AFRICANGLOBE – I love Billionaire Prima Donna, Bill Gates, as he urges the world’s poor to be chicken farmers — while funding silicon valley to make eggs obsolete.
I love Bill Gates. Instead of giving away the lands that his foundation and other western foundations are buying up in Africa to African families, he would rather give them vaccinated Chickens.
I love Bill Gates. Instead of preventing Monsanto from replacing natural reproducing seeds (can be re-grown ad infinitum) with Frankenstein Seeds (which can only be grown once), he would rather give African families vaccinated Chickens that cannot reproduce.
I love Bill Gates. Instead of using some of his money to write-off African debt, he would rather give vaccinated Chickens to African families because he loves African families very much more.
I love Bill Gates. Instead of feeding the 40 million children who go hungry each day in the USA with real food, not Frankenstein foods, he would rather give African families vaccinated Chickens because he loves Africa more.
I love Bill Gates. Instead of making sure that children in the US have better schools and proper education, he would rather give vaccinated Chickens to African families because he loves African families more than his own windows at home.
I just love Bill Gates. He is a righteous man.
Reuters reports that the Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist is set to donate 100,000 vaccinated birds to the continent, reasoning that the scheme would improve recipients’ livelihoods, provide a good investment, and boost children’s nutrition. “If I were living in extreme poverty, I’d want to raise chickens,” Gates tweeted on Thursday.
On his personal blog, Gates wrote that farmers starting with five hens could make up to $1,000 per year, compared to the extreme poverty line of about $700 per year. Linking to a post by his wife Melinda, the co-chair of the couple’s Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates added that chickens also empower women. “Because chickens are small and typically stay close to home, many cultures regard them as a woman’s animal, in contrast to larger livestock like goats or cows,” he wrote. “Women who sell chickens are likely to reinvest the profits in their families.”
The program’s goal is help 30 percent of rural families in Africa raise “improved breeds of vaccinated chickens,” compared to just 5 percent now.
But Gates argued on the same blog against raising meat — even though economies are growing and more people can afford it.
“Raising meat takes a great deal of land and water and has a substantial environmental impact. Put simply, there’s no way to produce enough meat for 9 billion people. That’s why we need more options for producing meat without depleting our resources,” Gates said in 2013.
He then went on to promote new start-ups creating plant-based alternatives to chicken, beef and even eggs. One of two companies featured in Gates’ ‘Future of Food’ series is Silicon Valley’s Hampton Creek, which aims to make the egg obsolete and is backed by at least a dozen billionaires, including Bill Gates and Hong Kong’s Li Ka-Shing.
By: Amenuti Narmer