Bill Gates: All ‘Rich Countries’ Should Shift To Eating ‘100 Percent Synthetic Beef’

Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates believes that affluent countries should transition to “synthetic beef” to help fight climate change.

During an interview with MIT’s Technology Review, Gates addressed his new book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” and his belief that wealthy countries should switch to eating synthetic beef.

“I don’t think the poorest 80 countries will be eating synthetic meat,” he told the outlet. 

However, he said, “I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they’re going to make it taste even better over time.”

Gates pointed to Impossible and Beyond Meat as a “quality road map” for how countries could shift to eating plant-based beef.

Impossible describes itself as a company that makes “meat, dairy, and fish from plants.”

The company’s website explains, “Our mission is to make the global food system truly sustainable by eliminating the need to make food from animals. Why? Animal agriculture uses a tremendous amount of the world’s natural resources. In 2016, we launched our first product, the Impossible™ Burger. It’s delicious, nutritious, and made using but a small fraction of the land, water and energy required to make meat from a cow.”

Gates continued, “Eventually, that green premium is modest enough that you can sort of change the [behavior of] people or use regulation to totally shift the demand.”

“So for meat in the middle-income-and-above countries, I do think it’s possible. But it’s one of those ones where, wow, you have to track it every year and see, and the politics [are challenging],” he added.


  1. Some of the replica meats are pretty good. If you haven’t tried them yet, don’t be afraid. So long as they never try to replicate greasy breakfast sausages, I will be happy. Ugh!

  2. Speaking of the environment, IJR has had no articles about the deep freeze in the southern states. The problem is that a lot of news commentators of politicians, such as Rick Perry, are speading tons of lies. In Houston, the office buildings get power while citizens are freezing in their homes trying to figure out how to deal with burst water pipes. Deregulation has made the Texan power system unreliable and incompetent. For example, FOX is speading lies about alternative energy. If regulations allow windmill blades to not have deicing technology, THAT is a regulation problem NOT a technology issue.

    Don’t believe the lies put out by the oil and gas industry trying to get ahead of the news about how bad things are.

    1. General, you have been reading IJR readers’ posting for long enough to recognize that they do not turn to conservative media for facts–just talking points to convey their unfounded yet firmly held beliefs. My evidence: When FOX called AZ for Biden, they fled FOX. Did not want to even entertain the thought that the leader of the Cult might NOT win. Newsmax gave them what they wanted. FOX is in need of BS in their attempt to get them back. It is WHAT their viewers wish to hear.

  3. Bill Gates can eat my drawers. Why is the media treating him, and his ego, like he is some sort of expert on every subject under the sun? Never mind. They do it because he is rich and he gives some of his money away. Perhaps we can do away with universities too, since he is a college dropout but has become a world leading authority on everything.
    This company that makes fake beef, is he part owner? Why is he buying so much farmland all over the USA?

    1. Having a college degree isn’t an indication of intelligence. He was accepted to Harvard which isn’t easy.

    2. Gates’ spokesman, Michael Larson claims it is “help fulfill the mission of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fight disease, hunger and improve education in the developing world.” WHAT is it that you perceive they wish to do with the farmland, Glen?

  4. well after re-reading the subject title… All ‘Rich Countries’

    so that leaves out the USA, as we are so broke we can’t afford FAKE MEAT… and biden/dems are wasting more and more money every day so we will never ever be a rich country again…

  5. remind me the next time I’m over at the Gates house for supper to keep to the vegetables…

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