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.