August 09, 2019

What’s behind the sudden wave of anti-meat propaganda? “Follow the money…”

Rebel Staff

You can see the official narrative when it launches.

For years, no-one talked about transgenderism. There were drag queens, and transvestites, but it wasn’t a thing. In five years it’s gone from nothing to the Olympics.

Now I see another such narrative — anti-meat, anti-beef.

Vegetarianism was always fringe. There are vegetarians for religious reasons, I get it. And there may be some health reasons, for some people.

Then in the last few months, the narrative just hit.

You’d see it in weird, creepy stories. Like the United Nations, whose executives dine in five-star restaurants, telling the rest of us that we’ll have to start eating bugs, and liking it. I’m not making this up.

The Weather Network told us to stop eating beef:

If you really want to help save the planet, you could seriously consider limiting the amount of beef you eat.

That’s not news, and that’s not science. That's propaganda. 

Just today, we got this:

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the call to help combat climate change by eating more plants and less meat is fully in line with Canada’s new food guide recommendations.

I see that next month, McKenna is hosting a luxury fundraiser at Ottawa’s fanciest restaurant. I won’t call it just a steakhouse because they serve all sorts of meats.  The fundraiser is $250 to get in.

So, yeah, you little people — can you please give up your hamburgers, for the sake of the planet? But the ruling class will eat its steak. Catherine McKenna says it’s fine, so you can trust her.

Now, just look at what the trendy meat substitutes contain:

Here’s the National Post’s analysis, comparing a leading brand of fake meat, called Beyond Meat, to a real burger:

A 113-gram Beyond Meat patty has 250 calories, 18 grams of fat, 390 milligrams of sodium and 20 grams of protein. Health Canada says 113 grams of lean ground beef contain 292 calories, 16.5 grams of fat, 105 milligrams of sodium and 33 grams of protein.

So the fake meat has about the same number of calories. It actually has more fat. It has triple the salt — I’m not surprised. How else are you going to make proceeded vegetable protein taste palatable? And you’re only getting about half the protein.

It’s hyper-processed. There’s no way you can actually say those Beyond Meat patties are good for you.

So why is everyone from the UN to Catherine McKenna telling us not to eat meat anymore?

Well, follow the money. TONIGHT I'll explain...

NEXT: We heard about this phenomenon a lot after the 2016 U.S. election — families being split apart because they didn't like how their relatives voted.

Well, it is still going on, and author and broadcaster Michael Knowles joins me to talk about it.

FINALLY: Your letters to me!

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commented 2019-08-14 14:11:14 -0400
“If you don’t have the right vitamins and minerals within the safe consumption, you are dead.”

If you were only eating the burgers, I would agree but most of us have a bit more variety in the diet. Burgers, no matter what the patty is made of, are junk, the healthiest part’s probably the tomato slice in either case.

At any rate, most vegetarians are aware of that, and eat strategically to ensure they get their micronutrients, or take supplements.
commented 2019-08-13 18:36:29 -0400
Andrew Stephenson,
Not all burgers are from a fast food restaurant.

There are other valuable parts to meat than humans need.

Not addressing the argument of vitamins and minerals is a flaw in your reasoning and frankly a forced defeat in the market of ideas.

What you said is a hypothetical yield and frankly one I affirmed.

If you don’t have the right vitamins and minerals within the safe consumption, you are dead.

It’s a potato fantasy unless you support gmo’s where a freakish potato is created with the right vitamins and minerals.

Step down, Sir. You have no rebuttal.
commented 2019-08-13 11:24:29 -0400
ANDREA…do you know where the expression “old wive’s tales” comes from?

1 Timothy

4/1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

7 But refuse profane and OLD WIVES FABLES, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

Nothing new about this topic Andrea…you old wife you……;-)
commented 2019-08-12 23:17:11 -0400
“You still didn’t address the vitamin deficiencies, pests eating potatoes like geese in the field so you don’t get 14000 burgers per square acre and plus crop cycles.
Not sure you’re eating burgers for the nutritional content anyway.

A cow needs an acre just for 900 burgers.

You need space for oil, beans and potatoes to make a veggie burger."

You can get 300 hundredweight (30,000 lbs) of potatoes from a field in Manitoba. Pulse in Sask seems to be about 7t/ha (6000lbs/ac), with the added benefit of naturally fixing nitrogen into the soil. Canola yields about 30bu/acre in the prairies, about 800kg/ac of which about 300kg (~700lbs) is oil.

Lets say we want those 900 burgers, and that they’re made of 45% potato, 45% bean meal, 10% oil. This is, in 250lbs of burger base, 113 lbs of potato ,113 of beans, and 25 of Canola. Your land requirements are 0.0037 ac (160 sf) of potatoes, 0.019 ac (800sf) of beans, and 0.036ac (1500sf) of Canola, for a land requirement of about 0.08 acres. An acre is a bit over 40,000 square feet, so that’s about 2500 square feet for 900 burgers, or about 3 square feet per burger. This is a 12th of the land of the acre of beef you cite.

The actual feed ratio is cited at about six for cattle – which is total cow weight, not meat yield. When you factor that in, you’re pretty close to the 1/12 I calculated.

“Potato and pesticides or beef with antibiotics.
I’d avoid pesticides anywhere I could.”

I would avoid the antibiotics. Tremendous public health concern, as pathogens evolve resistance so easily. I’d rather not die of some easily avoided multi-resistant bacteria, although Canadian producers at least are pretty good about limiting their usage.

Also, have you heard about ’bioaccumulation"? Basically, if the cow eats those pesticides, they can accumulate in the meat and you end up eating far more than you expect.
commented 2019-08-12 12:56:32 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 1 day ago
Potato and pesticides or beef with antibiotics.
I’d avoid pesticides anywhere I could.
commented 2019-08-12 12:54:36 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 1 day ago,
You still didn’t address the vitamin deficiencies, pests eating potatoes like geese in the field so you don’t get 14000 burgers per square acre and plus crop cycles.
A cow needs an acre just for 900 burgers.
You need space for oil, beans and potatoes to make a veggie burger. Plus pesticides instead of antibiotics.
Not buying it.
commented 2019-08-12 12:20:05 -0400
👇 I could have written that more clearly with stronger voice.
Sorry everyone. Feel free to ask me a question or ad to the psychology of politics for me and others to understand.
commented 2019-08-12 12:16:44 -0400
Why the Left loves personal drama…
The personal is no longer is a weapon to be used against you if you make it public.
Millions of people analyze a persons or public figure’s actions within a personal context Left or Right.
On the Right, if you know the personal, it’s blackmail. On the Left, that’s what you say to stay in the club.
Worse, it’s how the Left snitch on each other because if they think if you’re not open about you menstrual cycle, somebody has too to keep the movement pure and snitch on yah. ‘You are your brothers and sisters keeper. Except we are the final authority and not God’ as a matter of speaking.
I’m an open book about my vices to counter the narrative of purity. To admit a wrong and show how to make amends.
It is in line with what JP2 would have done and frankly, I think he was the greatest politician in the modern era.
The Left are narcissistic. They’re born that way. They would have been the puritans torching everybody at the stake.
But, we are all born with the potential to be narcissistic. The Left just keep it within the family of communism.
Forgiveness makes the political system work. If the politics of prophets lies within the man, no sin will be wiped clean.
commented 2019-08-11 23:59:40 -0400
What the Govt doesn’t want you to know about electric vehicles.
commented 2019-08-11 18:06:36 -0400
Off topic but if you are looking for something to view, Climate change…Trudeau.
POLITICAL SCIENCE" | Grand Solar Cycles, CO2, and Mischievous Agendas.
Grand Solar Minimum is coming. And..?
New sun-driven cooling period of Earth ‘not far off
Has Trudeau Destroyed Canada’s Resource Future? – Rex Murphy
commented 2019-08-11 13:49:19 -0400
Message to all of the UN and liberal/elite fake-meat pushers: try a little tube steak or swinging sirloin and get lost!
commented 2019-08-11 01:31:57 -0400
Tried it as a curiosity and it sucks and does NOT taste anything near the “real thing”. Propaganda via A&W & Timmy’s. Who is profiting? Not us!
commented 2019-08-11 00:02:45 -0400
I’m guessing it takes a lot more industrialized infrastructure (read: petroleum-based fuels and products), and consumes more energy, to produce this hyper-processed fake meat than to fatten a herd of cows on grass. And let’s not forget that vegans are the most infrastructure-dependent of all: their diet is inadequate for health and must be supplemented by pills and shots.
commented 2019-08-10 20:28:34 -0400
Part of the main UN globalist mandate is to turn us into bug eating 3 rd worlders ASAP……….. It’s obviously part of the UNs “war on whitey” and war on the West ……..fully facilitated by “our” politicians
commented 2019-08-10 18:45:06 -0400
Cyber glich I guess.. Only clicked once.
commented 2019-08-10 18:43:17 -0400
uh.. oh.. Now Eppy wasn’t on suicide watch.. They’re scrambling to get their stories straight..

uh.. oh.. Now Eppy wasn’t on suicide watch.. They’re scrambling to get their stories straight..

uh.. oh.. Now Eppy wasn’t on suicide watch.. They’re scrambling to get their stories straight.. George Carlin is tuned in.
commented 2019-08-10 18:13:53 -0400
LIZA ROSIE commented 18 hours ago.
George Carlin – The big club.

Liza that video (above) that you posted, so long ago, hits the nail right on the head. This is truly what is happening and everybody is ignoring it. Life just goes on as usual, except that Canadians are dead, or near to it.
Good catch Liza.
commented 2019-08-10 17:42:57 -0400
Epstein commits suicide under suicide watch? REALLY? I wonder why I’m hummng the Mission Impossible theme song ?
commented 2019-08-10 16:20:55 -0400
Robert McClelland… Arkancide outbreak for sure… wonder if Eppy has a safety deposit box somewhere only to be opened from his Lawyer when he offs himself with 3 bullets to the back of his head? Or being in a prison cell under a “suicide watch” with cameras that some how went blank…?
commented 2019-08-10 14:28:25 -0400
“Guess how much land you have to have to grow how many vegetables squeezed into a brick of margarine? "

An acre of Canola yields maybe 500l of oil, so the 100mL in a block of margarine takes up about 8 square feet. The peas in a Beyond Meat burger are perhaps a single plant’s worth. The inefficiencies of meat become very apparent when you look at it that way.

Saskatchewan is a world leader at growing both. It’s puzzling they aren’t pursuing that more aggressively.

“It makes me feel sick just to think about it. And where do they get enough stem cells from when there aren’t enough animals bred to feed the planet real steak let alone grow enough of the stuff. These people have gone right off the edge. "

Stem cells are basically self-regenerating. You wouldn’t want to propagate them forever, but even non-stem cells are good for 30 cell-generations or so, enough to generate a hundred grams or so of mass from a single cell. One cow could be grown into thousands of tonnes of meat, probably without needing to slaughter it (either with blood, or simply once it dies of natural causes)

The real problem here is that tissue culture doesn’t scale well. Those exotic million dollar a year medications often cost so much because they rely on the same process, and as of right now, tissue culture actually depends on media spiked with 5 or 10% beef serum anyway, defeating the point. (the serum’s also about 1200 dollars a litre to buy commercially, and the media you can make with that litre might grow five or ten grams of cells). Plus the tremendous labour needing specially trained techs, and that’s not cheap either. It’s one of those solutions looking for a problem, the vegetarian analogues are basically already there at a tiny fraction of the price.
commented 2019-08-10 13:49:39 -0400
..and funny. Half the world at least knows it but no one can seem to do anything about it. Now that’s what I call a power couple.
I hate soy, but I would rather eat a soy burger than ‘grown’ stem cell mystery muck. Would you trust these lunatics with your food? I wouldn’t even smoke government pot(if I smoked pot and I don;t).
commented 2019-08-10 13:45:21 -0400
‘Arkancide’ was my first thought too Robert. Just another on their long list. Man they sure have got away with a lot of murder. Its impressive really.
commented 2019-08-10 12:56:13 -0400
Anything marketed as "planted based material’, should be avoided at all costs. Unless you’re the type that would finish it off with a tall glass of Soy.
commented 2019-08-10 11:38:15 -0400
Just for that…I’m taking two local grass-fed beef loins out of the freezer this morning, instead of just one of last year’s venison roasts, to put on the BBQ tonight. I will be enjoying them with a salad from my garden and a glass or two of red Bordeaux, with a bowl of local, fresh Saskatoon berries and whipping cream for dessert!
I will be watching either “Red River” or “Open Range” later…

All you lefty retards, vegans and other unhealthy mindless drones can ‘enjoy’ all the too-processed-fake-meat-putrescence you can shove down your pie holes…yum!

’Where’s the beef?’

For the curious: Whatever you do, DO NOT give your cooked fake meat a good sniff before you taste it…you will not want to eat it after that. Their poisonous chemical pseudo-food can fool your taste buds, but not your sniffer!
Blech, urrp!
I’m beginning to feel some…sympathy for the left…
Can you imagine living inside the head of one of those crazy people, the confusion, the fear, the ignorance, the hatreds, the delusions and constant irrationality, the guilt of being a compelled degenerate and the means of destruction of the society that raised you, the inability to look in the mirror because deep down they know there’s nothing there…no wonder they’re all so crazy!
Liberalism is a mental disorder, clearly, but how that works is, you must have the mental disorder, in order to buy into the liberal BS!

Liberalism…Find a cure.
commented 2019-08-10 11:37:10 -0400
Others would have you believe that Mossad were tying up loose ends.
commented 2019-08-10 09:44:33 -0400
If, at first, you don’t succeed, try, try, again.
commented 2019-08-10 08:48:59 -0400
The British royal family only eats wild game from their own forests.