The reason I am doing this post right at this moment is because viewer BR emailed me asking for help in putting together a video about Gossypol to get the word out about what is in our food supply chain.
BR and her family are farmers, and in the winter they subsistence hunt wild hogs only what they need for their meat supply.
She received word from local authorities about a hog-abatement program that was going to be implemented in the area where she lives in Central Texas involving Gossypol, a toxic compound in the cotton plant.
She sees this situation just as bad, if not worse, than the fluoride scam that has been perpetrated on the world’s population!
She told me the cotton industry is taking a poison chemical waste-product from cotton and telling us its good for us!
She said she’s not a researcher, but she went down the rabbit hole herself to get an answer for her simple question that the authorities she contacted in Texas about the hog abatement program where she lives were either unwilling or unable to answer – is there evidence of secondary transfer? –
She said even she was able to find out how bad this is for the masses, and shared her research findings with me.
The subject she raised with me immediately piqued my interest because not long ago when I was doing research on Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long for the National Statuary Hall in Washington, DC, I encountered this information about him:
Huey Long worked as a salesman before entering politics.
He met his future wife Rose at a baking contest he promoted to sell Cottolene Shortening, a brand of shortening made of beef suet and cottonseed oil that was produced in the U. S. from 1868 until the early 20th-century, the first mass-produced and mass-marketed alternative to lard, a natural cooking fat derived from rendered pig fat.
Crisco Shortening, a competitor of Cottolene, was originally made entirely of cottonseed oil.
Gotta wonder about the word “shortening.”
Does shortening your food lengthen your life, as the Cottolene advertisement implied, or intended to shorten your life?
The given reason is that it was called that because it makes the resulting food crumbly, like in the process of making pastry dough, or to behave as if it has short fibers.
Besides encountering Cottolene shortening in my research about Huey Long, after I present BR’s findings about Cottonseed oil and Gossypol, I am going to share other research that I have encountered along the way regarding the subject of what is in what we consume on a daily basis.
The Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture released a press release on June 1st of 2021 regarding a “New Product in Fight Against Feral Hogs.”
In it, HoGStop is described as a “new hog contraceptive bait entering the market that week with the goal of curbing the growth of the feral hog population in Texas over time,” and “an exciting new tool in the war against feral hogs.”
The Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner’s Press Release went on to talk about the estimated $52 million in damages feral hogs cause in damages in Texas, and that the all-natural contraceptive bait HogStop targets the male hog’s ability to reproduce.
The Press Release goes on to say that HogStop does not have to be registered by the Texas Department of Agriculture because it is considered a 25 (b) pesticide by the EPA, meaning that it is considered to be a pesticide that causes little harm to humans.
So when I looked on the HogStop website under Frequently Asked Questions, under “What is HogStop, and how do I use it?,” the answer is that it is a mixture of ingredients commonly found in livestock feeds fed to feral hogs to reduce their numbers on your farm or ranch.
Nowhere on their website can I find a list of the actual ingredients.
Just that the ingredients are natural, and that this is a non-kill, low environmental impact solution.
But there is nothing telling us what the actual ingredients are.
Only that it says it is considered safe for human consumption.
Not only that, the website states if there is a health risk for humans harvesting the hogs, it is directed to contact with disease organisms carried by the hogs.
I searched for “Gossypol in HogStop” and found it mentioned in a discussion thread of the” Texas Hunting Forum” website.
…which led me to find a PDF on the Hi-Pro Feeds website that listed the ingredients when I searched for “Cottonseed Oil in HogStop.”
Not only that, there is a pretty hefty caution statement on the PDF, including warnings like it may be harmful if swallowed; if it gets in your eyes, rinse thoroughly with clean water; and keep out of reach of children.
There is a link in the Texas Hunting Forum thread leading to a website explaining the it is the Gossypol in the cottonseed oil that causes male infertility.
This article references two Chinese studies that looked at the relationship between cotton and infertility.
More on the Chinese connection shortly.
BR did a simple Google search of FDA cautions against deer corn versus cottonseed because she wanted to see which item received the most cautions.
Among other things, deer corn is used as a supplement in animal feed and as feed deer hunters use to attract them.
While corn is safer for people and animals than cottonseed, deer corn received over 7-million results that were cautions versus over 1-million for cottonseed.
BR mentioned the actual corn grain is safe, and that it’s the aflatoxin that causes the warning, where with cottonseed, the actual grain (seed) contains the poison. She indicated even with the approved allowable amount of aflatoxin, corn is still much safer to use as feed and won’t transfer up the food chain like cottonseed/gossypol does!
BR shared a report she found from Texas A&M University from 2017 showing that the contraceptive method they are using to get the “hogstop” into the wild pig population (1) is not supported by research as a feasible alternative in wild pig management; (2) says secondary transfer can potentially happen; (3) says pharmaceuticals and pesticides either require special and expensive treatments to remove or can not be removed at all; and (4) says, “A REAL THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH. “
BR found this statement about gossypol in the 1983 President’s Review and Annual Report of the Rockefeller Foundation concerned a grant awarded for a Fellowship through the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences that established a molecular biology lab find a way to use gossypol to suppress sperm motility.
It also mentions a Rockefeller Fundation grant to the Catholic University of Chile that allowed its Endocrinology lab to continue research female reproductive physiology in order to determine how nomral physiological mechanisms may be used to facilitate “safe and effective” procedures for intervening in the reproductive process.
BR also researched information from an International Symposium in Heidelberg, Germany, that took place in September of 1984.
The World Health Organization (WHO) was mentioned as having organized research into using Gossypol as a contraceptive.
For one, it was suggested to feed cottonseed oil as a contraceptive!
BR also found this research on Gossypol which documented that: 1) cooking oil was changed in the Jiangsu Province in the 1930s from soyabean to cottonseed and a general period of infertility followed; 2) an increasing awareness of toxicological effects of gossypol caused urgent reassessment of its potential as an antifertility agent; 3) the Rockefeller Foundation supported limited clinical trials in China and small-scale clinical trials in Brazil and Austria; 4) the World Health Organization and Rockefeller Foundation supported animal studies to better define the mechanism of action of gossypol; and 5) the National Institutes of Health was testing analogues of gossypol for pharmaceutical efficacy in its contraceptive development branch.
So this has been known about gossypol and actively studied for almost a century now…
…which makes the FDA approval for GMO cotton as a “Solution to Human Hunger” all the more interesting.
According to this article on the Global Research website, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved a genetically-modified cotton for unregulated release as a potential solution to human hunger in October of 2019.
The article describes this as a radical decision to permit consumption as food by humans and animals of a GMO cottonseed developed at the Texas A & M AgriLife Research Center, and “opening grave new concerns about the safety of our food chain.”
This article with study results on “Gossypol Toxicity in Livestock” from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service found that the toxic effects of gossypol are cumulative, and that the longer livestock – in this case cattle – are on a ration containing gossypol, the likelier they were to have problems.
The European Food Safety Authority published an article on December 4th of 2008 entitled “Gossypol as Undesirable Substance in Animal Feed – Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain.”
BR’s notes from this article are showing the left-hand margin of this image.
Her review noted things like a lack of data; not used for feed of chickens or fish in the European Union; gossypol is transferred to edible tissues; and not enough testing done to see if gossypol is in food products from animals that ate the food that contained gossypol.
All to say more testing is needed!
Gossypol poisoning is made worse by malnutrition, yet cottonseed is being touted as the food savior for the worlds poor.
Also, why these food brands and restaurant chains using cottonseed oil when there are plenty of other options for cooking food oil?
Now that I have presented BR’s research findings about Cottonseed oil and Gossypol, I am going to share research I have encountered along the way regarding the subject of what are consuming on a daily basis, starting with Norman Borlaug.
He is one of the two statues representing the State of Iowa in the National Statuary Hall in the United State Capitol building in Washington, D. C.
Norman Borlaug was an American Agriculturalist who led initiatives around the world that lead to significant increases in agricultural production, known as “The Green Revolution.”
He received his higher education at the University of Minnesota, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry in 1937, a Master of Science degree in 1940, and a Ph.D in plant pathology and genetics in 1942.
Borlaug was employed as a microbiologist by DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, between 1942 and 1944, where it was planned he would lead research in agricultural bacteriocides, fungicides and preservatives.
With the entry of the U. S. into World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th of 1941, his lab instead was converted to conduct research for the U. S. Military, like the development of glue that resisted corrosion in the warm salt water of the Pacific; camouflage; canteen disinfectants; DDT to control Malaria; and insulation for small electronics.
The Mexican President Avila Camacho, elected in 1940, wanted to augment Mexico’s industrialization and economic growth, and the U. S. Vice-President Henry Wallace, who saw this as beneficial to the interests of the United States, persuaded the Rockefeller Foundation to work with the Mexican government in agricultural development.
They in turn contacted leading agronomists who proposed the Office of Special Studies within the Mexican Government to be directed by the Rockefeller Foundation, and staffed by Mexican and American scientists focusing on soil development; maize and wheat production and plant pathology.
Borlaug was tapped to be the head of the newly established Cooperative Wheat Research and Production Program in Mexico, a position which he took over as a geneticist and plant pathologist after he finished his wartime service with DuPont in 1944.
In 1964, he was made the Director of the International Wheat Improvement Program at El Batan on the outskirts of Mexico City, as part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research’s International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (or CIMMYT), the funding for which was provided by the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, and the Mexican Government.
Interesting to note that Borlaug felt that pesticides, like DDT, had more benefits than drawbacks, and advocated for their continued use.
Borlaug retired as Director of the CIMMYT in 1979, though stayed on as a Senior Consultant and continued to be involved in plant research.
He started teaching and doing research at Texas A & M University in 1984, and was the holder of the Eugene Butler Endowed Chair in Agricultural Biotechnology, for which he advocated the use of as he had for the use of pesticides, in spite of heavy criticism.
Norman Borlaug died at the age of 95 in September of 2009 in Dallas.
There is a memorial to Norman Borlaug outside of the city of Obregon, at CIMMYT’s Experiment Station in Mexico’s Sonora State, where there are miles and miles of cultivated land, where tractors plow the land, airplanes spray pesticides on the crops; mechanical harvesters reap the wheat; trucks carry the crops to town from where they are shipped around the world.
Among other awards in recognition for his achievements, Borlaug received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970; the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977; and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2006.
It is interesting to note that the old Des Moines Public Library Building has been the Norman E. Borlaug/World Food Prize Hall of Laureates for the World Food Prize since 1973, an international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.
The old Des Moines Public Library Building was said to have been constructed in 1903, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
The World Food Prize is awarded here in October of every year and the World Food Prize Foundation is endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation.
It is also interesting to note that in Norman Borlaug’s home state of Iowa, Power Pollen is located in Ankeny.
Power Pollen’s mission statement is to preserve and enhance crop productivity by enabling superior pollination systems.
Well, that sounds great, but when I was looking for information on Power Pollen, I encountered the information that in 2021, Power Pollen announced a commercial license agreement with Bayer Pharmaceuticals designed to help corn seed production.
And what’s wrong with that picture?
Monsanto was acquired by the German multinational Bayer Pharmaceutics and Life Sciences Company after gaining United States and EU regulatory approvals on June 7th of 2018 for $66-billion in cash, and Monsanto’s name is no longer used.
Then, there are soybeans.
The soybean, which is native to East Asia, has a number of uses.
Among other things, soybean meal is used in many packaged meals as a cheap protein source, like Textured Vegetable Protein, or TVP, as well as in many meat and dairy substitutes.
And soybean is the most important protein source in feed for farm animals, for which 70% of the soybeans grown in the United States are used for.
Also, most of the soybeans grown in the United States are GMO, and make up a significant portion of the GMOs grown in the United States; and on top of that are the only GMO beans that are commercially available in the United States.
So it sounds like once-again, in this case genetically-modified soybeans, are introduced and hidden in our food supply chain, coming to us as additives to food and in the meat of the farm animals we consume that are being fed a high-soybean diet.
When I was looking at the European settlement of the Mississippi River Valley, I encountered the Monsanto brothers Benjamin and Jacob. They were from a Sephardic Jewish slave-trading family originating in Spain, and ended up coming to live in Natchez, Mississippi, located on the Mississippi River, where Benjamin Monsanto, a slave-holder-and-seller, purchased the cotton-producing Glenfield Plantation in 1787.
A Natchez Monsanto descendent by the name of Olga Mendez Monsanto married John Francis Queeny, who founded the Monsanto Chemical Company in St. Louis in 1901 and named it after his wife’s family.
The first product the Monsanto Chemical Company manufactured was saccharine, which Queeny sold to the Meyer Brothers Drug Company in St. Louis.
Then, when I was doing research about Monroe in Louisiana, I found Joseph Biedenharn, a German-American businessman from Vicksburg, whose parents immigrated to the United States following the Revolutions of 1848.
Joseph was a candy-maker, the first bottler of coca-cola, and the first to develop an independent network of franchise bottlers to distribute the drink.
This was his original company building in Vicksburg.
Biedenharn moved his candy manufacturing and coca-cola bottling operations to Monroe, Louisiana, from Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1913.
This graphic explains what coca cola does to you within an hour of drinking a coke.
Within 10 minutes, 10 teaspoons of sugar enters your system – 100% of the daily recommended value. You don’t vomit due to the excessive amount of sugar because the phosphoric acid in coke eliminates the flavor.
In 20 minutes, your blood-sugar skyrockets, and your liver responds by converting large amounts of sugar into fat.
In less than 40 minutes, the caffeine is completely absorbed; your eyes dilate; your blood pressure goes up and your liver sends more sugar into your bloodstream.
Around 45 minutes, your body increases its production of dopamine, which stimulates the brain’s pleasure-feeling centers, in the same way that heroin does.
After an hour, you face a decrease in blood sugar.
Within an hour of drinking diet coke, which contains Monsanto’s artificial sweetener aspartame, this is what happens.
In 10 minutes, the phosphoric acid attacks the enamel in your teeth, and tricks your body into thinking it has just processed sugar.
In 20 minutes, it can trigger insulin like regular coke, sending your body into fat storage mode. It can produce greater risk for Diabetes Type 2, high blood pressure and heart disease, potentially doubling the risk of metabolic syndrome.
In 40 minutes, diet coke can cause addiction, with the combination of caffeine and aspartame, creating a short addictive high similar to cocaine.
And in an hour or more, can deplete nutrients, and make you hungry and thirsty for more.
It dehydrates rather than hydrates your body and has no nutritional value.
The Coca-Cola products you consume dissolve teeth…
…and unclog drains.
Along with his son, Malcolm and other investors, Joseph Biedenharn bought a crop-dusting business in 1925, added eighteen planes to the fleet, and moved the company headquarters from Macon, Georgia, to Monroe.
Crop-dusting involves the spraying of crops with pesticides and fertilizers, like you know, other Monsanto products!
Also, it is interesting to note that Biedenharn’s crop-dusting business was the origin of Delta Airlines, which was incorporated in December of 1928, and Delta’s headquarters moved from Monroe to Atlanta in 1941.
I recently did research on the history of candy, and here are some of the things I found out.
Hard stick Candy as we know it has at least been around since 1837, when it at was at the Exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association (MCMA) that year in Boston, Massachusetts.
Stick candy is made by mixing things like granulated sugar and sometimes corn syrup with water and a small amount of Cream of Tartar, though white vinegar can be used in place of Cream of Tartar.
The chemical name for Cream of Tartar is potassium bitartrate, and in addition to its uses in cooking, when it is combined with other substances like lemon juice, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide, it is used as a cleaning agent.
Today’s Cotton Candy was first created in 1897…
…by a dentist, named William Morrison, who developed the cotton candy machine…
…and a confectioner named John C. Wharton, and together they created a product they called “Fairy Floss” by heating sugar through a screen that made its debut at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis…
…where it won an award for “Novelty of Invention.”
It received the name “cotton candy” from yet another dentist, Josef Lascaux, who marketed his version of the same treat starting in 1921, and named it after the cotton of his home state of Louisiana and sold it to his dental patients, and which apparently had saccharine in it, according to this reference to it that I found.
Around the same time that cotton candy was first made, the Tootsie Roll entered the scene as the first penny candy that was individually wrapped and sold, starting in 1896.
An Austrian immigrant by the name of Leo Hirshfield invented the candy, which we are told was named after his daughter Clara, who was nicknamed “Tootsie.”
Hirshfield’s first invention was Bromangelon Jelly Powder.
It was the first instant, flavored gelatin powder, and initially came in four flavors – lemon, orange, raspberry, and strawberry.
It was also the first commercially-successful gelatin dessert powder, and was eventually driven off the market by Jell-O.
Interesting to note is that there are two different possible meanings attributed to the name.
One was what the manufacturer, the Stern and Saalberg Company, said it was, which was “Angel’s Food.
And the other is what the break-down of the Greek etymology is said to mean, which is “a foul spirit,” with bromos meaning stench and “angellus,” a messenger, angel, or spirit.
Or the possibility that it has no meaning at all.
The ingredients of Tootsie Rolls, at least today, are as follows: sugar; corn syrup; palm oil; condensed skim milk; cocoa; whey; soy lecithin; and artificial and natural flavors.
The sugar and corn syrup alone have a bad effect on the body, spiking insulin and sending the body on a roller coaster ride.
But Tootsie Rolls represented a break-through in the candy industry, a chocolate-flavored caramel and taffy but not any one of the three; they didn’t stick together in the bulk containers at the store; didn’t melt and they stayed fresh.
From that modest start, Tootsie Roll Industries has brought us Charms Blow Pops; Mason Dots; Andes; Sugar Daddy; Charleston Chew; Dubble Bubble; Razzles; Caramel Apple Pops; Junior Mints; Cella’s Chocolate Covered Cherries; and Nik-L-Nip, and sold all over in places like: grocery stores; warehouse and membership stores like Sam’s Club and Costco; vending machines; dollar stores; drug stores and convenience stores.
Makes me wonder if we would even need dentists, and doctors for that matter, if we did not have all this junk food at our disposal!
All of the sugar and other additives that were introduced into our diets brings the prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes to mind, which is an impairment in the way the body regulates and uses sugar (or glucose) as a fuel, and affects a lot of people, who either have it, or are at risk to develop it as a health condition.
The following information on diabetes is from the cdc.gov website.
In 2020, diabetes was the 8th-leading cause of death in the United States.
Adults 50 or older on the average die almost 5-years earlier; develop disabilities 6 – 7 years earlier; and spend 1 -2 years in a disabled state than adults without diabetes.
In 2019, 37.3 million people, or 11.3% of the population in the United States, had diabetes.
Of that number, the 18-and-over population presented 37.1 million, or 14.7% of the adult population.
Their statistics show that the prevalence of total and diagnosed diabetes increased steadily between 2001 and 2004 and 2017 and 2020, and similar trends were seen across all categories examined.
I was looking for a graphic to show that this situation about our food is just the tip of the iceberg of the vast subject of what substances are being introduced into our bodies that have harmful effects without our informed consent.
Interestingly, I found this graphic put together by CIMMYT, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico that was the result of the cooperative efforts of the Mexican government and the Rockefeller Foundation starting in the 1940s, and that Norman Borlaug was the Director of starting in the 1960s.
The graphic shows the current system in brown on the left; current events in the center; and the emerging system in green on the right hand side, with a diver swimming underneath the iceberg to come up in the emerging system.
In the segment of the iceberg that is underwater, there are three sections listed.
- Patterns – what has been happening over time?
- Structure – what policies, laws, and structures influence the patterns?
- Mental Models – what are the mindsets, values and assumptions?
CIMMYT has been at the heart of biotech research for development with stated aims of food security, innovative agricultural practices to boost crop production and prevent disease since the 1940s, and hosts the largest maize and wheat genebank in the world.
Again, it sounds positive, but what is really going on here?
The Georgia Guidestones sounded positive too!
They were unveiled on March 22nd of 1980 on a rural site in Elbert County Georgia.
Engraved on each face of the four large, upright stones, in eight different languages, was a message containing ten principles, or guidelines.
The very first guideline is “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.”
In 2021, the world population was estimated to be 7.8 billion people.
Going from 7.8 billion to 500-million people?
What is up with that?
The remaining guidelines on the guidestones sounded positive…but were they really?
Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
Unite Humanity with a new living language.
Rule Passion – Faith – tradition and all things with tempered reason.
Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
Balance personal rights with social duties.
Prize truth-beauty-love seeking harmony with the infinite.
Be not a cancer on the Earth – leave room for nature – leave room for nature.
There were apparent focuses of population control, eugenics, and internationalism engraved on the guidestones.
Whoever was behind the Guidestones remains anonymous.
So what was their purpose, by whom and for whom, and what did the guidestones really represent?
I am happy to report that on July 7th of 2022, the Georgia Guidestones were completely demolished after one of them was destroyed by an explosion of unknown origins.
As I said at the beginning of this post, I am doing this post right now because viewer BR emailed me asking for help in putting together a video about Gossypol and cottonseed oil to get the word out about what is in our food supply chain, and the subject she raised immediately piqued my interest because it dovetailed with research I have already done as shared here.
“Food for Thought” is a phrase used to describe something that merits serious consideration.
So…think about it.