What Are Bill Gates’s Plans With All That Farmland?
Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so. — Bertrand Russell, Scientific Technique in an Oligarchy
When he’s not busy cheering on lockdowns or funding experimental geoengineering projects, Bill Gates is apparently buying up huge tracts of farmland across America. The Land Report has revealed that Gates and his wife are now the largest private farmland owners in the country. The couple has clandestinely acquired 242,000 thousand acres across 18 states, largely through third-party entities which helped obscure their purchases and keep their names out of the headlines until now.
There is much speculation as to what the Gates are planning to do with all of this land. Their bought-and-paid-for acolytes in the mainstream press are celebrating this news, believing that all this land will be used for sustainable agricultural practices to help small farmers and low-income countries. A statement from the The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s (BMGF) uses buzzwords like “inclusive” and “equitable” to describe their agricultural ambitions but offers nothing in the way of concrete information. By looking at some of Gates’s other ventures in agriculture, through the BMGF and otherwise, we can venture a guess that whatever Gates is planning on doing with all that farmland, it isn’t with humanity’s best interests in mind.
The foundation ostensibly aims to improve global health through a number of different avenues. To realize their goals the BMGF has partnered with the some of the most loathed petrochemical companies in the world including Cargill, Monsanto, Bayer, DuPont, and Syngenta. What results from these partnerships, broadly speaking, is the entrenchment of the corporate model of industrial agriculture around the world. The ramifications of which are immensely destructive to ancient agricultural practices practices as well as to biodiversity as the corporate model rejects recycling and exchanging heirloom seeds in favor of commercial (chemical-dependent), often genetically modified seed systems which require the use of toxic pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides to grow. The work of Dr. Vandana Shiva and William F. Engdahl is required reading on this topic.
Gates is also big on funding agrifoodtech startups which further help to replace traditional farming techniques with costly technologies. Companies in which Gates has invested such as AgBiome and Stellapps Technologies essentially data mine raw materials such as plant microbiomes and dairy. What data and information is collected and analyzed through these companies can then be patented and privatized. Whether these companies simply turn a profit for Gates while centralizing the world’s food supply through patents or actually help smallholder farmers remains to be seen.
Gates has long been a backer of GMOs so it seems highly unlikely that organic farming or permaculture will be practiced on his vast swathes of farmland. He has called the practice of genetically-modifying the world’s food supply as “perfectly healthy” despite the ample evidence on the contrary and has distributed hundreds of millions of dollars around the world to bring this belief to fruition.
One of his more recent and headline-grabbing investments in GMOs was in Impossible Foods, who are helping to lead the charge in bringing plant-based “meat” to market. The goal of Impossible Foods CEO, Patrick Brown is to “put the animal agriculture industry out of business. It’s that simple.” This mindset reveals how callous men like Brown and Gates are. This unsympathetic push to end animal agriculture will spell disaster for the of millions of people in the industry which is clearly of no concern to these men. When we look at what they’re planning on replacing real meat with we also see how little they care about the health and diet of their fellow man.
The company’s products began with using GMO, glyphosate-laden soy beans, one of the most ecologically destructive crops around. Then, in order to mimic the “bleeding” of real meat, the company decided to add GMO “heme” which has never before been consumed by humans. Rats fed “heme” in a study were shown to have developed unexplained changes in weight gain and signs of toxicity. Comically, these soy-based, genetically-engineered products are on the menus of fast food chains like Burger King, Cheesecake Factory, and White Castle which isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement of a healthy product.
It’s not just food that has been genetically modified with Gates’s money. In recent years has put money behind genetically modified cows and, with additional funds from the Department of Defense, mosquitos.
Some of Gates’s investments go beyond genetically-modified right into the realm of artificial. Gates, along with fellow billionaires Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Richard Branson, George Soros, and Mark Zuckerberg, invested millions into a North Carolina-based company called Biomilq which artificial, lab-cultured “breast milk.” So far the company’s artificial creation contains only two of the thousands of molecules found in breastmilk which have nourished humanity for millions of years. Another recent addition to Gates’s portfolio is Memphis Meats which creates lab-grown “meat” from calf blood. Investments like these offer a curious insight into the mentality of Gates and his wealthy cohorts who all seemingly possess, “a near-evangelical belief in the power of science and technology to do Mother Nature one better.”
At the end of it all, perhaps the farmland will remain unused, keeping a quarter of a million acres of desired farmland out of production. This would be in keeping with United Nations’ push for a the return of more land to nature as part of their 2030 Agenda. Like all bureaucratic instruments the ways in which this will happen are vague on paper but we can see nations like the UK have committed 30% of their land to be largely off limits to human use. A recent study from England concluded that sheep farmers could give up farming by allowing forests to reclaim the farmland in exchange for carbon credits from the government which would help this agenda along nicely. A similar program is being developed in the United States in which farmers would be given carbon credits to to “put their land in conservation.” All of this would go a long way in helping Patrick Brown’s achieve his wish to see the animal agriculture industry die.
On the other hand, Gates’s farmland might just go to feed the people living in his track-and-trace smart cities of the future. In 2017, Gates bought nearly 25,000 acres outside of Phoenix for $80 million on which the so-called “smart city” of Belmont is to be build. Belmont Partners, the real estate company involved in making the deal, says the city will be, “a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs.”
While this may sound like a wonderful opportunity to build a city of the future right on American soil one doesn’t have to look far to see what life in these surveillance cities will really look like. In 2017, Sidewalk Labs, a subsidiary of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), announced ambitious plans to build Quayside, a “smart city” on the waterfront in Toronto. They made a dazzling and incredibly detailed pitch to woo lawmakers and the public with visions of a city that would solve everything from traffic to pollution but then quietly announced that these were all just guidelines and made sure that virtually nobody, even city council members, had access to the real plans agreed upon with the City of Toronto. Unsurprisingly, public criticism against the project quickly mounted.
To address these concerns Sidewalk Labs assembled a independent advisory board to keep them honest. It didn’t take long before several members of the board would resign, citing the project’s lack of transparency and the entrenchment of surveillance technologies in the infrastructure of the city itself. In Quayside, total surveillance and nonstop, centralized data collection would be the norm. Leaked documents would go on to show that residents would be assigned a social credit score and those trying to opt out of any of this would be punished by having their access to city services revoked. In May 2020, Sidewalk Labs announced that it was abandoning the Quayside project due to the difficult economic situation resulting from the government’s response to the coronavirus. At the very same time the Quayside project was folding, Andrew Cuomo was asking Bill Gates and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt to “reimagine” New York City in the wake of the social and economic destruction brought upon the city by the policies enacted to ostensibly curtail the spread of the coronavirus. It’s possible that one day soon the Quayside project will get a reboot in America.
This week Bill Gates is scheduled to participate in a talk at the World Economic Forum’s Davos 2021 meeting to discuss carbon markets. In other words, one of the world’s richest men, the largest owner of farmland in America, is participating in a forum sponsored by the same people who happily tell the public that in ten years time they will own nothing, have no privacy, and be happy about it, while also being told that his purchasing of huge tracts of farmland are meant to save the planet.
While it’s easy to shrug this off as another misfortunate situation in which the parasitic elite continue to amass resources there is, fortunately, a very simple solution: decentralize the food supply. People must return to growing their own food and raising their own animals, or at least supporting local farmers who do. If we do this, all the money that Gates and his billionaire buddies are throwing at controlling the food supply down to the genetic level becomes useless.
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