I have not heard directly back from Dr. Zach Bush regarding the open letter I wrote to him on January 6, 2021. It was in response to comments he made during an interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on December 11, 2020. That interview is no longer available on the Children’s Health Defense website, but is still accessible on Instagram here if you have an account. The focus of the letter was on the Human Resiliency Fund Bush launched in partnership with ICV. He discusses it starting at around 35 minutes into the interview. ICV has an office in Philadelphia where I live, so the issues I raised were very personal. That’s why I took time to write a letter rather than simply venting on social media. In the letter I laid out a number of serious concerns I had regarding the nature of social impact investing in “wellness,” advances in data surveillance using wearable technologies, health impact bonds for diabetes, coded food assistance, and the role that entities like Bank of America would play in managing the poor. As we know the lockdowns are creating a massive underclass of people who have been economically disenfranchised. I also had questions about the support he has given for the Alegria Farms model, whose table top hydroponic “soilsoxx” and vertical installations rely on lots of plastic. While they are scalable for investment purposes, they do not seem truly aligned to Bush’s public positions regarding regenerative agriculture.
If you haven’t yet read the letter, you can access it here.
I shared my post with him numerous times on Twitter.
I sent it to him directly though his website.
I know that a few people contacted his office about it directly.
Today I see Bush has an Instagram post about his ICV fund. If you read my open letter, you will see that he side-stepped the larger moral issues around impact investing. He narrows his comments to Gates. He doesn’t address Jefferson Health or Bank of America. He tries to separate himself from Gates even though in a recent interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. for Children’s Health Defense, Bush enthusiastically stated he saw Gates as a great opportunity.
I suspect this is all I am going to get out of Dr. Zach Bush. So, for the record I am sharing screenshots taken from his Instagram post today, January 12, 2021. I am not active on Instagram, so it is interesting that he chose to respond there and not to me directly. I did create a profile in an attempt to clarify my position in the comments. You can access his post here.
As a mom with just a small platform who understands the horror that is coming, all I can do is remove a person’s plausible deniability.
Moving forward no one can say Zach Bush didn’t know the impact investors’ planned end game. I told him.