Bill Gates & Apeel : You'll Never Guess What He's Up To Now

Posted by Josh Gape on

If you needed another reason to skip the supermarket and head to the farmers market, here it is… 


Apeel is a new plant-based invisible coating that is sprayed over fruit and vegetables to extend their shelf life by slowing down water loss, preventing oxidation and protecting against environmental stressors. It’s designed to not be washed off but eaten with food. So even when it’s used on fruit like avocado, you’ll end up getting it all over your fingers when peeling. And as we know, the skin is our biggest organ and absorbs what it comes into contact with. So far it’s also been used on apples, grapes, strawberries and limes. However, the plan is to roll this out to be used on all fruit and vegetables. 


It’s already been approved to be used in a whole host of countries including; USA, Canada, Japan, South Africa and the UK (it’s in Asda) and has received over $179 million in funding from some of the most notoriously corrupt organisations out there, including; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum and The Rockefeller Foundation. 


According to the ingredients section of their website; ‘Apeel's Edipeel is composed entirely of a mixture of food grade glycerolipids derived from edible plant oils, specifically the food additive mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, which conform to the specifications set forth by the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), and the European Union.’
When a product's ingredient list isn’t just a few whole foods you recognise, that’s a bad sign. When it’s a technical sentence that includes the words ‘plant oils’ and a disclaimer explaining why it’s safe, then you should really be worried. When a food is ‘generally recognised as safe’ by the FDA, this actually means nothing. The FDA are another organisation that’s got a long history of corruption. Following their initial approval, this product has also been marked as organic in some countries, which on the surface adds to its credibility. However, the Soil Association (the UK's gold standard organic certification) has shot it down, stating “The active ingredients in the coating Apeel are mono- and di-glycerides, which are not included in the Soil Association permitted additives. For this reason, they would not be accepted in a Soil Association certified product.” 


Anyway, let me translate that ingredient list for you… 


The two main ingredients are; monoglycerides and diglycerides. These are plant oils that are ultra-processed and which contain trans fats. This type of oil and trans fats are highly inflammatory and have been associated with basically all the chronic diseases were seeing a huge rise in today; type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, fertility issues and obesity to name a few. 


Although trans fats are banned by the FDA, the above two ingredients are officially classified as emulsifiers and therefore can be approved via this loophole. The FDA states that the amount of trans fats within them are so small they aren’t harmful. However, if you’re consuming a small amount on every piece of fruit and veg that you eat, this will add up. 


To summarise, this is a new ‘food’ that’s highly processed, contains ingredients that are know to damage health and there’s been no long term research to prove it’s safety. Why would you put yourself forward to be a guinea pig for this when there’s perfectly healthy natural foods at your local farmers market? Apeel wouldn't be needed is we weren’t transporting food all over the world and everyone was shopping local.


If these organisations really cared about people’s health and the environment, they’d be pouring money into supporting small scale farmers to thrive so that people can buy food locally and from regenerative farming practises that increase soil health, have the highest standards for animal welfare, produce the most nutritious food and increase wildlife biodiversity. However, instead they’re out here working out how to ultra-process natural foods.