ANP Reader image: Walmart in Scottsbluff NE
As we continue to see reports of egg shortages, as seen in the image above from a reader, and extremely high prices, we are also seeing reports of other foods being added to list of consumables seeing supply issues, along with warnings about upcoming shortages and price spikes.
I’m starting with eggs because recently we ran across a couple of very interesting published research studies. One from January 2021, and another from November 2022.
Both studies concern egg yolks and coronavirus.
Jan. 2021 – Title of the research study: Chicken Egg Yolk Antibodies (IgYs) block the binding of multiple SARS-CoV-2 spike protein variants to human ACE2
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is still spreading worldwide, and there is an urgent need to effectively prevent and control this pandemic. This study evaluated the potential efficacy of Egg Yolk Antibodies (IgY) as a neutralizing agent against the SARS-CoV-2. We investigated the neutralizing effect of anti-spike-S1 IgYs on the SARS-CoV-2 pseudovirus, as well as its inhibitory effect on the binding of the coronavirus spike protein mutants to human ACE2. Our results show that the anti-Spike-S1 IgYs showed significant neutralizing potency against SARS-CoV-2 pseudovirus, various spike protein mutants, and even SARS-CoV in vitro. It might be a feasible tool for the prevention and control of ongoing COVID-19.
Nov. 2022 – Title of research study: Immunoglobulin yolk targeting spike 1, receptor binding domain of spike glycoprotein and nucleocapsid of SARS-CoV-2 blocking RBD-ACE2 binding interaction
Coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has become a global pandemic disease that has social and economic chaos. An alternative mitigation strategy may involve the use of specific immunoglobulin (Ig)-Y derived from chicken eggs. Our study aimed to evaluate the neutralizing potential of specific IgY targeting S1, receptor-binding-domain (RBD) of spike glycoprotein and nucleocapsid (N) of SARS-CoV-2 to inhibit RBD and angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2 (ACE2) binding interaction. Hy-Line Brown laying hens were immunized with recombinant S1, RBD spike glycoprotein, and nucleocapsid (N) of SARS-CoV-2. The presence of specific S1,RBD,N-IgY in serum and egg yolk was verified by indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Specific S1,RBD,N-IgY was purified and characterized from egg yolk using sodium-dodecyl-sulfate-polyacrylamide-gel-electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE), and was subsequently evaluated for inhibition of the RBD-ACE2 binding interaction in vitro. Specific IgY was present in serum at 1 week post-initial immunization (p.i.i), whereas its present in egg yolk was confirmed at 4 weeks p.i.i. Specific S1,RBD,N-IgY in serum was able to inhibit RBD-ACE2 binding interaction between 4 and 15 weeks p.i.i. The results of the SDS-PAGE revealed the presence of bands with molecular weights of 180 kDa, indicating the presence of whole IgY. Our results demonstrated that S1,RBD,N-IgY was able to inhibit RBD-ACE2 binding interaction in vitro, suggesting its potential use in blocking virus entry. Our study also demonstrated proof-of-concept that laying hens were able to produce this specific IgY, which could block the viral binding and large production of this specific IgY is feasible.
Two separate studies, by different researchers, nearly two years apart, show chicken egg yolks can be used as a neutralizing agent, and as a mitigation strategy against covid.
Over the course of those same two years, egg prices have spiked up to 60%, while some stores are limiting the purchase to two cartons per person, and others are seeing stripped shelves as seen in the reader imager image at the top of this article.
There is something strange about the timing of these eggs shortages.
On January 30, 2023, Tucker Carlson published a piece over at Fox News, which contained a few tidbits of news that we haven’t seen elsewhere to date.
• Then Biden continued, recounting a conversation he had with European allies. He told us all about it. When he met with the group, Biden said, they spoke about “how we could increase and disseminate more rapidly food shortages.” That’s what Joe Biden said verbatim. It’s on tape.
• So here you have the president of the United States pledging to increase food shortages at a press conference. That seemed like a newsworthy event, but not a single news organization in this country seemed to notice it happened. Nor did the White House correct it. But others were watching. So within days, that clip wound up on social media and Facebook flagged it immediately as “false news.”
Tucker described what happened after Biden’s strange words:
• Strange disasters began to beset food processors all over the United States. In April, the next month, the headquarters of one of this country’s largest organic food distributors was destroyed in a fire. Cause unknown. The next month, in a single week, actually, two separate private plane crashes took out two separate food processing centers. One plane hit a General Mills plant in Georgia. The other plane hit a food plant in Idaho. By the way, back in February, a boiler explosion obliterated a potato processing plant in Oregon and so on.
Then we have an issue noted by ANP readers, which is also noted by Tucker:
But we noticed that some farmers who deal with chickens every day are not convinced. Some of them, some chicken farmers, have noticed something odd. Their chickens aren’t laying eggs or as many eggs. And these chickens don’t appear sick with avian flu. They’re not dying. They’re still alive. They’re just not producing eggs.
Now healthy hens lay eggs on a regular basis, every 24 to 26 hours. But suddenly, chicken owners all over the country – not all of them, but a lot of them – are reporting they’re not getting any eggs or as many. So what’s causing that? Clearly, something is causing that. Some have concluded their chicken feed may be responsible.
Read the entire piece, it is enlightening.
Critics will insist Tucker is spreading conspiracy theories, but Survival Magazine offers confirmation that the egg shortages may not be because of the bird flu, or not only because of it.
While Democrats are claiming the shortages are due to a “pandemic” among chickens, saying that Avian flu has decimated the US egg-laying hen population at commercial farms, what they fail to mention is the fact that numerous democrats run states banned the sale of eggs from caged chickens, driving costs through the rood and causing widespread chaos throughout the industry.
Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Michigan, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have all committed to outlawing the sale of eggs from caged chickens.
Those claiming the food crisis is manufactured are looking a whole lot less crazy at this point.
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Before moving along, another egg image sent to us by a reader, of a sign seen in Plan B Feed Store in Kellogg, Idaho, and our reader thought others would find it humorous.
I know I did!
Market Watch, on Feb. 7, 2023, reports that “More Americans who use food stamps reported skipping meals, eating less and going to food banks to manage costs last month, according to a new report.”4
In January, 29.2% of 4,184 survey participants said they have skipped meals, up 3 percentage points on the prior month. A fifth said they rely on family and friends to sustain themselves, up 9 percentage points from December, and nearly a third said they have eaten less to manage food costs, up 2 percentage points on December. Close to a quarter (23.5%) said they have visited a food bank in the past month, up from 21% in the prior month.
In Joe Biden’s SOTU speech on Tuesday, he touted lowering inflation, yet Americans see what is in their bank accounts, feel the sticker shock at the grocery store and understand that inflation being “down” is still “up” far higher than it was when Biden took office.
64% of Americans now live paycheck to paycheck, which is near the all-time high, and food costs are a big part of why this is happening across America right now.
On top of the food supply crises that we have been following for the past two years, we now see millions of pounds of canned meats and poultry recalled, a seafood processing plant going up in flames, U.S farmers sounding the alarm about a possible corn market collapse and ranchers warning of a disease that could “decimate” the cattle industry.
All those reports found after our last food supply updates.
In that piece we warned of a new shortage, sardines and other tinned fish, with rising prices noted as well.
Another reader took the time and effort to take a picture confirming said price spikes, and sent it along to us.
ANP reader image: Albertsons, Eugene, OR
The message with the image said “Recent pic of sardines for sale, 1 tin, in Albertsons, Eugene, OR. Regular price is $5.49, sales price $4.99. This is insane for 1 small 4.375 oz tin of sardines.”
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Due to shrinking cattle herds because of sell-offs before calving, beef products, from hamburger to steak, will see prices hikes and shortages in the upcoming months, as reported by ZeroHedge.
Each week we see more and more reports of food shortages, price hikes, all the while the media, on behalf of the Biden regime, gaslights Americans with claims that what they are seeing isn’t there, everything is really A-OK!
Believe the media and democrats or believe your eyes, your wallet, and your bank account.
It is your choice.
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Poultry, frankfurters, and other pork products, are still seeing inflation, so might as well just stock up on whatever meats you can, because this issue isn’t going away in 2023.
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