New “Food is Medicine” Nutrition Screening, RX, Tracking and Control

On September 28, 2022, The White House announced $8 billion in new commitments toward hunger, nutrition, and health. The White House hosted the conference that laid out a “transformational vision for ending hunger and reducing diet-related disease by 2030 – all while closing disparities among the communities that are impacted most.” These “new commitments” were determined over the summer, with both private- and public-sector involvement in the funding, stemming from: • Philanthropic contributions and donations to community-based organizations • Investments in new businesses that will screen and integrate nutrition into health care • $2.5 billion in start-up companies creating “solutions” to hunger and food insecurity • Over $4 billion toward “philanthropy that improves access to nutritious food, promotes healthy choices, and increases physical activity” The business, civic, academic, and philanthropic “leaders” were announced at this conference in September, who will allegedly end hunger and reduce diet-related disease. The narrative is to convince everyone that it is due to Covid and climate change, and therefore, these ineffective so-called leaders will suddenly have the people’s best interest at heart and finally get the job done. The reality is, the economic decline due to the lockdowns, manufactured supply chain disruptions, putting thousands of companies out of business, intentional inflation, and health conditions exploited during and after the orchestrated plandemic is what has created a loss of income, inability to afford food and gas, and complete disruption in everyone’s well being. This report was also discussed in this week’s Dig It! Podcast and can be watched here. In addition to the above… On November 16, the FDA completed its pre-market consultation for Upside Foods animal cell culture technology to produce chicken from cultured chicken cells. Upside Foods recently launched their lab grown meat facility in California, and is backed by 37 investors, including Bill Gates and Temasek Holdings. As Corey’s Digs has reported for the past five years, here, here, and here, regarding lab grown meat, the FDA and USDA approved the overall process of this long ago and have been working on the overall consultations, cell lines, and labeling regulations. This more recent press release pertains to another step in the FDA approval to bring Upside Foods to market, while inviting other firms to develop cultured animal cell food from livestock, poultry, and seafood, in what they call “a food revolution.” Jaydee Hanson, Policy Director of the Center for Food Safety, points out that the FDA’s approval is grossly inadequate. “In this ‘pre-market consultation,’ neither the company nor the FDA presented the actual data from tests looking at the effects of raising these cells in fetal bovine serum and enzymes from the intestines and pancreas of animals … while the company notes that it uses genetic engineering to keep the cells growing, it fails to share which genes are being used. This is vital information that consumers and policymakers need to know to make informed decisions in the best interests of public health. We should make certain that genes linked to cancer are not being used … this is a woefully deficient review by the FDA … who states it has ‘no further questions’ about this experimental product’s safety.” On November 21, a new Rule by the FDA hit the Federal Register regarding “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods.” This comes on the heels of the report Corey’s Digs did on Lab Grown Meat to Hit U.S. in 2022, Backed by FDA & USDA, Along with Smarter Food Safety Blueprint and Traceability all Underway, back in September, 2021. This new rule creates additional recordkeeping requirements for persons who manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods the FDA has designated for inclusion on the Food Traceability List (FTL). By “inclusion” they mean “regulated” to track the packing, shipping, receiving, and transforming of foods across the supply chain, under the guise of preventing foodborne illness. This rule goes into effect on January 20, 2023. The 179-page document can be reviewed here, which includes the list of food items, as well as repercussions if these rules are not followed. Some of the food items include: various cheeses, shell eggs, nut butters, herbs, leafy greens, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, sprouts, fresh cut fruits and vegetables, finfish, and crustaceans. What makes this list most interesting is the fact that the majority of it is now being grown in indoor facilities funded by the same people behind all of these control mechanism agendas, so monitoring and regulating these categories could surely be a means to knock out the competition. Their goal is three-fold: 1) Scoop up as many people as possible into SNAP and WIC programs in order to implement digital food tokens, control the spending and purchases, and gather data to establish the need to move everyone into this food system structure – socialism. 2) Integrate food with health so as to move policies under one umbrella to more easily create new policies, funding, and ultimate control, which will result in tying together a vaccine ID passport with an all encompassing log of each person’s health record, school, work, travel, food tokens, and of course bank accounts under a digital currency. It is one big master plan. By training thousands of physicians in this new model of “food is medicine,” rolling out nutritional screening, medical meals, and produce prescriptions, they are laying the groundwork for all of this. 3) Change food standards, categories, and so-called nutrition by removing traditional farming, converting all seeds to patented gene-edited seeds grown indoors, and regulating the ability to farm specific agriculture and cattle from being ranched, all while building a menu of insects, gene-edited food, and lab grown meat. Rather than hash through each of these “saviors” listed below, this article will address a handful of them and point to previous reports on Corey’s Digs that provides a more comprehensive understanding for what they are attempting to achieve with this “assistance.” The White House Fact Sheet gives a short breakdown of each organization’s alleged intentions toward this 2030 goal. Pillar 1 – Improve Food Access and Affordability AARPBenefits Data TrustBowery FarmingChobaniDoordashFoodCorpsFMI – The Food Industry AssociationGoogleHunger Free OklahomaHy-Vee, Inc.National Grocers AssociationNational Head Start AssociationNayak FarmsNovo NordiskPublixRethink FoodShiptSyscoThe Wave FoundationUnidosusUniversity of California SystemWarner Bros. DiscoveryWashington State Department of Health Pillar 2 – Integrate Nutrition and Health American Academy of PediatricsAmerican College of Lifestyle MedicineAssociation of American Medical Colleges and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical EducationBayCareBlue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina FoundationBoston Medical CenterCommunity ServingsDohmen Company FoundationEpicFind HelpFoodsmartGeisingerGraphite HealthHigiHL7 InternationalJoint CommissionMass General BrighamMedical Education PledgeMeditechNational Committee for Quality AssuranceNational Quality ForumNemours Children’s HealthOracle-CernerRiverside Health SystemRush University System for HealthSaffron LabsSanford HealthSCAN Health PlanSSM HealthSync for Social NeedsTufts MedicineUniteUsUniversity of South Carolina School of Medicine GreenvilleWelloryWellskyXanthosHealth Pillar 3 – Empower Consumers to MAKE and Have Access to Healthy Choices Action for Healthy KidsAlbertsons CompaniesChef Andrew ZimmernDanoneDole Packaged FoodsEnvironmental Working GroupEverytableFood, Nutrition, and Health Investor CoalitionHispanic Communications NetworkIndependent Restaurant CoalitionInstacartJames Beard FoundationKindercare Learning CompaniesMeijerNational Association of Chain Drug StoresNational Restaurant AssociationPartnership for a Healthier AmericaPlant Based Foods AssociationSodexo Stop Hunger FoundationThe Boys & Girls Club of Central MississippiTyson FoodsWalgreens Pillar 4 – Support Physical Activity for All Community Gyms CoalitionMyFitnessPalNational Recreation and Park AssociationSpecial OlympicsYMCA Pillar 5 – Enhance Nutrition and Food Security Research American Heart AssociationChildren’s HealthwatchGrow LocalInternational Fresh Produce AssociationKrogerRockefeller FoundationSeafood Nutrition PartnershipUniversity of Arkansas School of Law: Journal of Food and Law Policy Behind The Smokescreens “Food is Medicine” are THE keywords being used to campaign, launch programs, change policies and financing, aggregate data, tie the health care industry in with the food supply, and ultimately screen, track, and control people through food. While they make the claim that it’s all about “nutrition,” after perusing many of their websites, the true words being used are: • Produce prescriptions • Medically tailored groceries and meals • Nutrition incentives • Nutritional screening • Biometrics and tracking • Interventions into policy and financing • Getting people onto SNAP and WIC government programs SMOKESCREEN 1: Food is medicine Launching in spring 2023, the Rockefeller Foundation has partnered with the American Heart Association and Kroger to mobilize $250 million to build the new “Food is Medicine Research Initiative” that will generate the “definitive evidence necessary” for the health sector to develop “food is medicine programs.” Their goal is to “accelerate public understanding and use of ‘food is medicine’ programs as an integral part of the health care system.” Kroger’s announcement of acquiring Albertsons couldn’t have come at a better time! They’ve already created the “Feeding Change Food is Medicine Task Force” whose advisors are DC Greens, Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition, Harvard Law School – Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, National Produce Prescription Collaborative, The Health Initiative, Tufts University, Wholesome Wave, and Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture. The members are even more delightful: Albertsons Companies (soon to be under Kroger)AmazonAnthem, Inc.Blue Cross Blue Shield NC FoundationBlue Cross NCBoardwalk CollectiveCentene CorporationCompass Group, North AmericaCVS HealthGeisingerGiant FoodHeal Care Service CorporationHealthNetHumanaInstacartInternational Fresh Produce AssociationJohn HancockKaiser PermanenteKrogerPoint32HealthProMedicaThe Rockefeller FoundationTrinity HealthUmoja Supply Chain SolutionsUnitedHealthcareWhitman-Walker Health System Of course food is medicine, but that’s not the true intention of this initiative. By integrating food under medicine just imagine how this will change the landscape of the control mechanisms being put in place under the guise of health care. This isn’t the only avenue the Rockefeller’s are using to orchestrate this shift in food control. They are also one of the major funders of the Center for Good Food Purchasing, along with W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and the 11th Hour Project – the grant-making vehicle of the Schmidt Family Foundation – former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. The stated goal of this “Center” is to manage the Good Food Purchasing Program, which is all about getting institutions to convert over to their “supply chain transparency from farm to fork and shift towards a values-based purchasing model.” Converting schools, hospitals, and public administrations is a strong goal, for starters. They’ve established standards, certifications, and a point system as the first of its kind and are building local and national partners as quickly as they built the website. And all of this, of course, is part and parcel of their “One Health” approach and “genomic surveillance.” Just today, at the Codex Alimentarius meeting Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO Director-General, stated that “a transformation of the world’s food systems is needed urgently, based on a One Health approach that protects and promotes the health of humans, animals and the planet. The Codex Alimentarius has a critical role to play in guiding country regulations that promote health, while facilitating fair trade.” One example of how the health insurance industry can incorporate the “food is medicine” approach: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina intends to grow the “food is medicine” movement across the state, which includes food vouchers and medically-tailored meals. In fact, they are laying out the template for how all healthcare providers can automatically enroll individuals in special rx food programs. One can easily see how the nutrition/healthcare tracking and insurance policies could be the leverage they need to control people’s food supply. Blue Cross is working with Reinvestment Partners who manages the Eat Well program that provides produce prescriptions to enrolled participants. It is electronically linked to a loyalty card for access to be used at participating grocery stores. They are working hard to expand food programs and gather data to show how this can all benefit people. The Rockefeller Foundation funds Reinvestment Partners, and are in discussions with the Veteran’s Health Administration to get produce prescriptions to more veterans. The Eat Well program currently provides $40 a month to veterans to spend solely on fruits and vegetables. Since the inception of the Eat Well program in 2018, they have already served over 70,000 people in North Carolina. Additional Reading: In 2020, the Rockefeller Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, MAC ADIS Fund, and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation funded a study on Food is Medicine: actions to integrate food and nutrition into healthcare. … Continue reading New “Food is Medicine” Nutrition Screening, RX, Tracking and Control