Friday, May 24, 2024

Wash. State GOP Candidate Calls for Seizure of Bill Gates’s Farmland

'I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef... '

(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) Washington state House candidate Joe Kent said Saturday on Twitter that the United States should seize farm land owned by Bill Gates after the tech billionaire called on America to transition to “100 percent synthetic beef,” The Hill reported.

In the same tweet, Kent added that the government should not allow foreign nationals to own American land, a nod to the alarming trend of Chinese and other foreign adversaries purchasing agricultural and commercial properties.

Gates advocated synthetic beef in an interview with Technology Review, during which he discussed his book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,”

“I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef,” Gates said in response to a question about reducing methane gas emissions. “You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they’re going to make it taste even better over time.”

Climate alarmists have focused on reducing beef production and consumption because cow flatulence releases methane, but they have not acknowledged that the “plant-protein” replacement—corporate alfalfa, corn, and soy production—depletes the soil’s natural storage of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

Gates said he believes that the green lobby can convince Americans to stop eating meat.

“Eventually, that green premium is modest enough that you can sort of change the [behavior of] people or use regulation to totally shift the demand,” he said. “So for meat in the middle-income-and-above countries, I do think it’s possible.”

Tim Wood, a retired Navy SEAL, commented on Kent’s post, adding that Gates wants to convert pasture land into soy fields at the same time that a meat shortage is emerging.

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