New book accuses billionaire of trying to grab monopoly on 'vegan future'
Bill Gates is spending money on vast tracts of land, threatening farms and investing in fake meat under the guise of saving the planet while in fact inflating his net worth and trying to grab a monopoly on the vegan future, a new book claims. The paper, written by journalist Seamus Bruner, said Gates' investments in fertilizers and plant-based meats do little to reduce carbon emissions. The book also argues that the billionaire's recent purchase of American farmland is doing more good for his bank account than for the planet.
Bill Gates' recent purchase of vast American farmland is benefiting his bank account more than the planet, a new book claims.
The paper, written by best-selling journalist Seamus Bruner, also argues that the billionaire's investments in fertilizer and plant-based meats do little to reduce carbon emissions as he claims, and come at the expense of everyday Americans.
As the Daily writes. Mail, in the section of the just-released book entitled Controligarchs, dedicated to this so-called “war on farmers”, these allegations are detailed.
There, Bruner writes about how figures like Gates are monopolizing the food supply with their purchases, paving the way for at least a partial takeover of the US food system, as families like the Rockefellers did in the past.
Referring to The Microsoft founder's recent investments in patented fertilizers, fake meat and some 270,000 acres of American farmland, Bruner writes as Bill Gates – a strong advocate for climate action – benefits from his speculation.
"The takeover of the food system, like many of the other control schemes described in this book, began with the Rockefellers and was promoted by Bill Gates," writes Bruner in his study of the influence of billionaires on Americans.
"Like most of their monopolies – from oil to software and ultimately biotechnology, – food takeover aims to control intellectual property in food production through trademarks, copyrights and patents,” – he continues.
He goes on to write about Gates's alleged connection to the Rockefellers through the Green Revolution, a period of significant increases in U.S. food grain production in the first half of the 19th century.
These advances, Bruner says, were only possible because Millions of dollars worth of research funded by Rockefeller in the 1940s, which at the time was aimed at helping overcome the crises of poverty and hunger following the Great Depression.
While Bruner admits that this is partly true, the author goes on to write about how the Rockefellers, now worth an estimated $8.4 billion among 70 heirs, continued to take credit for the fruits of their efforts while deflecting blame for the negative consequences.< /p>
Negative factors, he noted, include environmental pollution with pesticides and the consolidation of small farms into growing enterprises – something that Gates' investment appears to support.
“The Green Revolution was both proof that problems like poverty and hunger could be solved through human innovation and that solutions like genetically engineered pesticide-resistant crops could create new problems,” " writes Bruner.
Citing “pollution, resource depletion, and the consolidation of small and family farms into corporate-controlled giant farms,” the author explains why he believes history is now repeating itself and how he, Gates, is seeking to gain intellectual property for food production through a number of trademarks and patents.
“Instead of taking responsibility for the new problems,” the book’s author argues, “the Rockefellers took all the credit for the bountiful harvest, blaming the new problems on a convenient scapegoat.” changing of the climate. Now the ruling oligarchs [Gates and other investors] claim they can solve the climate crisis with new patented miracle products that turn out to make them even richer, at the expense of small independent farmers. p>
Late last year, the Daily Mail recalls, Bill Gates defended his recent interest in agriculture after many accused him of buying “most” of it. American farmland as part of a plot to cause food shortages.
"I own less than 1/4000 of the farmland in the United States,", – wrote the billionaire after buying up several thousand acres in 18 states.
In his book, Bruner mentions how Gates invested millions of dollars in companies such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods – inventories that are likely to rise in the event of a shortage. He claimed that the businessman – The world's sixth-largest person with a net worth of $115.4 billion could benefit from his other food-related investments.
"It is not surprising that while peasants are expected to eat fermented mushrooms, lab-grown meat, and maggot milkshakes, the ruling oligarchs– with your personal chefs – “We don’t intend to do the same,” – writes Bruner.
"Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are known to enjoy eating beef burgers and steaks when Gates visits his mentor in Omaha,", – he then notes, mentioning Gate's 93-year-old friend and fellow billionaire.
The author of the book adds that Mark Zuckerberg – another investor in alternative protein companies “loves smoked beef brisket and barbecued pork ribs (from real cows and pigs) and says the meat is “twice as good when you hunt the animal yourself,” to illustrate his belief that billionaires, including Gates, have ulterior motives.
Elsewhere in the book, Bruner comments on Gates' recent investments in the fertilizer industry and how they compare with more than $1 billion spent on farms and the new technologies that run them.
These statements came months after the fact. How a United Nations initiative to “end extreme poverty, reduce inequality and protect the planet” has led to bans on more traditional and affordable crop nutrients, infuriating farmers.
Bruner notes that restrictions on traditional fertilizers, which farmers believed would ruin them, were put in place only “after Gates and his cronies obtained the intellectual property for replacement fertilizers.”
"On For more than a decade, as he targeted the fertilizer industry, Bill Gates also quietly bought up large tracts of American farmland.” states the author.
“In total, Gates has spent more than $1 billion acquiring the 2030 Agenda-compliant farms and technologies they now use.” The 2030 Agenda is the aforementioned initiative of the United Nations, notes the Daily Mail.
Bruner continues: “When Gates buys tens of thousands of acres, he's not just buying land: He's also buying groundwater rights. In addition to farms (and irrigation) and fertilizers, Gates has pursued significant interests in water supply and wastewater treatment – a critical component in the quest to control the agricultural industry.”
In a statement sent Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman for Gates criticized the claims, calling them outright “false.”
A spokesman for the billionaire told DailyMail. com: "Bill's farmland makes up less than 1/10 of a percent of the total area of the United States. For more than twenty years, his investment team has included American farmland in its diverse portfolio. It was a sound long-term investment with the added value to agriculture and the jobs it creates for families across the country. In terms of investment returns, Bill has promised to give away most of his wealth during his lifetime. Any money raised from farmland and agricultural investment will be returned to the community through its philanthropy and allocated to projects that have the greatest potential to improve and save lives around the world.