What does Tyson's Meat Shortage and Bill Gate's Sustainable "Clean Meat" have in common?
John H. Tyson, chairman of corporate meat giant, Tyson Foods, took out a full-page ad in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, issuing a warning that “the food supply chain is breaking.” His letter begins, “Sometimes life changes in the blink of an eye, and the world as we know it is different. Anxiety, doubt, and fear of the unknown are now our constant companions.”
Outlining what steps Tyson Foods has taken in response to the ongoing coronavirus health crisis, the chairman proclaims the corporation’s responsibility is to “feed our nation and the world.” He said that their responsibility to feed our country is as essential as health care and a challenge that should not be ignored. He asks the government bodies at the “national, state, country and city levels to unite in a comprehensive, thoughtful productive way to allow our team members to work in safety without fear, panic or worry.”
He goes on to list a very exhaustive effort on their part to keep their workers safe with a number of protocols like forming a coronavirus task force that takes workers’ temperatures and installing over 150 infrared walkthrough temperature scanners in their facilities. They also require face masks and social distancing measures going as far as providing workstation dividers and additional breakroom space. They clearly have gone to great lengths to assure the safety of their employees and their product leaving their facilities.
They’ve also paid $60 million in “thank you” bonuses to 116,000 frontline workers and Tyson truckers as well as $13 million to community needs including community grants and donated meals.
That’s really nice of Mr. Tyson to tell us about all the wonderful things he’s doing for the country and the world-at-large. But, why are they posturing as if COVID-19 has changed the entire world forever? In dramatic prose, he opens his letter with the idea that “the world as we know it is different,” that “anxiety, doubt, and fear of the unknown are now our constant companions” and “COVID-19 is changing everything.”
Do you identify with these statements?
Tyson goes on to say that they are forced to shutter their doors in communities around the country leaving the food chain vulnerable. As pork, beef and chicken plants are being forced to close, he says, millions of pounds of meat will disappear from the supply chain, leaving a limited supply in grocery stores until facilities can reopen.
And, here is the super creepy part… he asks government, private and public sectors to come together and “show the world what we can do when working together.”
What’s super creepy about that, you ask?
Asking private and public sectors to join forces for this cause was drilled down ad nauseum during Event 201, a war-game exercise presented by The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, World Economic forum and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation back in October 2019. The purpose of the event was to simulate a global pandemic to illustrate areas where public/private partnerships will be necessary during the response to a severe pandemic in order to diminish large-scale economic and societal consequences.
Their big thing was public/private partnerships. In other words, in order to roll out a number of global control devices like ID2020, mandatory vaccines, reaching UN's sustainable goals to save the planet from climate change, as well as a host of other globalist-driven control mechanisms that seem a lot more like a communist power grab and a plan for these partners to make a stunning amount of money than helping humanity survive a disease outbreak, a massive network of public and private corporate partnerships are necessary. By joining public and private, there is nobody is elected and nothing is voted upon. In other words, it's corporate fascism.
Tyson is literally asking for the same thing that Event 201 has just very strongly urged these others to do. Coincidence?
John H. Tyson, billionaire heir whose net worth is over $2 billion, is the chairman of Tyson Foods. The company was originally founded in 1935 by his grandfather, John W. Tyson, who started the business by hand delivering chickens, 500 at a time, from Arkansas to Chicago and other big cities. Over time the business grew until Tyson had control over every aspect of the chicken processing industry. When he died in a train accident in 1967, his son Don took over the biz and expanded operations into beef, pork and seafood. The company quickly grew into a corporate giant with Tyson products being distributed on a global scale.
Don Tyson's big thing was using his money for political influence and then using that influence to garner more wealth and power. He was a member of the Arkansas mega-rich mafia-style business network and readily bought and sold politicians. He'd lavishly wine, dine and entertain them with his company airplane and yacht, spending absurd amounts of money in “travel and entertainment costs” paid by the company which often included beautiful, scantily clad women.
Let’s put it this way, Don Tyson was known as a ruthless, amoral, unscrupulous, extremely wealthy Arkansas business man who bought up all his competitors and politicians, and put all the farmers and growers under their mafia-like tyranny.
Don Tyson and the Clintons go way back. Don financially supported Bill Clinton at the start of his career up through to Bill becoming president. Lots of shady deals, wealth and power created in the underworld of commodities and gains between that group (which you can read more about here).
John Tyson took over as CEO in 2000 after his father retired leaving some wondering if he could pull this off considering that he was once an alcoholic. But, John got sober in 1994, stayed that way, and turned the company into the meat giant that it is today.
From an article in Forbes from 2014:
Today John is a heavy hitter in Arkansas’ elite circles. He has maintained ties with America’s most powerful political family, the Clintons. John is already donating to a potential Hillary 2016 presidential run through Super PAC Ready For Hillary, alongside fellow billionaires Alice Walton, George Soros and Marc Benioff. John is also strongly connected to America’s richest family, the Waltons.
Tyson Foods also owns well-known, successful brands like Hillshire Farms, Jimmy Dean and Aidells sausages. Known best for its chicken, the company’s beef revenues actually top that of chicken sales by approximately $3.5 billion. Tyson Foods provides meat products to a number of major corporate fast food and other food brand chains including KFC, Taco Bell, McDonald’s Burger King, Wendy’s, Wal-Mart, Kroger, IGA, a number of restaurant businesses as well as prisons.
Excuse me if I give pause at the idea that a thirty-day temporary shut-down of what is considered, by all intents and purposes, an essential business, has caused this multi-billion-dollar corporation to be forced to shut their doors causing a dangerous food shortage across the nation. Especially, since we are re-opening the country pretty much any day now, anyway.
Hmmm...something seems off here.
Why the intense speech presented in his full-page article? Why such dramatic verbiage and fear mongering? Is it really that serious?
Here’s some interesting information. Maybe you can connect some dots.
It is rather interesting to me that back in 2018 John H. Tyson had invested into billionaires Bill Gates and Sir Richard Branson (and several other high-profile investors) “clean meat” venture. Memphis Meats, a San Francisco-based company is one of several that is developing meat from animal stem cells. The start-up is part of a “clean meat” movement that is working to develop sustainable “meat” grown in a lab using animal cells - no raising, feeding or slaughtering animals are necessary. This lab-grown meat can be produced with only 1 percent of the land and 10 percent of the water needed to raise traditional animals for slaughter.
Memphis Meats was able to accomplish a meatball grown in a lab in 2016. The big problem? It costs so much to produce it that the price tag to make the mystery meat runs about $2,400 per pound. But, with meaty gigantor, Tyson Foods, who sells about $40 billion of beef, poultry and pork per year, they can help Memphis Meats (and bunches of other “clean meat” startups) figure out how to pull this off at cost. The goal is to make the lab meat cheaper than the real deal.
So, for the first time, this sustainable meat alternative is, in their opinion, real meat, not some soy patty flavorless substitute that even during the fear and panic of a global pandemic nobody wants to buy it. “There’s the potential to transform the feeding world as we know it,” stated Uma Valeti, CEO of Memphis Meats.
According to an article on Forbes from 2018:
Tyson is using its $150 million venture fund to make long-term investments that will help the 82-year-old food company stay relevant and successful in the future. Memphis Meats is trying to figure out a way to increase protein production globally to meet demand from 10 billion global citizens by 2050 without exacerbating limited resources for farmland and livestock. Valeti estimates demand for meat will double in the next 30 years. “If disruptions take place in the way that food is going to be developed or delivered in protein, in particular, Tyson Foods is going to be there,” Justin Whitmore, head of Tyson Ventures, told Forbes.
Now, that was back in 2018. Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Tyson Foods, Elon Musk’s brother Kimball, billionaire philanthropist and former presidential candidate, Tom Steyer, and a slew of other high-profile progressive “climate change” billionaires have been throwing absurd amounts of money at ventures intended to meet UN’s sustainable goals. Tons and tons and tons of money and they want it fast-tracked.
On September 10, 2019, Tyson Foods announced the promotion of John Randal Tyson, John’s son, to chief sustainability officer. The 29-year old Tyson stepped into the roles of chief sustainability officer and executive vice president of corporate strategy. His main job in laymen’s terms? Leading the company’s efforts to support a more sustainable food system. This includes implementing the company’s sustainability strategy and commitments as well as managing the sustainability, animal welfare, environmental and social responsibility teams.
“I am excited to play a role in leading our company’s sustainability efforts,” said Tyson. “Taking care of our people and our planet is a priority for Tyson Foods."
"We are uniquely positioned to lead within the global food system, and therefore we must continue challenging ourselves to be stewards of our natural resources while striving to feed the world safely, affordably and with delicious food.”
Sustainable protein. That’s what this is about.
And, the COVID-19 outbreak has proven to be an extraordinary opportunity for a lot of these big ideas to be realized.
April 22, 2020, The Huffington Post asked “Will There Be A Meat Shortage Because of the Coronavirus?” This article suggests that between meat plant shutdowns and panic buying during the pandemic there is a very real threat of meat shortages in grocery stores. After this article from HuffPo went out, others, all from staunchly Trump-resisting leftist sites asked the same question. This, on the heels of Bill Gates big media campaign regarding his mandatory vaccines and "digital tracking and monitoring" of those who have beeen tested and vaccinated. He also stated that this digital data record would further decisions as to whether certain businesses should operate, if individuals can travel or even leave their homes.
Smithfield Foods, one of the largest pork processors in the U.S. shut down its Sioux Falls, South Dakota plant after more than 230 employees tested positive for COVID-19 which was discovered through their mandatory testing requirements. Two employees have died. Other meat processing plants including Tyson, JBS and Cargill have reported hundreds of employees who have tested positive at their facilities, as well. (Read more about this here).
Why so many cases of coronavirus in meat processing plants? It is rather curious that a virus that spreads through water droplets from human to human tends to run rampant in the handful of giant, corporate, union-run, progressive-owned meat processing plants which have forced them to either close their doors or run on skeleton crew, all of which threatens the meat supply to the nation.
According to John H. Tyson and his big ad, the world is different now and everything has changed.
Today, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act ordering meat-processing plants to remain open. Tyson and the other meat-processing corporations are considered critical infrastructure and the government will provide additional protective gear for employees as well as guidance to ensure safety. Of course, Trump’s order will set ablaze a myriad of media-supported tirades of some local officials and labor unions who have insisted on closures of which they claim is to prevent the virus from spreading.
Trump stated his intention with this executive action at the White house on Tuesday saying that he planned to sign an order aimed at Tyson Foods Inc.’s liability, which had become “a road block” for the company. We aren’t yet completely clear on what that means precisely but the order is not just for Tyson and will affect many meat processing plants.
According to an article in Bloomberg today, The White House decided to make the move amid estimates that as much as 80% of U.S. meat production capacity could shut down. But a union representing plant workers accused the administration of failing to develop meaningful safety requirements that would have helped contain the disruptions.
“We only wish that this administration cared as much about the lives of working people as it does about meat, pork and poultry products,” said Stuart Appelbaum, President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. ~