The ex-CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates, is being called to task by a congressman, about why he is buying up farmland all over the United States, while telling Americans that they can no longer eat meat.
Gates owns close to 270,000 acres of land in the United States and has just been granted the legal authority to purchase another 2100 acres in North Dakota – a move that sparked protests from locals.
There is currently a law which was established in 1932, that prohibited corporations from owning farmland – Gates is circumventing this law by pledging to lease the land to farmers after he has finalized the purchase.
South Dakota congressman Dusty Johnson is now demanding answers out of Gates about why he would make such a move.
In a letter addressed to committee chairman David Scott, Johnson wrote:
“It has become clear in recent reports that Mr. Gates is the largest private farmland owner in America – he now owns nearly 270,000 acres of farmland across 19 states. Comparatively, the average farm size in 2021 was 445 acres, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. I believe that Mr. Gates’ holdings across much of our nation is a significant portion that the Committee should not ignore,”
Johnson also took to social media to ask why Gates would buy up vast swaths of farmland, while telling Americans that they should no longer be eating meat.
“Bill Gates is the largest owner of US farmland. I’m curious what’s planned for this incredibly productive ag land given that he believes developed countries like America “shouldn’t eat any red meat.” How are his land purchases related to those aspirations?” asked Johnson.
The Congressman also highlighted the meat issue in his letter.
“The Committee should be interested in Mr. Gates’ ownership and plans for his acreage, as he has been a leading voice in the push for ‘synthetic meat’. In 2021, Mr. Gates was quoted to say, ‘all rich countries should move to 100 percent synthetic beef’ to combat climate change,” wrote Johnson.
During an interview with Fox News, Johnson also demanded to know what plans Gates had for the farmland.
Asserting that “ownership of farmland matters a lot,” Johnson noted how, “no one has been buying it up faster than Bill Gates.”
Gates’ farm ownership sits at 268,984 acres of multi-use land, spread across 19 states in America.
Congress should be calling out the likes of Bill Gates, every single time he “warns” us that something is coming, it seems to happen like clockwork and always with him involved in the mix somewhere.
Bill Gates starts investing in vaccines – suddenly there is a pandemic. Bill Gates starts investing in lab-grown meat and insect farms – suddenly hundreds of food factories and warehouses across America go up in flames. Bill Gates owns all the farmland – suddenly we have a food shortage that is pushing us all towards the “environmentally friendly” fake food he wants us to eat.