If there was ever an example of what happens to somebody when they’re filthy rich and bored, look no further than Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder of late has become an icon of the left and now echoes the call of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and says American’s need to stop eating beef because cows are killing the earth.
In a bizarre interview with the MIT Technology Review, Gates said all rich nations should switch to synthetic beef, entirely.
Gates says synthetic beef manufacturers currently make up less than 1% of the overall market.
“As for scale today, they don’t represent 1% of the meat in the world, but they’re on their way. And Breakthrough Energy has four different investments in this space for making the ingredients very efficiently. So yeah, this is the one area where my optimism five years ago would have made this, steel, and cement the three hardest,” he said.
“For Africa and other poor countries, we’ll have to use animal genetics to dramatically raise the amount of beef per emissions for them. Weirdly, the US livestock, because they’re so productive, the emissions per pound of beef are dramatically less than emissions per pound in Africa,” he added.