Control the Food, Control the People

 

While everyone including myself, is gasping at the grocery check-out aisle here in the US when the tab comes up, I heard on the radio about a massive food cost increase in Germany. I don’t usually check German news.

While the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is wreaking havoc on grain, fertilizer, fuel, and other world exports, I found this story dated November 2021, so before the war, that describes the shift to “sustainable foods,” code for phasing out meat and replacing with plant-based substitutes. In Europe, there is something called a “Nutri-Score” nutrition label, as well as an “animal welfare” label.  This worldwide shift toward processed fake food (it’s what it is) was born out of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset. Make real food more expensive to buy, put restrictions on farmers and ranchers, and they reach their goals. This doesn’t apply to all those cannabis growers. They’re making room for that important crop. More on that later.

Here is another German article from a month ago.

So what’s wrong with eating healthier?  Adding more fruits and veggies is always good, but don’t farmers need fertilizer and fuel to grow food, and who is heavily involved in the fake food products?  Does Bill Gates ring a bell?  He’s so smart that he saw it coming way before you or me, like his wargaming a pandemic in October 2019 and had plenty of stock in Moderna and Pfizer.

So here’s a sample of what is and will be on the shelves (no, not cheaper) to eat:

Gates says rich countries should shift entirely to synthetic beef. And he has the intellectual property rights to sell them. As a food that can help fix the climate, Gates touts the Impossible Burger, a plant-based patty made from genetically engineered soy and textured with engineered yeast. Its manufacturer, the Gates-funded Impossible Foods, has two dozen patents and more than 100 patents pending to artificially replicate cheese, beef and chicken and permeate these products with manufactured flavors, scents and textures.

Ginkgo Bioworks, a Gates-backed start-up that makes “custom organisms,” just went public in a $17.5 billion deal. The company uses its “cell programming” technology to genetically engineer flavors and scents into commercial strains of engineered yeast and bacteria to create “natural” ingredients, including vitamins, amino acids, enzymes and flavors for ultra-processed foods.

That sounds so tasty, but I’m very allergic to soy, and just how much energy is being used to run all these food labs?

According to its investor presentation, Ginkgo plans to create up to 20,000 engineered “cell programs” (it now has five) for food products and many other uses. Axios reports that the company plans to charge customers to use its “biological platform” like Amazon charges for its data center, and will take royalties like apps in the Apple Store. Ginkgo’s customers, the investor pitch makes clear, are not consumers or farmers, but rather the world’s largest chemical, food and pharmaceutical companies.

It seems the same companies keep coming up with “(interesting) solutions” where they make millions….before we have a crisis. No – there’s no pattern here and…..look……there’s a squirrel!

Why do we have a food and energy crisis?  We still have farmers and ranchers, and we were energy independent in the good old days of 2020. In fact, we were exporting energy, and our manufacturing sector was strong. It’s disturbing to think a conflict in Eastern Europe could be blamed for all this inflation, which is what our administration is now saying.  While we’re being pushed into a multi-gender, fake race conflict, our basic food, energy, and supply chain issues are rapidly changing right under our noses.  No wonder the cannabis crops are thriving – keep everyone doped up and they won’t notice.  It also seems purchasing power is being screened, both in the private sector and commercially. If you don’t comply with the new rules, maybe you won’t get that bank loan or your company won’t be able to advertise your product on the same level as a more green company.  Look up that ESG score!

This conflict between Russia and Ukraine is greatly harming not only the citizens of both countries, but the world’s breadbasket. Why isn’t more being done on the diplomatic front? Has there not been enough suffering from COVID?  Food shortages would be devastating.

It seems sustainable means portioning out just enough (fake) nutrition to sustain you, and keep off the grass – we’re trying to save the planet.   Prepare accordingly….

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  1. cdor Member
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    Why isn’t raising cattle a sustainable method of producing protein? If Bill Gates wants to eat fake soy burgers, he’s free to do so. Maybe he can even convince about 10% of the population to join him. What is so mind-blowing maddening about liberals is they can never accept letting people choose for themselves. If the liberals agree on something, everyone must go along with them…because the liberals are correct always and absolutely.

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  2. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    One thing is certain, if food is out of control (unavailable), then the people will be out of control.   If you want to reset all the countries, initiate a short global famine.   If the Atlanticists want to ramp up the global reset, they need to keep the Ukraine war going for about 2 planting seasons.  Call it 8 months.  By then, the sheeple will be begging for *anything* promising relief.

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  3. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    This process is awful on so many levels. Like your allergy to soy, how do they know how people’s bodies will react to their products? What happened to the idea of eating natural foods rather than contrived products? And what’s this “custom organisms” garbage? Seriously? 

    As we encounter these products, I wonder  how many of us will eschew them and stick with the real stuff as long as we can. Or will we begin to buy them because they smell or taste good, they’re convenient, and because we can’t find the real stuff at our markets.

    Good grief. And good post.

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  4. Front Seat Cat Member
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    cdor (View Comment):

    Why isn’t raising cattle a sustainable method of producing protein? If Bill Gates wants to eat fake soy burgers, he’s free to do so. Maybe he can even convince about 10% of the population to join him. What is so mind-blowing maddening about liberals is they can never accept letting people choose for themselves. If the liberals agree on something, everyone must go along with them…because the liberals are correct always and absolutely.

    Impossible foods and fake meat are at our local supermarkets right next to the unaffordable meats, eggs and dairy – check out Publix – and of course Whole Foods is all in. Agree – Cattle graze, they provide meat, dairy and don’t they produce a natural fertilizer? 

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  5. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    cdor (View Comment):
    If Bill Gates wants to eat fake soy burgers, he’s free to do so.

    Betcha Bill Gates will eat meat.

    For a certain kind of personality, there is a great deal of pleasure in planning and controlling other peoples’ lives.

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  6. Kevin Schulte Member
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    I think this is really heading to Soylent green.

     

    Edit :

    Conservative Burgers , if you will.

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  7. WillowSpring Member
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    Somehow, Bill Gate’s involvement with the “global reset” makes me think of the “Blue Screen of Death” in Windows

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  8. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    I used to joke that Microsoft should be preferred over Apple because while Bill Gates merely wanted all your money, Steve Jobs wanted your soul. I was wrong about Bill Gates.

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  9. Saint Augustine Member
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  10. Saint Augustine Member
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    “Shaping the economic recovery” for “gender parity”?

    [Sigh.]

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  11. kedavis Inactive
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):

    Why isn’t raising cattle a sustainable method of producing protein? If Bill Gates wants to eat fake soy burgers, he’s free to do so. Maybe he can even convince about 10% of the population to join him. What is so mind-blowing maddening about liberals is they can never accept letting people choose for themselves. If the liberals agree on something, everyone must go along with them…because the liberals are correct always and absolutely.

    Impossible foods and fake meat are at our local supermarkets right next to the unaffordable meats, eggs and dairy – check out Publix – and of course Whole Foods is all in. Agree – Cattle graze, they provide meat, dairy and don’t they produce a natural fertilizer?

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  12. Saint Augustine Member
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    Front Seat Cat:

    “Developing Sustainable Business Models” through “Agile Governance.”

    “Revitalizing Global Cooperation” through “Geo-economics” and planning the “Future of Economic Progress.”

    So, basically, international oligarchs plan to use the opportunities of Covid and war to reset and micromanage everything according to current western center-left priorities.

    They aren’t Bond villains–that we know of.  They’re just Dilbert’s company management on a global scale.  They’re Kafkaesque micromanaging bureaucratic busybodies, and probably more harmful than your average Bond villain.

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  13. Kevin Schulte Member
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    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat:

    “Developing Sustainable Business Models” through “Agile Governance.”

    “Revitalizing Global Cooperation” through “Geo-economics” and planning the “Future of Economic Progress.”

    So, basically, international oligarchs plan to use the opportunities of Covid and war to reset and micromanage everything according to current western center-left priorities.

    They aren’t Bond villains–that we know of. They’re just Dilbert’s company management on a global scale. They’re Kafkaesque micromanaging bureaucratic busybodies, and probably more harmful than your average Bond villain.

    I must disagree here. 

    There is no human or humans with the smarts or organizational skills to pull off what is happening in concert. 

    I will assert the Big Guy, is the head of all this. I believe their are Satanist’s at the top of this chain. With direct input from old slew foot himself. I also believe their a cells of Satanist’s in every western government. 

    We all know where this ends. 

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  14. Flicker Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    This process is awful on so many levels. Like your allergy to soy, how do they know how people’s bodies will react to their products? What happened to the idea of eating natural foods rather than contrived products? And what’s this “custom organisms” garbage? Seriously?

    As we encounter these products, I wonder how many of us will eschew them and stick with the real stuff as long as we can. Or will we begin to buy them because they smell or taste good, they’re convenient, and because we can’t find the real stuff at our markets.

    Good grief. And good post.

    Soy is also contains a chemical that mimics estrogen.  Who knows what eating soy does to men and to their fertility.  Thus, maybe soy-boys is real and rooted in biochemistry.

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  15. Flicker Coolidge
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    @Flicker

    I just bought a whole lot of rib roast yesterday at about 30% off.  It was almost as low as brisket.  I suppose I should feel bad for those who won’t be able to get a roast for Easter, but I only find the opportunity to get it this low maybe once a year.

    All I can say is, I like meat.

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  16. Saint Augustine Member
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    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat:

    “Developing Sustainable Business Models” through “Agile Governance.”

    “Revitalizing Global Cooperation” through “Geo-economics” and planning the “Future of Economic Progress.”

    So, basically, international oligarchs plan to use the opportunities of Covid and war to reset and micromanage everything according to current western center-left priorities.

    They aren’t Bond villains–that we know of. They’re just Dilbert’s company management on a global scale. They’re Kafkaesque micromanaging bureaucratic busybodies, and probably more harmful than your average Bond villain.

    I must disagree here.

    There is no human or humans with the smarts or organizational skills to pull off what is happening in concert.

    I will assert the Big Guy, is the head of all this. I believe their are Satanist’s at the top of this chain. With direct input from old slew foot himself. I also believe their a cells of Satanist’s in every western government.

    We all know where this ends.

    I don’t know what you mean.

    Where does it end?

    Is the Big Guy Satan or Biden?

    Which things are happening in concert?

    For the record, I think there is plenty of coordination. My conspiracy theory is: Satan exists, and the big jerk does stuff. At the human level, it’s a spiderweb of interconnected folly, but probably without much, if any, centralized control or Bond villainy.

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  17. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    Saint Augustine (View Comment):
    For the record, I think there is plenty of coordination. My conspiracy theory is: Satan exists, and the big jerk does stuff. At the human level, it’s a spiderweb of interconnected folly, but probably without much, if any, centralized control or Bond villainy.

    There does not need to be central control, if there is an alignment of interests.  There are a lot of powerful people willing to re-align things to gain more power.

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  18. Saint Augustine Member
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    DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):
    For the record, I think there is plenty of coordination. My conspiracy theory is: Satan exists, and the big jerk does stuff. At the human level, it’s a spiderweb of interconnected folly, but probably without much, if any, centralized control or Bond villainy.

    There does not need to be central control, if there is an alignment of interests. There are a lot of powerful people willing to re-align things to gain more power.

    Alignment of interests and ideologies.

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  19. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat:

    “Developing Sustainable Business Models” through “Agile Governance.”

    “Revitalizing Global Cooperation” through “Geo-economics” and planning the “Future of Economic Progress.”

    So, basically, international oligarchs plan to use the opportunities of Covid and war to reset and micromanage everything according to current western center-left priorities.

    They aren’t Bond villains–that we know of. They’re just Dilbert’s company management on a global scale. They’re Kafkaesque micromanaging bureaucratic busybodies, and probably more harmful than your average Bond villain.

    I must disagree here.

    There is no human or humans with the smarts or organizational skills to pull off what is happening in concert.

    I will assert the Big Guy, is the head of all this. I believe their are Satanist’s at the top of this chain. With direct input from old slew foot himself. I also believe their a cells of Satanist’s in every western government.

    We all know where this ends.

    I thought you meant the Big Guy that was paid the $10,000 smackers…….haha!  This is no laughing matter I agree – and it’s tentacles are so far-reaching and society changing that I cannot disagree with you.

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  20. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    This process is awful on so many levels. Like your allergy to soy, how do they know how people’s bodies will react to their products? What happened to the idea of eating natural foods rather than contrived products? And what’s this “custom organisms” garbage? Seriously?

    As we encounter these products, I wonder how many of us will eschew them and stick with the real stuff as long as we can. Or will we begin to buy them because they smell or taste good, they’re convenient, and because we can’t find the real stuff at our markets.

    Good grief. And good post.

    Soy is also contains a chemical that mimics estrogen. Who knows what eating soy does to men and to their fertility. Thus, maybe soy-boys is real and rooted in biochemistry.

    It also atrophies your brain over time. Dr. Mercola has many articles on it and it’s side effects. I worked with a woman who ate a lot of soy – she became very forgetful and couldn’t focus.  I showed her the story and she stopped eating it. It’s also used in making plastic and other products. It’s cheap – that’s why it’s used in so much food.

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  21. The Reticulator Member
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    I don’t get it. What is this supposed to signify?  How is someone supposed to interpret it?  Is it a description of the status quo? A call to action?  It says reset, so that sounds like a return to a status quo, but if so, which one?  Or is it just a jumble of topics that nobody got around to organizing into a coherent outline?  

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  22. The Reticulator Member
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    It also atrophies your brain over time. Dr. Mercola has many articles on it and it’s side effects. I worked with a woman who ate a lot of soy – she became very forgetful and couldn’t focus.  I showed her the story and she stopped eating it. It’s also used in making plastic and other products. It’s cheap – that’s why it’s used in so much food.

    Soybeans are also good in crop rotation, in putting nitrogen in the soil without so much use of expensive fertilizers, to make it good for growing corn in the subsequent season.  Now that fossil fuels are so much more expensive, that makes nitrogen fertilizer more expensive, too.  A lot of farmers will probably be adjusting their crop rotations this year to include more soy and less corn, even though corn is heavily subsidized by the government.

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  23. Kevin Schulte Member
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):

    Saint Augustine (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat:

    “Developing Sustainable Business Models” through “Agile Governance.”

    “Revitalizing Global Cooperation” through “Geo-economics” and planning the “Future of Economic Progress.”

    So, basically, international oligarchs plan to use the opportunities of Covid and war to reset and micromanage everything according to current western center-left priorities.

    They aren’t Bond villains–that we know of. They’re just Dilbert’s company management on a global scale. They’re Kafkaesque micromanaging bureaucratic busybodies, and probably more harmful than your average Bond villain.

    I must disagree here.

    There is no human or humans with the smarts or organizational skills to pull off what is happening in concert.

    I will assert the Big Guy, is the head of all this. I believe their are Satanist’s at the top of this chain. With direct input from old slew foot himself. I also believe their a cells of Satanist’s in every western government.

    We all know where this ends.

    I thought you meant the Big Guy that was paid the $10,000 smackers…….haha! This is no laughing matter I agree – and it’s tentacles are so far-reaching and society changing that I cannot disagree with you.

    Sorry. I should have used devil or Beezlebub instead of big guy. 

    That’s probably what threw Augy too. 

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  24. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Impossible foods and fake meat are at our local supermarkets right next to the unaffordable meats, eggs and dairy – check out Publix – and of course Whole Foods is all in. Agree – Cattle graze, they provide meat, dairy and don’t they produce a natural fertilizer?

     

    What we need is some kind of machine that can autonomously wander a field and convert grass into concentrated nutrition products that are easily transported to population centers.   

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  25. Front Seat Cat Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

     

    I don’t get it. What is this supposed to signify? How is someone supposed to interpret it? Is it a description of the status quo? A call to action? It says reset, so that sounds like a return to a status quo, but if so, which one? Or is it just a jumble of topics that nobody got around to organizing into a coherent outline?

    It’s organized on the WEF website. Every topic on the wheel has a department or sector attached to it.  It didn’t come around overnight – it’s been years in the making.  You can do your own research on any of the titles on their site to find out the agenda.

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  26. Front Seat Cat Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    It also atrophies your brain over time. Dr. Mercola has many articles on it and it’s side effects. I worked with a woman who ate a lot of soy – she became very forgetful and couldn’t focus. I showed her the story and she stopped eating it. It’s also used in making plastic and other products. It’s cheap – that’s why it’s used in so much food.

    Soybeans are also good in crop rotation, in putting nitrogen in the soil without so much use of expensive fertilizers, to make it good for growing corn in the subsequent season. Now that fossil fuels are so much more expensive, that makes nitrogen fertilizer more expensive, too. A lot of farmers will probably be adjusting their crop rotations this year to include more soy and less corn, even though corn is heavily subsidized by the government.

    Soy not only depletes the soil of nitrogen. I have this health food book by a Dr. Walker who was around in the 1920’s I think. He said soy grows down, not up – it’s components are different than than other crops. He explains why this is not healthy. 

    This is a story from Dr. Mercola:  https://foodfacts.mercola.com/soy-milk.html

    https://extension.sdstate.edu/nitrogen-credit-rest-story

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  27. Flicker Coolidge
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    It also atrophies your brain over time. Dr. Mercola has many articles on it and it’s side effects. I worked with a woman who ate a lot of soy – she became very forgetful and couldn’t focus. I showed her the story and she stopped eating it. It’s also used in making plastic and other products. It’s cheap – that’s why it’s used in so much food.

    Soybeans are also good in crop rotation, in putting nitrogen in the soil without so much use of expensive fertilizers, to make it good for growing corn in the subsequent season. Now that fossil fuels are so much more expensive, that makes nitrogen fertilizer more expensive, too. A lot of farmers will probably be adjusting their crop rotations this year to include more soy and less corn, even though corn is heavily subsidized by the government.

    Soy not only depletes the soil of nitrogen. I have this health food book by a Dr. Walker who was around in the 1920’s I think. He said soy grows down, not up – it’s components are different than than other crops. He explains why this is not healthy.

    This is a story from Dr. Mercola: https://foodfacts.mercola.com/soy-milk.html

    https://extension.sdstate.edu/nitrogen-credit-rest-story

    Without bothering to look it up, I thought soy stores nitrogen and if you plant it and plow it under it’s good at restoring nitrogen to the soil.

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  28. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    It also atrophies your brain over time. Dr. Mercola has many articles on it and it’s side effects. I worked with a woman who ate a lot of soy – she became very forgetful and couldn’t focus. I showed her the story and she stopped eating it. It’s also used in making plastic and other products. It’s cheap – that’s why it’s used in so much food.

    Soybeans are also good in crop rotation, in putting nitrogen in the soil without so much use of expensive fertilizers, to make it good for growing corn in the subsequent season. Now that fossil fuels are so much more expensive, that makes nitrogen fertilizer more expensive, too. A lot of farmers will probably be adjusting their crop rotations this year to include more soy and less corn, even though corn is heavily subsidized by the government.

    Soy not only depletes the soil of nitrogen. I have this health food book by a Dr. Walker who was around in the 1920’s I think. He said soy grows down, not up – it’s components are different than than other crops. He explains why this is not healthy.

    This is a story from Dr. Mercola: https://foodfacts.mercola.com/soy-milk.html

    https://extension.sdstate.edu/nitrogen-credit-rest-story

    Without bothering to look it up, I thought soy stores nitrogen and if you plant it and plow it under it’s good at restoring nitrogen to the soil.

    Apparently research says no – rye does replenish the soil. Soy is a crap crop.

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  29. Flicker Coolidge
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    It also atrophies your brain over time. Dr. Mercola has many articles on it and it’s side effects. I worked with a woman who ate a lot of soy – she became very forgetful and couldn’t focus. I showed her the story and she stopped eating it. It’s also used in making plastic and other products. It’s cheap – that’s why it’s used in so much food.

    Soybeans are also good in crop rotation, in putting nitrogen in the soil without so much use of expensive fertilizers, to make it good for growing corn in the subsequent season. Now that fossil fuels are so much more expensive, that makes nitrogen fertilizer more expensive, too. A lot of farmers will probably be adjusting their crop rotations this year to include more soy and less corn, even though corn is heavily subsidized by the government.

    Soy not only depletes the soil of nitrogen. I have this health food book by a Dr. Walker who was around in the 1920’s I think. He said soy grows down, not up – it’s components are different than than other crops. He explains why this is not healthy.

    This is a story from Dr. Mercola: https://foodfacts.mercola.com/soy-milk.html

    https://extension.sdstate.edu/nitrogen-credit-rest-story

    Without bothering to look it up, I thought soy stores nitrogen and if you plant it and plow it under it’s good at restoring nitrogen to the soil.

    Apparently research says no – rye does replenish the soil. Soy is a crap crop.

    Soy may be bad as food, but this is from wikipedia’s entry on nitrogen fixation:

    Nitrogen fixation is a chemical process by which molecular nitrogen (N2), with a strong triple covalent bond, in the air is converted into ammonia (NH3) or related nitrogenous compounds, typically in soil or aquatic systems.

    And:

    Plants that contribute to nitrogen fixation include those of the legume familyFabaceae— with taxa such as kudzucloversoybeanalfalfalupinpeanut and rooibos. They contain symbiotic rhizobia bacteria within nodules in their root systems, producing nitrogen compounds that help the plant to grow and compete with other plants.[43] When the plant dies, the fixed nitrogen is released, making it available to other plants; this helps to fertilize the soil.

    But I think this is Reticulator’s area of expertise.

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  30. The Reticulator Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    It also atrophies your brain over time. Dr. Mercola has many articles on it and it’s side effects. I worked with a woman who ate a lot of soy – she became very forgetful and couldn’t focus. I showed her the story and she stopped eating it. It’s also used in making plastic and other products. It’s cheap – that’s why it’s used in so much food.

    Soybeans are also good in crop rotation, in putting nitrogen in the soil without so much use of expensive fertilizers, to make it good for growing corn in the subsequent season. Now that fossil fuels are so much more expensive, that makes nitrogen fertilizer more expensive, too. A lot of farmers will probably be adjusting their crop rotations this year to include more soy and less corn, even though corn is heavily subsidized by the government.

    Soy not only depletes the soil of nitrogen. I have this health food book by a Dr. Walker who was around in the 1920’s I think. He said soy grows down, not up – it’s components are different than than other crops. He explains why this is not healthy.

    This is a story from Dr. Mercola: https://foodfacts.mercola.com/soy-milk.html

    https://extension.sdstate.edu/nitrogen-credit-rest-story

    Without bothering to look it up, I thought soy stores nitrogen and if you plant it and plow it under it’s good at restoring nitrogen to the soil.

    It’s a legume, and as such has a symbiotic relationship with nitrogen-fixing bacteria that takes atmospheric nitrogen and converts it into a form that can be used by the plants, leaving extra in the soil for other plants to use, too.

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