Texas Slim on food Intelligence and the war on meat

Your Food May Be Killing You | Texas Slim on the Pomp Podcast #1081 with Anthony Pompliano (free)

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Key Takeaways

  • The rancher loses control over what is done to his cow once it leaves his farm; the packers, feeders, and processors, who make up the feed-lot apparatus, can feed the cow grains and inject it with antibiotics and steroids
    • Ranchers can no longer take the cow from the farm to the end-consumer’s fork because of regulatory capture
  • The United States grows and processes the best beef in the world, but the beef is sold to the highest bidder in the global market, so much of it is exported out of the U.S.
  • Much of the beef that people consume in the U.S. is imported from places like Brazil and Africa and has a worse nutritional profile than beef that’s produced in the U.S.
  • America’s health began to deteriorate in 1971 when highly processed foods were introduced into the food supply
    • This was the same year that the U.S. dollar was originally debased 
  • The high production of monocropping has destroyed our soil, and to compensate for the destroyed soil, we have been forced to genetically modify our seeds and use new chemicals to make our plants grow
  • The same chemical companies that invented Agent Orange invented Roundup, which is glyphosate
  • Glyphosate is poisonous to humans and the soil, and it is sprayed all over our food
  • Following President Eisenhower’s heart attack in 1954, and Ancel Keys’ subsequent blaming of the heart attack on the president’s consumption of animal fat, chemical companies lobbied to rid human diets of animal fats so they could profit from creating the replacement to animal fats 
  • The same thing that was done with seed oils will be done with animal protein; they will turn alternative vegetable protein sources into large consumption commodities, such as pea protein, cricket, soy, scorpions, etc.  
  • Testosterone levels in men are about 50% less in 2020 than they were in 2000

Intro 

  • Texas Slim (@modernTman) is the founder of The Beef Initiative, a trade group focused on improving local access to quality animal protein. He writes a bi-weekly newsletter about the Beef Initiative and food intelligence, in addition to hosting a podcast called Texas Slim’s Vision.
  • In this conversation, Texas Slim and Anthony Pompliano talk about the manipulation of the food supply, obesity, seed oils, the fall of testosterone levels, the food being served to children in schools, fake meat propaganda, billionaires buying all the farmland, climate change, how society used to be fit, how to shop for and prepare better meat, and how the decline in food quality coincides with the decline in purchasing power of the U.S. dollar. 
  • Check out these Podcast Notes on why animal protein is superior to plant protein 
  • Host – Anthony Pompliano (@APompliano

Articles & Books Mentioned

Manipulating the Food Industry

  • Regulatory capture and the subsequent manipulation of those regulations has corrupted the food industry 
  • Global movements are attempting to create a one world food group that compartmentalizes the understanding of food and the market access to that food 

The Food Supply and Obesity 

  • The rancher loses control over what is done to his cow once it leaves his farm; the packers, feeders, and processors, who make up the feed-lot apparatus, can feed the cow grains and inject it with antibiotics and steroids 
    • Oftentimes, these inputs are not known to the end-consumer
  • The are four main processors that process over 80% of the animal protein in the United States 
    • JBS, Tyson Foods, Cargill, and National Beef Packing, also known as the “4Ps”
  • Regulatory capture (FDA and USDA) forces the rancher to get rid of the cow at a certain point in time because it must be processed by the packers, feeders, and processors apparatus 
  • The “nasty stuff” happens when the cow leaves the ranch for processing  
  • “USDA Prime” doesn’t mean anything anymore because we don’t know where that cow is coming from 

The Billionaire are Buying the Ranches

  • “There is a prohibition going on against ranchers.” – Texas Slim 
  • About 40% of ranch land has been sold to billionaires and corporations in the last few decades 
  • Ranchers are selling because regulatory capture has shrunk their margins on cows
  • Ranchers can no longer take the cow from the farm to the end-consumer’s fork because of new regulations
    • Their profit margins would quadruple if they were allowed to, but today they are forced to send their cows to the four main processors at a specific point in the cow’s life 

From Decentralized to Consolidated Farming 

  • The consolidation of land, livestock, and processing puts “way too much control in too few” hands 
  • You should be eating where you’re standing; food used to be produced, processed, and sold in local communities 
    • This is how American got started in the 1800s 
  • After 1878, Texas began feeding cattle to the United States through cattle drives and the emerging railroad system
    • Cowboys herded the cattle and began to feed the military bases across the United States 
    • This evolved into making deliveries to the major cities: Kansas City, Chicago, and New York, for example
  • Texas Slim’s Beef Initiative is trying to bring this model back to the United States; Texas fed the U.S. in 1878 and it can do it again today 

American Beef Is Mostly Shipped Overseas 

  • The United States grows and processes the best beef in the world, but the beef is sold to the highest bidder in the global market, so much of it is exported from the U.S.
    • The rancher cannot control this; the four main processors do 
  • Much of the beef that people consume in the U.S. is imported from places like Brazil and Africa and has a worse nutritional profile than beef that’s produced in the U.S.
    • For example, a test done in Texas revealed 80 different sets of cow genetics in a single pack of ground beef sold at the local grocery store 

The Touch-Points Between the Ranch and Consumer

  • The cow coming from Brazil has approximately 20 touch-points before hitting your fork in the U.S.  
  • The regenerative rancher-producer model has two touch-points between the ranch and your fork
  • The rancher might make $2000 per cow using the regenerative model versus making $300 per cow using the global-processor model with 20 touch-points

Bill Gates Is The Largest Farmland Owner

  • Bill Gates has investments in 5-13 alternative meat companies
  • He’s taking steps to remove animal protein from the American consumption model 
  • Bill Gates is very upfront about his intentions, explicitly saying, “This is how we’re going to eat. You’re not going to eat meat anymore.”
  • Texas Slim thinks Bill Gates is buying as much farmland as he can to prevent it from being used to steward animals 

The Global Industrial Shift in Food 

  • The dollar was debased in 1971, and so was the food 
  • New, fake commodities were introduced into our consumption models starting in 1971, such as new herbicides and pesticides used in the soil   

How The Soil Became Contaminated 

  • After WW2, the chemical companies switched from making bombs to making fertilizers with their nitrogen
    • This pivot started out well-intended, and had profound impact on farming productivity 
  • In 1971, the Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz forced farmers to “get big or get out”, which began the era of monocropping
    • Butz’s initiative to “feed the world” had Cold War motives; it was another way to distinguish the United States from the Soviet Union 
  • The high production of monocropping has destroyed our soil

The Dependency on Chemicals

  • The same chemical companies that invented Agent Orange invented RoundUp, which is glyphosate
  • Glyphosate is poisonous to humans and the soil, and it’s sprayed all over our food
  • The FDA won a lawsuit that now permits chemicals to be added into food, without the consumer knowing, if the chemical fall into the “Generally Recognized as Safe” category 
    • There are approximately 2,000 chemicals in this category 

Tracing The Origins of Seed Oils 

  • Rapeseed oil is canola oil 
    • The FDA outlawed rapeseed oil in 1956 because it was determined to be toxic to human consumption
  • The need to modify a seed creates a business, which creates the opportunity for someone to profit 
  • Chemical companies lobbied to rid human diets of animal fats so they could profit from creating the replacement to animal fats 
    • Following President Eisenhower’s heart attack in 1954, a researcher named Ancel Keys claimed that animal fats were responsible for heart disease
    • The proposed solution was to swap out animal fats for vegetable oil
  • Rapeseed is a weed that grows easily, but it’s toxic, so chemical companies removed the toxic uric acid in rapeseed to create an industrialized oil that could be used in your car or to fry your french fries, which is what we call canola oil
  • Canola oil and other industrialized vegetable oils maximize profits because they are cheap to produce and are versatile
    • They can used in candy bars, crackers, hamburger meat, the buns of the hamburger 
  • Seed oils have become a commodity that is subsidized by the United States government, which has incentivized farmers to farm rapeseed so they can stay in business 

Society Used to Be Fit

How to Avoid Processed Food at the Grocery Store 

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How To Shop for Meat

How to Prepare Meat 

How to Get the Healthiest Beef At Home

The Fat Cow System 

Corrupted Farm Families

GMOs

How to Push Back Against Chemicals

Ranchers Are Shifting The Power

Regulatory Capture and Ignorance

The Cultural PsyOp of Fake Food

  • The same thing that was done with seed oils will be done with animal protein
  • Chemical companies took a weed and turned it into one of the biggest consumption commodities in the world (canola oil and other seed oils)
  • The same thing will be done with animal protein; they will turn alternative vegetable protein sources into large consumption commodities, such as pea protein, cricket, soy, scorpions, etc.  
    • These alternative protein sources will be injected into the food supply just as canola oil was injected into (seemingly) everything 
  • Observe the marketing campaigns that emerge to justify consumption of the bugs 

NYC Mayor Wanting to Remove Meat from Children’s Diet 

  • About 46% of kids ages 5-11 are obese or overweight
  • The kids are helpless; responsible adults must challenge the politicians that are trying to implement damaging food programs in schools

China is Buying Farmland in the United States

  • The Chinese government has purchased over 200,000 acres of farmland in America 
  • China’s elites eat U.S. beef, but feed their massive population with grains
  • The elites aren’t going to get rid of beef, they are just aren’t going to give everyday people access to it

Food Supply Shortage & Famine

  • “There is going to be a short-term food supply shortage [in the United States].” – Texas Slim 
    • Not because we don’t have enough food, but because we don’t have enough access to food 
  • People do not realize how little market access we have to food in the United States
  • Russia and Ukraine are the largest exporters of wheat for the rest of the world
    • Their war threatens the nations who depend on wheat to feed their people
    • Their war also threatens the global fertilizer supply, which depends on nitrogen 
  • Texas Slim believes that a famine in Africa is probable, and that a famine in Asia is possible
    •  Historically, famines are followed by migrations, which he predicts will be to Europe 

Bitcoin & Beef Initiative 

  • You can buy beef from the Beef Initiative using fiat currency or Bitcoin in 48 states
  • Currently, there are 50-60 ranchers participating in the Beef Initiative around the U.S.
  • You can select the rancher you’d like to purchase beef from on the Beef Initiative’s website 
  • The Beef Initiative’s standards are higher than the USDA’s standards, according to Texas Slim 

How to Fix the Falling Testosterone Levels in the U.S.

  • Testosterone levels in men are about 50% less in 2020 than they were in 2000

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