Cabot Phillips, senior editor at The Daily Wire, has published a series of tweets outlining why Bill Gates is so heavily promoting "synthetic meat". Here's part of the Threadreader digest of the discussion.
Bill Gates has quietly become the largest farmland owner in America. At the same time, he’s become a leading voice in the push for “synthetic meat.”
Here’s the story of how Bill Gates is waging a war on meat to make millions - and hiding behind “climate change” to do it.
Gates now owns over a quarter million acres of U.S. farmland across 19 states. One of his potato farms is so large it can be seen from space.
He’s purchased much of the land through a variety of shell companies to hide that he was the buyer.
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Gates is no stranger to agriculture - in the past, his foundation invested tens of millions into GMO technology, including 23 million in Monsanto in 2010.
But his transition from investing in farming technology, to becoming the leading owner of farmland itself is important.
At the same time Gates began investing in agriculture, he also emerged as one of the world’s leading voices for synthetic meat and other plant based alternatives.
Gates says meat must be abandoned to save the planet.
In the words of Bill Gates, “All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef.” It’s so important, he says, that government coercion could be necessary to change attitudes.
“You can sort of change the behavior of people or use regulation to totally shift demand.”
If it were up to Bill Gates the world would abandon meat for synthetic and plant-based alternatives.
It just so happens that all the crops used for plant-based meat are grown on farmland now owned by Gates. Oh, and he's also invested tens of millions in synthetic meat companies.
So how do you get people to leave meat behind? You convince them it’s crucial for fighting climate change.
There's more at the link, including details of how Gates is funding "studies" that all support the use of synthetic meat while decrying the consumption of "natural" meat.
I'd very much like to know how many of those who've invested large sums in "alternative" or "ecological" agriculture are also active in the climate change discussion. I'd also like to know how many of the same people/institutions have their fingers in the various and sundry pies affecting the current food production crisis in various ways. Could there be a link? Looking at the sums involved, frankly, I'll be surprised if there isn't.
Looks like the old rule of "follow the money" works for climate change, too. Who's promoting it? Who benefits? All too often, the names uncovered by each question are the same.