State of Affairs
Where we came from and where we are
Two years ago, I started releasing articles in September of 2021. I started my journey into researching the state of affairs of our food supply in our great nation of America. The issues, the breakdowns in the supply chain, the harvest, and understanding the shift in control from farmer to conglomerate before any product was put in the public (customer) hands.
Two years ago, this month, I saw this. It rang an alarm of concern within me. I began to travel across the US. I went from small town to small-town, traveling from Texas to the Canadian border; not once, but twice. I was searching for understanding.
We are in a paradigm shift with our food supply in this country.
My research consisted of:
- my travels,
- feeding the homeless and impoverished
- speaking with ranchers, farmers, and food suppliers; and,
- embedded myself into a harvesting company.
I got to the source of the seed. I was able to see and take part firsthand in the process of agricultural production and see what our farmers are growing and how those crops are growing. What I found has led me to a deeper understanding of our food supply, our current existing conditions regarding farming, and this has all led me to the understanding of the state of affairs of our food supply in our nation of the United States of America.
Many of you know that my grandfather was a farmer, and a producer of animal protein, to his family; and to his community. He survived the dust bowl and he survived the great depression. He maneuvered around gold confiscation and he continued to have children (six total) and provide for his family. He and my grandmother saw tough times, but together they were able to persevere and survive. This led them to a feeling of accomplishment and pride in and of their work; they had a pleasant and purpose-driven life.
What they did not survive was the onslaught of the chemical companies, the US dollar going off the gold standard in 1971 with Nixon, and the capture of the USDA and of our small and medium-sized farmers. They did not survive mono-cropping and the land that they loved and took care of was subsequently sold in the 1980s.
This is not an uncommon story, it is very familiar to many families across this nation. It was an experience that leads to sadness and heartbreak. It is a story that is repeating itself, and playing out before our very eyes, on a much larger scale. But, most of America has no clue how they are becoming nutritionally starved and having the market access to their food completely controlled by a global centralized food industry that has lost its true purpose of keeping a nation healthy and strong.
Our food supply system has been weaponized and we are about to see just how much it will be used for you to comply and for you to be less sovereign than even my grandfather was at times during prohibition of monetary access and to his means to raise his family.
Let’s take a look back at at my first report
I wrote about the following: Who Controls the World’s Food Supply?
When the United States was founded in the 1700s, and when Thomas Jefferson served as President of the United States, about 90% of the U.S. population was employed in agriculture.
The industrial revolution, which is often credited to Samuel Slater who opened the first mill in the United States in the year of 1790 and increased the speed of cotton threads spinning to yarn, helped usher in a plethora of technologies to help increase productivity. These technologies helped increase the strength of the newly budding American economy and reduce the dependency on imports.
But, by the time of the Civil War in 1865, when Abraham Lincoln served as President of the United States, about 50% of the population was employed in agriculture.
The cattle industry in Texas started booming in 1878.
And, by the time World War II started in 1939, the percentage of those employed in agriculture started dropping significantly.
Today in 2022, less than 1% of our population is employed in agriculture and most of the food sold in the U.S., and even around the world, is controlled by just a handful of companies.
At the bottom of the food chain, of course, are the seeds. No seeds, no food. This is where the most consolidation has occurred in the past few years: The top 10 seed companies account for $14,785 million – or two-thirds (67%) of the global proprietary seed market.
The world’s largest seed company, Monsanto, accounts for almost one-quarter (23%) of the global proprietary seed market.
The top 3 companies (Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta) together account for 47% of the worldwide proprietary seed market.
The top 3 seed companies control 65% of the proprietary maize (corn) seed market worldwide, and over half of the proprietary soybean seed market. (More at GMWatch.org)
2022 Global Food Supply Shortage
It is starting and I ask that you take a look at what is going on in the world that will have an impact and what I have reported and is now unfolding.
In the following weeks, I will be expanding on each of these touchpoints that will have a severe impact on our food supply.
- Drought Most do not realize that we suffered through a major drought in 2021. We were all dealing with the Covid narrative and many were unaware of the impact it had on our grain and water supplies. This drought is even worse now with a mild winter and low moisture accumulation. Wildfires across Texas and other parts of the country will continue unless a much-needed weather pattern develops and begins to nourish our crops going into summer.
- Fertilizer shortage The global food system was already under pressure. During the pandemic, as many economies emerged from lockdowns and recovered, the rapid rise in activity increased demand on energy.
- Global consolidation of our food supply The big 6 (Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Dow, Bayer, and BASF) have consolidated into a Big 4 dominated by Bayer and Corteva (a new firm created as a result of the Dow-DuPont merger) and rounded out with ChemChina and BASF. These four firms control more than 60 percent of global proprietary seed sales.
Information war against animal protein and especially against the American Rancher
Look for a spectrum of cultural diets fads, animal welfare, animal rights, and nutrition and health concerns about meat consumption to continue with mixed messages because of the demand for high-protein foods.
- Supply chain breakdowns Personally, I worry more about moderate supply chain breakdowns. Because any authority can see that a total supply chain breakdown is an emergency situation and they would use emergency powers to try to fix it. Of course, the authorities may do a terrible job, as we have seen before. No one will be saving you if we get to a total breakdown.
- Gas hikes Unless something drastic takes place we will see gas prices soar this year all the way into 2023 and beyond. This affects every touchpoint of your food supply and of your personal movement. Most families and individuals cannot deal with $400 grocery bills and $4.50 per gallon gas. Your farmer and rancher will not be able to function if gas and diesel continue its continued rise.
- Military conflicts The truth about the Ukraine and Russia military conflicts is an article with-in itself. If you believe this conflict will not be affecting your food supply then I ask you to take a closer look at the energy and monetary positioning going on with this confusing war.
- Interest rate hikes Federal Reserve just raised interest rates for the first time in 3 years. There will be 6 more hikes as we move forward into 2022.
- Hyperinflation Monetary authorities are accelerating the expansion of the quantity of money to the point where it is proving to be impossible for them to regain control. It ends when the state's fiat currency is finally worthless. It is an evolving crisis, not just a climactic event.
Let’s talk about the here and now. I have created a network of food industry experts, from those in food production, processing, engineering, and supplying.
What I hear from them is that we are about to go through something we have not ever seen in this country. This past week I heard from several ranchers that they are thinking about not having a herd, they are considering dropping out and selling.
They are trapped in a centralized apparatus that does not allow them to flourish anymore; let alone survive.
I will be expanding upon each one of these touchpoints moving forward all the way up to the first annual Beef Initiative Conference in Kerrville, Texas.
It is time as American citizens that we stop and reflect as individuals, as parents and as friends.
Our overall consumption model is shattered. The content which we view and hear is manipulated and corrupted. Our food and nutrition sources are out of our control. Without a strong individual, we do not have a strong community. Most of us live in our own community. Be it in person or online in the digital world. One thing in common we have to be more aware of the food intelligence that is going to be required to be able to provide.
It is time to truly get back to the “Source of the Seed” in everything we do.
I ask that you come along with us. Participate and share. Learn what pure animal protein is and how it is truly the strength of our nation. Learn how to become your own food supply, learn how to become your own bank.
Here at the Beef Initiative we are creating a roadmap for anyone who wants to pursue a life that consists of:
- Sound Money
- Sound Food
- Sound Health
We all deserve and have the ability to be the health initiative that this nation requires.
Half measure avail us nothing and clear communication is the key. Take that step into the vertical integration of understanding and of nutrition.
Food Intelligence has been redefined and we are going to lead the way.