Cue: the Great Reset

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said what we all suspected our elites are thinking: what we learned from the COVID crisis, we can apply to climate, housing, and everything else. Mr. Trudeau said COVID had proved how “ambitious and bold” governments need to be to address society’s problems. (See the 31 minute mark of the full video.) Apparently giving the government lots of control and spending like crazy will fix everything.. Just call it a “public health threat” and you can get the control you need.

To Australia, where the craziness continues, one state is trialing a tracking app for people who are quarantining at home. The app will randomly ping people, giving them fifteen minutes to prove they are actually at home. Nothing to see here..

If you really want to raise your blood pressure, Helen Andrews has likened vaccine passports to the Chinese Communist Party’s social credit system and a Canadian guy has pointed out how COVID restrictions are an awful lot like a controlling spouse.

Scary but true: Heavy metal may be the best soundtrack for reading COVID news…

Got any more bright ideas?

A member group of the World Economic Forum has recently suggested that the world requires a great “metabolic reset.” The group says the world needs “fundamental and structural changes in the way we engineer foods,” with a focus on gut, brain and liver health. Moving away from processed foods and sourcing locally-grown produce is something Mad Christians can agree to. But as with most things the folks at Davos propose, it is a top-down approach with international elites assuming they can solve all the problems if they just have more control.

The targets set by WEF action groups call for a “50% worldwide cut in red meat and sugar consumption and a doubling of the consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables, and legumes between 2020 and 2050.” There is also a lot of enthusiasm for “personalized nutrition,” with tech companies lining up to develop apps and algorithms to “identify what people should eat and avoid, and keep track of what is in their cupboards, refrigerators, and online shopping carts.” I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid you can’t eat that.

Critics of the plan say that it only stands to benefit Big Food and multinational companies, not people, nor the poor.

While we’re talking about diet, Pinterest has banned weightloss and diet ads as well as “weight-loss language or imagery, testimonials about weight loss, and references to body mass index, or BMI, among other content” from its platform. CBS says it is part of the “broader body-positivity movement” which accepts “people of all sizes.”

Several outlets have reported that grocery stores are stockpiling food and cleaning supplies in “anticipation of rising prices and demand.”

An interesting article from Vox faces up to our habit of throwing out a lot of food and how expirations dates are not an exact science.

Finally, a new study suggests there is a link between sugary drinks and colon cancer in young adults.