A Woman's Perspective On The Times We Live In


September 14, 2013

Bill and His Egg-cellent Invention

   
Mayo made with artificial egg
     Anytime Bill Gates is involved with some new revolutionary food project or product, the hair stands up on the back of my neck.  So it is, with the new "artificial", plant-based egg that he is now hawking at such elite stores as Whole Foods.
      And let me just say that anytime the news releases call a new artificial food, "radical", you can bet that I'm staying away from it as far as possible.  Bill and his new best friend, PayPal billionaire Peter Thiel are backing this new food product called Beyond Eggs.  The firm's founder, Josh Tetrick, is quoted as saying, "We want to take animals out of the equation.  The food industry is begging for innovation, especially where animals are involved – it is a broken industry."
     Well, maybe the food "industry" is begging, but as for me, the food "consumer", I do not see anything broken in my daily collection of eggs from my free-range chickens.  In fact, these eggs are about as organic as you can get.  My chickens feast on natural food sources, such as grasshoppers, insects, termites, etc.... all high in protein.  And the results are the best-tasting, the healthiest, and the most natural egg "product" around.
     The idea behind Beyond Eggs was to find a mix of easy-to-grow plants that, when mixed together in the right way, replicate the taste, nutritional values and cooking properties of an egg.  But when you add Bill Gates to that mix, do you really know what you're going to get?  Seeing as how he is a huge supporter of Genetically Modified Foods, it makes me more than a little leery.  Furthermore, the firm has stated that one of the purposes of this new revolutionary food product is to allow developing worlds to grow their own versions with added nutrients.  Once again, the Bill Gates factor has me questioning just what those "added nutrients" would be.  As outspoken as he's been on population control, is he the guy we want supplementing our food?
Eggs fresh from my chickens
     In touting his new egg substitute, Mr. Tetrick also had this to say, "'In developing countries, we can also add in things missing from the local diet, helping nutrient deficiencies, and we have had initial discussions with the World Food Program about this.  What we want to eventually do is find a way to work with farmers in the developing world to enable them to have new cash crops that can be used."
     Does anyone else find it the least bit suspicious that it is the Third World developing countries that they want to subject to their "radical, new nutrients"?  Is this just another subterfuge to limit population growth?
     But I guess it was his final comment that really blew me away.  When describing the impact Beyond Eggs would have on the food industry worldwide, Tetrick said,  "Then we become the kind of company to be feared by the bad guys in the industry."  Oh, my dear sir, they aren't the only ones who will be fearing you and your Progressive business partners.  Thank you, but you can keep your artificial egg.  I'm happy with my multi-colored, deep orange, fresh and real eggs!

Genesis 1:29     And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food."  







1 comment:

  1. Bill Gates dad was one of the founders of Planned Parenthood, the nut doesn't fall far from the tree. As a chef, I want real food from real animals or non GMO bases plants. This sends shivers up my spine!

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