No-one on earth has been buying up prime farmland quicker than Bill Gates.
A South Dakota Congressman is demanding Bill Gates be brought before Congress to explain why he is purchasing enormous amounts of farmland in the United States, while telling Americans to stop eating meat because of climate change.
Gates has already acquired 270,000 acres and is still acquiring land at pace. He has just purchased another two thousand acres of farmland, this time in Dakota, despite local protests and a legal challenge. Gates is circumventing the 1932 anti-corporate farm ownership law by pledging to lease the land back to the farmers he's effectively put out of business. A modern day Feudal Lord.
Now South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson is demanding answers.
“It has become clear in recent reports that Mr. Gates is the largest private farmland owner in America – he now owns nearly 270,000 acres of farmland across 19 states. Comparatively, the average farm size in 2021 was 445 acres, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. I believe that Mr. Gates’ holdings across much of our nation is a significant portion that the Committee should not ignore,” Johnson wrote in a letter addressed to committee chairman David Scott.
The Congressman then took to Twitter to ask how Gates buying huge quantities of farmland was consistent with him telling Americans not to eat meat.
The Congressman also highlighted the meat issue in his letter.
“The Committee should be interested in Mr. Gates’ ownership and plans for his acreage, as he has been a leading voice in the push for ‘synthetic meat’. In 2021, Mr. Gates was quoted to say ‘all rich countries should move to 100 percent synthetic beef’ to combat climate change,” wrote Johnson.
In an interview with Fox News, Johnson also demanded to know what plans Gates had for the farmland. Asserting that “ownership of farmland matters, a lot,” Johnson noted how, “no one has been buying it up faster than Bill Gates.” Gates now owns 268,984 of multi-use land in 19 states.
The billionaire is buying vast amounts of farmland at the same time as his friends at Davos are telling Americans, “You’ll own nothing and be happy.”
The land purchases are also happening at a time when farmers across Europe are being paid not to farm and are being put out of business by onerous net zero emissions targets pushed by globalist technocrats and bedfellows of Gates.
This will not be the first time that Gates has been called in front of Congress. In the 1990s Gates was sued by the US Government under their Antitrust law, for Microsoft running a monopoly of the personal computer market. The company had used its huge size and wealth to crush competitors, fix prices and control the market which eventually they got caught doing.
Now all but forgotten, Gates could have found himself going to prison, so serious were his crimes. To distract the world from his dodgy dealings Gates reinvented himself as a philanthropist, creating the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation: 'I'm not a bad guy, look i'm saving little kids in africa'. The Foundation appears to be a charity and Gates makes a point of telling people about how he gives billions of dollars to 'needy' causes. However, the cash never goes outside of his empire, the foundation merely gives the money to other charitable organisations which also just happen to be owned by Gates.