No burgers? No way! Bill Gates under fire for urging wealthy countries to give up beef
Nicole Lyn Pesce | MSN News
via Genetic Literacy Project | February 22, 2021
The Microsoft founder-turned-global health philanthropist [Bill Gates] discusses ways to tackle climate change in his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need,” which hit shelves on [February 16]. And among his calls to action: switching to synthetic beef to reduce methane emissions, aka the gases that cattle and sheep release when they belch or pass gas.
Many readers on Twitter aren’t ready to completely give up their burgers and steaks just yet. So this led to Gates’ trending on Twitter on [February 16] as critics chewed him out.
Even Gates recognized that this idea is hard to swallow. “Saying to people, ‘You can’t have cows anymore’ — talk about a politically unpopular approach to things,” he also told Technology Review.
Some other critics also questioned why Gates should dictate what countries should do to address climate change when a new report in the Nation named Gates as one of the world’s top carbon emitters...
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USA should be 100% synthetic meat says Bill Gates. Will we ever do that?
Simon Conway, WHO Radio Des Moines (IA)
Feb 22, 2021
The second wealthiest man in the world wants to destroy the cattle industry and have us all eating fake beef! Why? To save the planet from cow farts of course.
And of we won't do it voluntarily, Bill Gates wants to force us through Government regulation.
“I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef,” he said.
“You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they’re going to make it taste even better over time. 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.”
Gates was hawking his new book...