Bill Gates and the Uncertain Future of Food Security, by Dustin Broadbery

Bill Gates has plenty of financial exposure to current food, and he also wants to nudge us towards the foods of the future. From Dustin Broadbery at off-guardian.org:

As we approach a winter of discontent and Global food systems go from bad to worse, there’s trouble in paradise.

At the root of these problems, Government responses to COVID-19 have contributed to a six-fold increase in famine-like conditions as global supply chains collapse, and field trials for gene-edited crops and farm animals begin in the UK.

Against this perfect storm, the UN’s World Food Systems Summit convened last month, with Member States joining the private sector, civil society groups and researchers, to bring about “tangible, positive changes” to the world’s food systems, and as the story goes, “drive recovery from COVID-19.”

But even if we could solve our problems using the same logic that created them, there are deeper, institutional problems undermining the integrity of the Summit.

Specifically, its corporate capture by one man, whose vision of the future of food security places the interests of civil society and farming communities in a different universe to the corporations he is beholden to.

A household name on the world stage of disaster-capitalism, there is more to Bill Gates than doomsayer-general terrorising the world’s population into a permanent state of suspended animation, and it typically involves the future of food security.

America’s Fast-Food Impresario

In less than a decade, Gates has become America’s largest private farmland owner, acquiring more than 269,000 acres of prime farmland in the US, including the 100 Circles Farm where fast food giant McDonald’s potatoes are grown. Gates effectively owns McDonald’s fries, his commitment to public health aside.

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One response to “Bill Gates and the Uncertain Future of Food Security, by Dustin Broadbery

  1. This is an excellent article, Robert. I linked it as well last Friday @https://nothingnewunderthesun2016.com/
    The author did a great job of showing how Gates has his tentacles in all aspects of the food chain and agri-business. One thing that can be added as well and I don’t believe the author mentioned it: is that Gates has a sizeable investment in John Deere which pretty much dominates farming with it’s tractors and combines. He has his bases covered in taking over the global food supply.

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