With 1 in 5 Kids Now Obese, Pharma Sets Sights on $50B Market for Weight-Loss Drugs

Originally published on Children’s Health Defense

Twenty-two percent of U.S. children between the ages of 2-5 and 12-19 are obese compared with 18% a decade ago, according to a new analysis of nationwide health survey data.

That means 1 in 5 kids are now obese. The analysis found that only children ages 6-11 were exempt from the weight gain trend.

Obesity, as opposed to “overweight”— weighing more than normal for someone’s height, age and gender — is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of over 30. A healthy BMI is defined as between 18.5 and 24.9.

“Once again, our attention turns to one of the most tenacious and steadily increasing health crises in children,” Dr. Michelle Perro told The Defender.

Perro, a pediatrician and executive director of GMO Science, said children experience the subsequent downstream health disasters similar to adults such as metabolic dysregulation, cardiovascular disease, and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

“Obese children are also subject to bullying and low self-esteem,” she said.

In “predictable fashion,” Perro said, we are not examining the root causes — such as diet and chemicals — behind the soaring rates of obesity in children.

The new statistics on pediatric obesity come from a survey conducted at Louisiana State University’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Scientists at the center analyzed data from almost 15,000 U.S. children and teens from 2010 through 2020 to reach their conclusions.

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Virtual Children to Help Combat Overpopulation

Story at-a-glance

  • Artificial intelligence expert Catriona Campbell predicts virtual children will be commonplace within the next 50 years, which can help combat overpopulation
  • The virtual children would only exist within the metaverse, and parents would interact with them using high-tech wearables like gloves that can deliver tactile feedback to replicate physical sensations
  • Climate change, overpopulation, transhumanism and the digitization of human life are all part and parcel of The Great Reset agenda, which will not be complete until humanity is enslaved to the unelected few who will run the world through algorithms and AI
  • World Economic Forum (WEF) founder Klaus Schwab wants to create a world in which humans are connected to the cloud, able to access the internet through their brains. This is what the Fourth Industrial Revolution is all about — the merger of man and machine. This is how we know, without a doubt, that transhumanism is part of The Great Reset
  • The technocratic, transhumanist cabal also wants to track your individual carbon footprint and dictate your diet. Meat consumption is to be cut by 90% and replaced with fake lab-created meats and bugs 

Yesterday, I reviewed the claims of Google engineer Blake Lemoine, who is convinced an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot program called LaMDA has achieved sentience, or self aware consciousness.1

Mere days before Lemoine set the internet on fire with discussions about the possibility or impossibility of AI singularity, another AI expert made the news with the prediction that virtual children could one day become commonplace. Come to think of it, it’s almost as if the news were rolled out by an AI running a predictive programming algorithm. The Daily Mail reports:2

“Virtual children that play with you, cuddle you, and even look like you will be commonplace in 50 years, and could help to combat overpopulation, an artificial intelligence expert has claimed.

These computer-generated offspring will only exist in the immersive digital world known as the ‘metaverse,’ which is accessed using virtual reality technology such as a headset to make a user feel as if they’re face-to-face with the child. They will cost next to nothing to bring up, as they will require minimal resources, according to Catriona Campbell, one of the UK’s leading authorities on AI and emerging technologies.

In her new book, ‘AI by Design: A Plan For Living With Artificial Intelligence,’ she argues that concerns about overpopulation will prompt society to embrace digital children.

‘Virtual children may seem like a giant leap from where we are now, but within 50 years technology will have advanced to such an extent that babies which exist in the metaverse are indistinct from those in the real world,’ she writes. ‘As the metaverse evolves, I can see virtual children becoming an accepted and fully embraced part of society in much of the developed world’ …

Ms Campbell believes that people will one day be able to use high-tech gloves that are able to deliver tactile feedback to replicate physical sensations. This would allow someone to cuddle, feed and play with their digital offspring as though it were a real child.”

It wouldn’t be exactly true to life, however, as parents would have the ability to choose the rate at which their digital offspring grows up. So, those who enjoy the baby stage, for example, could keep the child in perpetual babyhood, forgoing all the experiences that go along with maturing through the teen years into adulthood.

Baby X

There’s already a proof of concept for this idea. “BabyX”3 is a digital experiment created by a New Zealand-based company called Soul Machines, several years ago. The idea behind it was to facilitate acceptance of AI by humanizing it. Soul Machines explains it this way:4

“By combining models of physiology, cognition and emotion with advanced lifelike CGI, we set out to create a new form of biologically inspired AI. BabyX was our first developmental prototype designed as both a stand-alone research project and as an expandable base to feed into commercial computer agents.

She enables us to explore human cooperation with machines and the foundations for creating a digital consciousness. BabyX was designed for research and ‘she’ allows Soul Machines to not only explore the models of human behavior but also to create autonomous digital beings.

BabyX provides a foundation from which we learn, experiment and continue to develop the world’s first end-to-end solution for dynamically creating, teaching, managing and deploying Digital People.”

The Transhumanist Agenda

By now, many have started realizing that climate change, overpopulation, transhumanism and the digitization of human life are all part and parcel of The Great Reset agenda, which will not be complete until humanity is enslaved to the unelected few who will run the world through algorithms and AI.

According to the technocratic cabal that has set the course for mankind over the last several decades, overpopulation is responsible for climate change,5 so to save the planet, we have to reduce and manage the population size. One way of doing this is to transition into a digital environment, the metaverse, where no actual physical resources are being used up.

On the extreme end of the transhumanist spectrum, you have people who believe we will eventually be able to upload our minds into a computer or synthetic avatar.6 We still don’t know if this is possible, and it seems highly unlikely, considering there’s more to a human than their physical brain and neuronal network. Your “mind” and “soul,” your actual “being,” is not localized in your brain tissue.

Transhumanism doesn’t acknowledge the reality of nonlocal mind or soul, however, choosing instead to view the human being as nothing more than a physical platform7 that can be altered and augmented in any number of ways, equipped with a reproducible neural network that allows for thinking and intelligence given the correct electrical impulses and neural connections.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

World Economic Forum (WEF) founder Klaus Schwab wants to create a world in which humans are connected to the cloud, able to access the internet through their brains. This is what the Fourth Industrial Revolution8 is all about — the merger of man and machine. This is how we know, without a doubt, that transhumanism is part of The Great Reset.

Of course, being connected to the cloud also means that your brain would be accessible to people who might like to tinker with your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and behavior,9 and that too is part of the plan. They absolutely want to be able to control your thoughts, emotions, beliefs and behaviors, from the inside.10

Transhumanism also involves the selective breeding of physical bodies, using artificial wombs rather than human beings. Already, Chinese scientists have used CRISPR technology to create the first gene-edited babies (born in 2018).11,12 They’ve also developed an AI nanny robot to care for embryos grown inside an artificial womb. As reported by Futurism:13

“The system could theoretically allow parents to grow a baby in a lab, thereby eliminating the need for a human to carry a child. The researchers go so far as to say that this system would be safer than traditional childbearing.”

To most normal people, a future of designer babies grown in artificial wombs, brain-to-cloud connectivity and uploading your mind to a computer sounds more like a purposeless nightmare than the utopia transhumanists try to portray it as. Schwab, however, speaks as though we have no choice in the matter. “The future is built by us,” he told the WEF insiders at the 2022 meeting in Davos.14 End of discussion.

The Rise of Anti-Humanism

Part of why Great Reset adherents seem so dissociated from human life is because they are. Most normal people believe humans are sovereign beings who are free by divine authority. Technocracy, on the other hand, views humans as a natural resource, no different from an oil deposit or livestock, and they are to be used as such.

Humans may be more or less efficient than a robot, for example, depending on the job at hand, and efficiency trumps humanity. To minimize problems within this human resource management system, there needs to be maximum compliance with minimal effort, and this is where social engineering through media propaganda (brainwashing), censorship and AI comes in.

For the most part, once fully implemented, the control system will be fully automated, with direct connection to your brain. Beliefs may be switched from one day to the next with a simple software update, automatically downloaded and installed from the cloud. That’s their dream, and our nightmare.

They Want to Track Your Carbon Footprint

Many still have a hard time wrapping their heads around the extent to which the technocratic, transhumanist cabal intends to control the global population. In short, they intend to control every single aspect of everything you do on a daily basis. Not only do they not want you to exercise free will, they don’t even believe free will exists.15

So, they intend to micromanage your life through digital surveillance, facial and voice recognition, through carbon credit scores and social credit scores, through digital identities and/or vaccine passports, through climate change countermeasures and biosecurity measures, through AI assistants, online censorship and social engineering.

They intend to control what resources you can use, where you can travel, your health and medical decisions, what you think and what you eat. Look closely, and you will find that all of these plans have already been announced and implementation is in the works.

For example, in August 2021, The Hill published an op-ed by libertarian analyst Kristin Tate, warning a social credit system is coming to America.16 Two years earlier, in 2019, Futurism17 wrote about how the U.S. already has a social credit system that is very similar to China’s, we just haven’t realized it yet, because it was built by Silicon Valley rather than the government.

The plans for individual carbon footprint trackers were announced18 at this year’s Davos meeting for WEF members and invited VIPs. The trackers are being developed by the Chinese Alibaba Group,19 which makes sense, considering the Chinese have already implemented a social credit system20 and individual carbon tracking will be an added facet of that.

In a June 3, 2022, article, RAIR (Rise Align Ignite Reclaim) commented on the WEF’s plans for global control:

“After a quietly held WEF and United Nations General Assembly summit in Switzerland on ‘sustainability,’ they released several shocking videos21 showcasing a glimpse into life after The Great Reset.

From people without possessions, pumped full of pills, eating laboratory-created meat in hyper-technical, digitally networked ‘smart cities’ and clothing. They created short, bizarre, feel-good videos highlighting how people will help them redesign the world.

The videos range from cows that no longer burp methane thanks to tablets, starfish created in test tubes to fight climate change, drones for reforestation in Africa, enzymes from human blood to stabilize concrete, and poor hygiene to save the environment.

The WEF also promoted new mRNA vaccinations against various diseases. In addition, they celebrated 24-hour surveillance, digital IDs for clothing, and artificial food and coffee.”

They Want to Control Your Diet

The technocratic cabal also intends to radically transform the food system, and are now busily working on ways to eliminate meat from our diet22 and convince us to replace it with synthetic lab creations and fake meat, which by the way is loaded with the worst kind of fat imaginable — industrial seed oils.

To this end, the WEF has partnered with the EAT Forum, which will set the political agenda for global food production. The EAT Forum was cofounded by the Wellcome Trust, which in turn was established with the financial help of GlaxoSmithKline.

EAT collaborates with nearly 40 city governments across Africa, Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia, and maintains close relationships with imitation meat companies such as Impossible Foods, which was cofunded by Google, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates.23 (Gates has also been gobbling up farmland, becoming one of the largest private land owners in the U.S.24)

EAT has developed a “Planetary Health Diet” that is designed to be applied to the global population and entails cutting meat and dairy intake by up to 90%, replacing it largely with foods made in laboratories, along with cereals and oil.25 Not surprisingly, Gates is on record urging Western nations to stop eating real meat altogether.26

Bugs — It’s What’s for Dinner

Forcing a transition to fake meats is bad enough, but it gets worse. Perhaps you’ve seen the odd article here and there over the past few years suggesting we should consider eating bugs and weeds and drink “reclaimed” sewage?27 Well, those were part of the predictive programming to prime the pump, so to speak. Now we’re entering the real indoctrination phase.

Four primary schools in Wales, U.K., recently conducted a real-world trial to see how children would take to eating mealworms, crickets, beetles and other insects, while simultaneously being indoctrinated to think they’re becoming “ethical citizens” who are saving the planet by ditching meat. According to RAIR, which reported the novel lunch experiment:28

“… the unelected self-anointed global elitists at the WEF have fought for years for westerners to eat bugs … ‘Would you give edible insects a try to help save the planet?’ …

Two years ago, the European Union (EU) classified insects as ‘novel foods.’ In other words: the preparations for insect food have been underway for a long time. As a result, edible insects are increasingly sold across the EU.

The UK Food Safety Authority (FSA) will provisionally allow trade in edible insects in supermarkets and retailers starting in June [2022], with full approval expected next year. Evaluation is currently underway for crickets for human consumption; mealworms are also expected to be submitted soon.”

Being able to see the globalists’ plan as clearly as we can see it now, we have an obligation to future generations to resist, denounce and refuse any and all implementations of the technocratic agenda. We can win, for the simple fact that there are more of us than there are of them, but we have to be vocal about it — we need to join forces and present a united front. We need to peacefully resist and say “No thank you” to everything they try roll out.

Big Farms, Empty Food, Chronic Disease

Modern agriculture has made food plentiful and abundant—but not healthy.

Half of the American population have chronic diseases, utilizing 86 percent of health care dollars. Oftentimes the blame is placed on those who are ill for their lifestyle choices. But the numbers tell a different story: as small farmers started getting squeezed out of food production and agriculture became dominated by a smaller number of huge agribusinesses, the quality of our food dropped precipitously. Less nutritious food meant Americans weren’t getting the nutrients they need, which has helped create an epidemic of chronic disease. Tackling the chronic disease epidemic isn’t only about adjusting individual choices, but also about attacking the cronyism at the root of our food policy that degrades our food, our health, and the planet.

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Farming Nature’s Way

Highlights

•Noni trees are a medicinal fruit tree that is native to a large area across Asia and Australia.

•Noni was popular among the ancient Polynesians for its many beneficial phytochemicals and its ability to ease pain topically.

•Steve and Richele Frailey have been cultivating Noni trees on a certified organic farm in Kauai since 1982.

•Steve believes in using nature’s own methods in agriculture, and he uses no cow manure, no organic fertilizers, no organic pesticides and no added minerals.

•Steve’s farming methods are primarily based on mulch, earthworms, and rock dust, and his trees are very healthy, producing fruit all year round.

If you should have the good fortune to spend a vacation in the Garden Isle of Kauai, Hawaii, be sure not to miss the free two-and-a-half-hour tour of the Hawaiian Organic Noni Farm on the North Shore. Steve Frailey and his wife Richele have been harvesting Noni (Morinda citrifolia) on this farm since 1982, when they purchased just 20 acres to begin their adventure. Steve had studied organic farming methods in Missouri in the 1960s, and he had been harvesting fruits on his organic farm in San Diego before coming to Kauai. His Noni farm, now nestled in 70 acres of a beautiful deep valley and a bluff overlooking the ocean, is one of the best examples you will find of how to grow food not only organically but also using basic principles derived from nature. And the organic Noni Fruit Leather that is his primary product is rich in phytochemicals called iridoids, metabolites that have been shown to have neuroprotective, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, hypoglycemic, and hypolipidemic activities. Micronutrients include vitamin C, vitamin A, niacin, manganese, and selenium, but its iridoid phytochemical, deacetylasperulosidic acid, is believed to be a key contributor to its medicinal value.

Figure 1: Noni trees can grow up to 40 feet tall. They thrive best when they are in an area with full sun exposure.

Steve discovered that Noni trees were growing wild in his valley when he originally bought the land. At the time, he was unaware of their rich history. He learned that the trees had originally been brought to Hawaii by Polynesians from the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. The Polynesians had valued the fruit for its medicinal properties to help heal skin irritations, arthritis and many other ailments for over 2,000 years. In times of famine, the raw food was eaten to nourish the body. In fact, Noni is native to a large area from South Asia to South East Asia to Australia and across the South Pacific Islands. All traditional cultures valued it for its extensive medicinal properties.

Scientific research has identified over 165 beneficial compounds in the raw pulp of Noni. However, Noni fruit is tricky because of fermentation that destroys most of the potency and benefits. The fruit goes from a ripe mature fruit to a fermented fruit very quickly. One of the effects of fermentation is to reduce the number of sulfur-containing esters in the fruit, as these are converted into volatile compounds and lost. In fact, Dr. Brian Issell conducted cancer research for 10 years at the University of Hawaii using only pure non-fermented Noni fruit. According to Dr. Issell, “If fermentation is allowed, then a different chemical profile is present.” In other words, Noni’s potency and beneficial compounds are destroyed through fermentation.

 

Figure 2: Drying mulch on Steve’s farm, basically straw and wood chips.


Figure 3: The Noni flowers emerge from the fruits while they are still small, a most unusual feature of these trees.

Steve’s challenge was how to prevent the fruit from fermenting. His quest was a 50-year journey of research and development, ultimately building a unique low-heat (below 115 degrees F) dehydration process. To be FDA compliant, Steve had independent lab tests conducted in California that showed that their unique process locked in the 165 beneficial compounds found in the raw pulp of Noni. The Lab tests showed that his Noni Fruit Leather has a 2-year shelf life not refrigerated and is 14 times more potent than fermented Noni juice.

Using only mature ripe non-fermented Noni that is grown on the certified organic family farm and keeping the drying temperature below 115 F preserves the maximum beneficial qualities without the use of additives or preservatives. The raw ripe fruit has a unique taste unlike any other fruits, with a distinct blue-cheese-like flavor, which gives it the nickname “cheese fruit.” The dried form’s flavor is distinct but not nearly as cheesy, and it is highly concentrated in lignans, polyphenols and flavonoids that support antioxidant defenses.

On the tour, Steve recommended a book by a Japanese scientist and farmer, Masanobu Fukuoka, titled “One-Straw Revolution,” that he had read many years ago and that was foundational to his own farming practices. The basic principle of the book is that the best forms of cultivation mirror nature’s own laws. In addition to his farm being USDA Certified Organic, Steve uses no cow manure, no organic fertilizers, no organic pesticides and no added minerals. Instead, he grows nitrogen fixing plants and trees that he uses as mulch to support the Noni trees’ nitrogen needs. From his personal experience of over 40 years of growing organically and “mimicking nature,” he uses an abundant amount of mulch in the orchards, occasional foliar spraying of compost teas, rock dust from a local quarry that is high in calcium and many trace minerals, and earthworms.

Figure 4: A papaya tree on Steve’s farm.

 

Over the years, Steve refined his agricultural practices to steadily increase yields from his trees. An extremely important part of his success story involves earthworms. On the tour, he shows the audience a large flat container full of earthworms, that he feeds regularly with pureed vegetarian food waste from the family’s meals. He adds to the worm bed shredded paper and grass from mowing the lawn. It is important to keep the worm bed damp and to keep the worms in the shade and covered loosely with a board to keep out the sunlight. The worms love the pureed food and they produce worm castings that are even better than cow manure to fertilize the Noni trees. He stated that just one cup of the worm castings placed under mulch surrounding the trunk of a Noni tree will be enough to keep the tree producing fruit the whole year round. During the show and tell on the tour about worms, Steve quotes from Charles Darwin who wrote: “There are few animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world as the earthworm.”

Noni trees are remarkably hardy. They can live up to 400 years, and the old trees still bear fruit. Noni trees are unusual in that their flowers emerge from the fruit during the early growth stage. There are abundant honeybees on the property that are attracted to the Noni flowers in a mutual relationship where the bees benefit from the nectar while helping to pollenate the trees.

Steve sells not only the Noni fruit leather, but also various topical medicinal products where Noni is the primary ingredient. Noni is especially known for its ability to reduce arthritic pain, and many athletes have learned to take advantage of it for this reason.

 

 


Figure 5: An apple banana tree on Steve’s farm.

Noni is not the only crop on Steve’s farm. He also harvests apple bananas, papayas and mangoes, all certified organic.