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Vegetarian Bill Gates: 'Livestock produces 51% of world's greenhouse gases'
The Examiner ^ | Mar. 21, 2013 | Samantha Chang

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 world’s 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 won’t 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: 3rdgenerationeugenic; billgates; depopilation; dishonest; elitist; eugenic; gmo; meat; microsoft; monsanto; populationcontrol; vegan
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1 posted on 03/21/2013 4:03:31 PM PDT by AuntB
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To: AuntB

Stick to crappy operating systems, Bill.


2 posted on 03/21/2013 4:04:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AuntB

The other half bill gates


3 posted on 03/21/2013 4:04:17 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: AuntB

The other 49% comes out of his mouth.


4 posted on 03/21/2013 4:05:03 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Marchione.)
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To: AuntB

Bill, about that System 8 that a bunch of business are abandoning .....


5 posted on 03/21/2013 4:05:55 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: AuntB

I suspect that 7 billion people also produce a fair amount.


6 posted on 03/21/2013 4:06:02 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: AuntB
'Livestock produces 51% of world's greenhouse gases'

Not to mention baby seals. And humpback whales. They are the worst.

7 posted on 03/21/2013 4:06:03 PM PDT by marron
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To: AuntB
Only because of Chicken, Fish, Cow, and Pig Farts.
8 posted on 03/21/2013 4:06:28 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Huh? I didn’t know fish farted...


9 posted on 03/21/2013 4:07:40 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: AuntB

This from a guy who suggests the cure all is to reboot.

Right Bill.


10 posted on 03/21/2013 4:07:55 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: AuntB

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.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 4:09:03 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: AuntB

Bill Gates.....a typical pasty, weak-looking vegetarian. He needs some good healthy animal protein. Maybe then he’ll look like half a man.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 4:09:50 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: SandRat

Do fish fart? Could you give a scoure on that.


13 posted on 03/21/2013 4:12:47 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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To: AuntB

Shut up Bill!

You’re an idiot!


14 posted on 03/21/2013 4:12:49 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: AuntB

what about wild animals?


15 posted on 03/21/2013 4:13:21 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: AuntB
Steve Ballmer must account for at least 20% of the methane produced...


16 posted on 03/21/2013 4:13:29 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SkyDancer

Hey Bill, what about BOB?


17 posted on 03/21/2013 4:13:37 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: AuntB

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.


18 posted on 03/21/2013 4:14:31 PM PDT by glock rocks (No, the game never ends, when your whole world depends, on the turn of a friendy card.)
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To: AuntB
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.

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' ...

19 posted on 03/21/2013 4:14:34 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

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.


20 posted on 03/21/2013 4:15:24 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: AuntB

Lets all eat cabbage instead of beef - that will save the planet.


21 posted on 03/21/2013 4:16:44 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: SkyDancer

Don’t forget ME either.


22 posted on 03/21/2013 4:17:17 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: AuntB
meat consumption is expected to double by 2050

Yeah ... I know what you're sayin' Bill ... I certainly expect to double my meat consumption by then. Hell .... I might even TRIPLE it !

23 posted on 03/21/2013 4:17:20 PM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: ThomasThomas; SandRat

24 posted on 03/21/2013 4:18:26 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: AuntB

If Gates ever attends dental school he’ll understand how silly vegetarianism is.


25 posted on 03/21/2013 4:19:05 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

The “Millennium” edition of Windows, which was apparently found in Bill Gates’ toilet some unknown morning.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 4:19:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer
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.

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.

27 posted on 03/21/2013 4:20:42 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: AuntB

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.


28 posted on 03/21/2013 4:21:20 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: SkyDancer
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.

I've gone from 95 to 98SE to XP Professional to 7.I missed the disasters called ME and Vista.

29 posted on 03/21/2013 4:21:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: AuntB

I phart in his general direction.


30 posted on 03/21/2013 4:22:52 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: dfwgator; SandRat; All

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

1. Taxes
2. Immigration
3. Telecommunications
4. Computers & Information Tech
5. Copyright, Patent & Trademark

http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=d000000115


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 Norquist’s 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. Khan’s 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. “

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2011/04/07/Microsoft-Reaches-Out-to-the-Muslim-Brotherhood

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.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/171600/norquists-says-he-fights-taxpayers-goes-bat-donors#


31 posted on 03/21/2013 4:23:03 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


32 posted on 03/21/2013 4:24:10 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ThomasThomas

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn4343-fish-farting-may-not-just-be-hot-air.html

New Scientist

Fish farting may not just be hot air
00:01 05 November 2003 by Celeste Biever

For similar stories, visit the Mysteries of the Deep Sea Topic Guide

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


33 posted on 03/21/2013 4:26:04 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AuntB

Yes he and Ballmer were big donors to the Wash St. gay marriage initiative.

The only acceptable computer to access FR is Linux based.


34 posted on 03/21/2013 4:27:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: AuntB

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.


35 posted on 03/21/2013 4:27:37 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AuntB

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).


36 posted on 03/21/2013 4:27:46 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: AuntB

Decaying plant material creates methane. Plant eaters give it to us sooner, but it all goes into the air one way of the other.


37 posted on 03/21/2013 4:28:22 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: AuntB
Livestock produces 51% of world's greenhouse gases

Thank God for cows! (Otherwise we'd all freeze to death)

38 posted on 03/21/2013 4:29:42 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: AuntB

And the other 49% is produced in Bill Gates’ head, exiting via his mouth.


39 posted on 03/21/2013 4:30:26 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: AuntB; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh my stars and garters!!! Phhhhhht!!!


40 posted on 03/21/2013 4:31:07 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Mark Twain said: "It's easier to fool someone than to convince them they've been fooled!!!)
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To: AuntB

His software is as good as his science.


41 posted on 03/21/2013 4:33:21 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: AuntB
Must be really boring knowing you can buy anything you want, accept a God.
This nut job has an empty soul and will die with death swirling around his bed.
42 posted on 03/21/2013 4:34:24 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: AuntB

God gave me a set of canine teeth, I assume for eating meat.


43 posted on 03/21/2013 4:35:47 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: SandRat
Biologists have linked a mysterious, underwater farting sound to bubbles coming out of a herring’s anus.

The difference is the fish doesn't need a teleprompter.

44 posted on 03/21/2013 4:35:51 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: JamesA

Vegetables are what food eats.


45 posted on 03/21/2013 4:36:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AuntB

Gates has lost it. That is if he ever had it!


46 posted on 03/21/2013 4:43:08 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: SierraWasp; Calvin Locke; freekitty; SkyDancer; All

See post 31


47 posted on 03/21/2013 4:46:06 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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Well said.


48 posted on 03/21/2013 4:47:32 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: MaxMax

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.


49 posted on 03/21/2013 4:49:54 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: AuntB

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.)


50 posted on 03/21/2013 4:54:38 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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