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What you need to know about mRNA Vaccines and our Livestock

written by

Nolan Masser

posted on

July 26, 2023

Vaccines and livestock have become a huge issue lately. It has come to light that mRNA “vaccines” (which aren’t vaccines) have been used in the pork and poultry industry for several years and trials are currently underway in the beef industry as well.

First, let us discuss how we got to this point.  

Over the years, as confinement animal operations got larger and more intense, animal health declined. Animals were locked away in buildings away from fresh air, space, and natural light.  Diseases were easily transmissible in cramped cages.  The need for antibiotics increased and were used as a regular practice instead of as needed.   I visited a confinement layer operation and the operator was dumping 50-pound bags of antibiotics into the feed as it was unloaded.  When asked, he said that the chickens had no particular sickness, but subclinical antibiotics were the only way he could keep egg production at a level where he could pay his bills.  

These antibiotics and resistant pathogens eventually passed on to the people who consumed the animal products.  There was an outcry and a concentrated effort to limit antibiotics in the food chain.  Now common sense would dictate that decentralizing animal production and putting animals in a healthier environment would achieve this goal.  However, as society is apt to do, we refused to admit our mistakes and instead looked for a technological solution to the problem we created. 

 Enter mRNA.

Without getting too technical, mRNA “technology”  is not a vaccine, it is genetic manipulation. The synthetic spike protein used to “teach cells to fight disease” is very persistent and travels all over the body. As we saw with the Covid shots, pathogens adapt quickly requiring multiple boosters to try to stay ahead of disease. European studies cited by Peter McCullough show that this same mRNA never clears the body and is transmissible in meat to humans and survives digestion.  Additionally, no one knows what the long-term effects of altered genes will be to either animal or human health.

We are just beginning to see a legislative battle over how this will be regulated.  The Missouri House of Representatives introduced a bill requiring gene-altering products to be labeled as such.  The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (which Merck is a primary sponsor of) and other Big Ag groups are pushing back to keep it off the label.  ‘Conditional licenses' for swine flu and avian influenza have already been granted by the FDA and industry-wide trials in beef are underway. Contrary to what is being implied, mRNA-treated poultry, pork, and now beef are already in the food supply! (For a slightly unrelated, yet equally frightening look to the future, read the following

So how can you know your food is free from mRNA contamination?

By knowing who grows it!

As stewards of the health of the land, animals, and the families we feed,  Red Hill Harvest rejects all mRNA usage.  Safe or not, we simply don’t need it.

 We harness the sun’s energy through the chlorophyll in plants to keep our soils healthy. Massive amounts of carbon are stored in the soil and create an ideal environment for the soil’s biome to flourish.  That makes the healthiest possible food and forages.  Our animals eat that feed and along with more sunshine and fresh air produce the healthiest, tastiest, mRNA-free meat and eggs you will find anywhere. 

 So don’t stress about what is in your food - check out!


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