around. In other words, it would be the core of the global government pushing more lockdowns for the world—lockdowns to wait for another round of vaccines.
TOXIC GROCERY WARNING: 75 percent of fresh (non-organic) produce grown in the USA found to contain toxic pesticide residue The Environmental Working Group (EWG) named its “dirty dozen” produce items this week highlighting the most dangerous produce items on the market when grown conventionally. And some of the items on the list may shock you since they are widely regarded as healthy “superfoods.” Unless produce is grown cleanly without pesticides and herbicides and is laboratory tested, it can be risky to consume to some degree because it might be chock full of hidden chemical poisons that are unseen to the naked eye. Mind you, EWG’s dirty dozen produce items are especially dangerous when grown in the United States due to lax regulations surrounding the spraying of deadly chemicals on crops. If grown elsewhere in the world, many of these foods are likely safer and less tainted than their American-grown counterparts, even when grown conventionally. For their research, EWG looked at 46 different produce staples. Overall, the organization found that 75 percent of freshly grown produce in the U.S. contains some degree of harmful pesticide residue, which is deeply concerning. The worst offenders, just like dirty dozen lists from previous years have shown, are among the healthiest fruits and vegetables when grown cleanly. In this case, though, these conventionally grown produce items are risky to consume because of the hidden chemicals they contain.
Charlene’s Cancer-Fighting Cuisine: Episode 10 The absolute best way to prevent, treat, and beat cancer is through nutrition. Unfortunately, finding the right information can be hard. The agricultural industry is doing its best to confuse us with tricky labels and misleading science. Did you know that over 50% of cancer deaths are preventable? With the right diet, you can drastically reduce your cancer risk – and even help your body heal from most diseases. The medical mafia wants you to believe that drugs are the only way to fight disease and illness. The truth is that there’s very little money to be made in natural treatments. The standard American diet (SAD) is loaded with sugar, toxins, and processed, fake foods. Each month, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite anti-cancer recipes. These dishes aren’t just good; They’re good FOR you! This kale and artichoke dip is packed full of flavor and nutritional benefits. This recipe is a savory crowd pleaser and perfect for those winter get-togethers. Kale has gained in popularity over the past years and for good reason. It is an excellent source of protein, folate, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. A 2013 study from Current Pharmacology Reports stated that cruciferous vegetables, such as kale, contain chemical components that have been responsible for fighting various types of cancer cells. The study also stated that cruciferous vegetables are key in advancing cancer prevention. Artichokes are high in natural antioxidants, fiber, and many vitamins and minerals. A 2015 study in The Plant Foods for Human Nutrition Journal found that artichokes were very beneficial in supporting healthy liver function and protecting the liver against diseases. They also suggest that artichokes may have the ability to support liver cell regeneration. Along with all of these qualities, and one of my favorite health impacts, is that artichokes also support overall gut health!
Ashwagandha: An Ancient Ayurvedic Adaptogen Ashwagandha (also known as “Indian ginseng” or “winter cherry”) is an ancient medicinal herb that’s been used for over 4,000 years and is classified as an adaptogen, meaning that it can help your body handle stress. Traditionally, this herb has been used as an aphrodisiac, liver tonic, anti-inflammatory agent, and astringent. Its medicinal benefit is found within its strong and vital root system, and the name “ashwagandha” literally means “smell of the horse” which refers to its unique odor and also its ability to impart the strength and vitality of a stallion. Ashwagandha is a highly revered herb in the Ayurvedic apothecary and is considered the “King of Ayurvedic Herbs.” Although native to India, the Middle East, and North Africa, ashwagandha plants can be cultivated in temperate climates around the world, including the USA. Adaptogens restore and promote balance and help manage hormone levels. Ashwagandha is particularly effective because it can assist the adrenal system in regulating the body’s reaction to stress. When confronted by a threat, the adrenal system releases stress hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol, and if those hormone levels remain high for extended periods, they can cause health problems like adrenal fatigue. When this happens, a person’s blood sugar increases, causing them to gain weight. Research suggests that taking ashwagandha can help reduce cortisol levels, especially among people who are chronically stressed. In an animal study, researchers discovered that the herb helps block the stress pathway in the brains of rats by regulating the chemical signaling in their nervous system.
FDA approves lab-grown ‘GOOD Meat’ chicken product, second such authorization in US The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a “no questions” response to GOOD Meat, marking the company’s lab-grown chicken product safe to eat. “We have no questions at this time regarding GOOD Meat’s conclusion that foods comprised of or containing cultured chicken cell material [are] as safe as comparable foods produced by other methods,” the FDA said in a March 20 letter to the company. The FDA’s letter “clears a crucial step in bringing GOOD Meat to restaurants and retail in the US,” GOOD Meat said in a statement Tuesday, adding that it “is now working with the US Department of Agriculture on necessary approvals.” GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of food technology company Eat Just, Inc., is dedicated to, “making sustainable, safe meat from animal cells instead of slaughtered animals.” The FDA’s move comes just months after UPSIDE Foods received the FDA’s first regulatory green light to sell cultivated meat, poultry or seafood in November 2022. GOOD Meat’s chicken product previously received approval in Singapore, making the company the first in the world to receive approval on multiple continents.