Skip to comments.Vegetarian Bill Gates: 'Livestock produces 51% of world's greenhouse gases'
Posted on 03/21/2013 4:03:31 PM PDT by AuntB
Billionaire Bill Gates is a vegetarian who has become a vocal advocate for a plant-based diet. Gates says a vegetarian diet is healthier and more environmentally friendly than a meat-based diet, and notes that the production of meat is responsible for over half the greenhouse gas emissions in the world.
"[Moving toward a vegetarian diet is] important too in light of the environmental impacts of large-scale meat and dairy production, with livestock estimated to produce nearly 51% of the worlds greenhouse gases," Gates blogged on Mashable March 21.
"The global population is on track to reach nine billion by 2050. What are all those people going to eat? With billions of people adding more animal protein to their diets meat consumption is expected to double by 2050 it seems clear that arable land for raising livestock wont be able to keep up."
Gates, the co-founder and chairman of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, regularly blogs about the future of food on his website, Gates Notes.
Bill says there are great innovations taking place in food production that can create delicious plant-based meat substitutes that mimic the taste and texture of meat.
Gates, 57, says the innovations can also help with hunger-relief efforts in poor countries. In 2012, the Gates Foundation announced plans to invest in genetically-modified agriculture to combat world hunger.
While the move has been criticized by some, Gates insists a plant-based diet is the cornerstone of superior health, hunger relief, and is better for the environment.
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Stick to crappy operating systems, Bill.
The other half bill gates
The other 49% comes out of his mouth.
Bill, about that System 8 that a bunch of business are abandoning .....
I suspect that 7 billion people also produce a fair amount.
Not to mention baby seals. And humpback whales. They are the worst.
Huh? I didn’t know fish farted...
This from a guy who suggests the cure all is to reboot.
Oh, great... Another rich dropout has a brain fart and the next thing you know he’s lobbying to get a law passed. Half our problems can be traced to dropouts having brain farts.
Bill Gates.....a typical pasty, weak-looking vegetarian. He needs some good healthy animal protein. Maybe then he’ll look like half a man.
Do fish fart? Could you give a scoure on that.
Shut up Bill!
You’re an idiot!
what about wild animals?
Hey Bill, what about BOB?
Yo, Bill, you stole a crappy OS, mutated it into an unreliable, bloated business standard, a half step in front of Boca and Armonk, and just the inefficiency of that burned how many megatons of extra coal to run? I call BS on your BS.
If vegetarian is so wonderful, why aren't there any meat products being turned into delicious meat-based vegetable substitutes that mimic the taste and texture of vegetables?
Just sayin' ...
As bad as VISTA is I’m sticking with it. Might go to System 7 but so far VISTA is okay ‘cept when it implodes when I power up my printer, then it goes all blue screen on me.
Lets all eat cabbage instead of beef - that will save the planet.
Don’t forget ME either.
Yeah ... I know what you're sayin' Bill ... I certainly expect to double my meat consumption by then. Hell .... I might even TRIPLE it !
If Gates ever attends dental school he’ll understand how silly vegetarianism is.
The “Millennium” edition of Windows, which was apparently found in Bill Gates’ toilet some unknown morning.
I had a vista laptop that literally took 30 minutes to boot. I upgraded with windows 8 from Staples for $69 and now that laptop will boot in a minute flat. I hate Microsoft, but that was truly the most amazing improvement that I have ever witnessed.
Well Gee Bill if animals that we eat are putting out that much gas , how about the wild ones.
Tell you what, Why don’t we just kill every living creature that is putting out gas, including rich know it alls and save the rest of us.
You should stick to computers Hoss, something you know about.
I've gone from 95 to 98SE to XP Professional to 7.I missed the disasters called ME and Vista.
I phart in his general direction.
Well, it appears Freepers aren’t fans of Bill Gates. He gives much more to democrats, supported Obama, is a fan of amnesty.
TOP ISSUES LOBBIED, 2012
4. Computers & Information Tech
5. Copyright, Patent & Trademark
Most of you likely know all the above. But do you know who some of his biggest lobbyists are? That might surprise you.
[SNIP]”Yesterday, Grover Norquists weekly Americans for Tax Reform conclave was the venue for an announcement by Suhail Khan that he was becoming director for external affairs for Microsoft. Khans transformation into a corporate lobbyist comes amidst rising concerns in conservative circles about his longstanding family and personal ties to the Muslim Brotherhood (MB or Ikhwan) in America and his positions in favor of such MB priorities as building the Ground Zero mosque, closing Guantanamo Bay.... dissembling about shariah, etc. “
THAT would be the same Muslim Brotherhood appologist Suhail Khan, CPAC organizer & board member
AND Grover Norquist, CPAC organizer , founder of the Islamic Institute & Microsoft lobbyist.
Yeah, well my dad’s tower is running Xp with no problems. I’m thinking of saving my stuff on my laptop and reloading Xp on it.
Fish farting may not just be hot air
00:01 05 November 2003 by Celeste Biever
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Biologists have linked a mysterious, underwater farting sound to bubbles coming out of a herring’s anus. No fish had been known to emit sound from its anus nor to be capable of producing such a high-pitched noise.
“It sounds just like a high-pitched raspberry,” says Ben Wilson of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Wilson and his colleagues cannot be sure why herring make this sound, but initial research suggests that it might explain the puzzle of how shoals keep together after dark.
“Surprising and interesting” is how aquatic acoustic specialist Dennis Higgs, of the University of Windsor in Ontario, describes the discovery. It is the first case of a fish potentially using high frequency for communication, he believes.
Arthur Popper, an aquatic bio-acoustic specialist at the University of Maryland, US, is also intrigued. “I’d not have thought of it, but fish do very strange and diverse things,” he says
Yes he and Ballmer were big donors to the Wash St. gay marriage initiative.
The only acceptable computer to access FR is Linux based.
I thought it was Bill Gates and those like him that emitted 100% of these gases If he is a veg; you bet he does.
I’m not a fan of MS, but didn’t Clinton’s DOJ go after MS for not using lobbyists, AKA, donating to dems, one way or the other? (wink wink, nudge nudge).
Decaying plant material creates methane. Plant eaters give it to us sooner, but it all goes into the air one way of the other.
Thank God for cows! (Otherwise we'd all freeze to death)
And the other 49% is produced in Bill Gates’ head, exiting via his mouth.
Oh my stars and garters!!! Phhhhhht!!!
His software is as good as his science.
God gave me a set of canine teeth, I assume for eating meat.
The difference is the fish doesn't need a teleprompter.
Vegetables are what food eats.
Gates has lost it. That is if he ever had it!
See post 31
I remember a story told to me when I was a child. Some relative who was real nasty during his life was dying in a hospital with some relatives around him. He suddenly said “Do you smell fire? What’s that burning smell?” His eyes got big and he just said “Oh” and died. Something to think about.
Wow - Gates is a moron?
Water is by far the most abundant “greenhouse” gas. Livestock has little to do with atmospheric concentrations of H2O.
Overall - *The Sun* is by far the largest contributing factor to earths temperature. (Not humans, cars, factories, or livestock.)