I am really starting to despise Bill Gates.
The code writer turned virus expert turned climate expert turned China ally is buying up farmland at an alarming rate.
They own the soil where the potatoes in McDonald’s french fries grow, the carrots from the world’s largest producer and the onions that Americans sauté every night for dinner. But they’re far better known for their work in tech and in trying to save the climate.
Bill and Melinda Gates, who recently announced they’re getting divorced and are dividing their assets, are deeply invested in American agriculture. The billionaire couple, in less than a decade, have accumulated more than 269,000 acres of farmland across 18 states, more than the entire acreage of New York City. The farmland was purchased through a constellation of companies that all link back to the couple’s investment group, Cascade Investments, based in Kirkland, Washington.
Nick Estes puts a point on it
The principal danger of private farmland owners like Bill Gates is not their professed support of sustainable agriculture often found in philanthropic work – it’s the monopolistic role they play in determining our food systems and land use patterns.
Indeed. Gates has his foot on the synthetic beef gas pedal, and some think he plans to destroy our way of life. You can catch the Gates’ candy-coated version of it here.
He’s not alone in the pursuit of farmland monopoly. China is also in the hunt.
In less than a decade, China’s stake in American farmland has grown exponentially. Records from the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act show that Chinese acquisitions “rose from less than 10 annually” before 2008 to “12 to 25 each year during 2008-13.” In 2007, China bought six farms, all in California. The next year, they had bought 30 outside California, in Arizona, Texas and Missouri.
This strategy, outlined in an official Chinese Communist Party (CCP) 2013 food security initiative, encourages Chinese companies to gain greater control over agricultural supply chain imports. Moreover, Beijing has backed up this priority financially, utilizing its assorted state-connected financial institutions. The Agricultural Bank of China has stressed that it has “fully met the financial needs of the ‘Going Global’ of enterprises in agricultural cooperation.”
It’s getting scary.
The biggest Chinese agricultural investment in the U.S. came in 2013, when the Bank facilitated the largest acquisition of an American company to date: the $4.7 billion purchase of Smithfield Foods, the world’s biggest pork producer, by the Shuanghui Group. The 146,000 acres of land that Shuanghui thereby gained made it one of the largest foreign owners of U.S. property.
Higgins says that this kind of consumption of farmland by foreign entities is starting to cause concern. “One of the main reasons that we’re watching this … is because once a foreign entity buys up however many acres they want, Americans might never be able to secure that land again. So, once we lose it, we may lose it for good.”
His other concern is that every acre of productive farmland that is converted over to something other than agriculture is an acre of land that no longer produces food. That loss is felt from the state level all the way down to rural communities, where one in six Ohioans has ties to agriculture.
It’s said that China wants to solidify a food supply chain. Supply chain- that might sound familiar to you.
These two stories alone are bad enough but there is a glue that binds them.
Money. Bill Gates is no longer pro-America. Gates no longer considers himself an American but rather a transcendent world citizen. He, though, is an overt ally of China.
Less than two decades ago, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates explicitly promised to begin outsourcing the tech conglomerate’s workforce from the United States to China, Peter Schweizer’s new book Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win details.
While Gates, then-chairman of Microsoft’s board of directors, appeased the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) censorship of the internet, he went a step further — promising the regime that Microsoft would outsource American jobs to China, Schweizer writes.
From Schweizer’s book:
Beyond the issue of apologizing for Beijing’s censorship, Gates continued to appease the Chinese government. Microsoft promised Beijing that it would begin outsourcing jobs from the United States to China — it was an explicit promise. By the early 2000s, Microsoft was on track to have outsourced a thousand jobs. When the Chinese government criticized the company for not keeping pace, Microsoft said they would work harder to ship more jobs more quickly to the Chinese mainland.
The relationship between Microsoft and Beijing improved. By 2010, Microsoft had taken another step in its tightening association with the Chinese government. The company set up a research laboratory in China to work on artificial intelligence (AI) with a Chinese military university, an essential area of research that would have huge implications for the economy and on the battlefield. Microsoft even started taking in interns from the People’s Liberation Army at its Asian research facility.
Microsoft is sending thousands of American jobs to China
Microsoft’s outsourcing American jobs to China has only increased in recent years.
In 2017, Microsoft laid off its nearly 130 employees at its Wilsonville, Oregon, factory to send the jobs to China. In 2020, Microsoft executives said they hope to directly employ about 10,000 workers in China by June 2022.
Gates was working with China to improve nuclear reactors to help China overtake the US military. It is a partnership born in hell.
The oligarchs of the US do not have the best interests of the country at heart. Mark Zuckerberg spent hundreds of millions of dollars tipping the scales of the 2020 elections.
Elections today, food supply tomorrow. It’s just the beginning.
The above photo tells you everything you need to know.
I didn’t vote for either of those men, and neither did you.
They have no right to American farmland and that land should be seized by state and federal authorities.
since seizing assets has become in vogue, I will be looking at candidates campaigning for elective office who oppose the extremism in acquiring agricultural land that will pose a national security interest for America.
Once elected they will seize the agricultural assets of the CCP and Gates who as an extremist poses an existential threat to the well being of all Americans.
I second that. It’s time.
And sell it back to actual American farmers, and/or people who’d like to learn to farm.
Its time to subsidize farm equipment not electric lawn ornaments, Make the subsidies harder for mega farms owned by some asshole in a Manhattan high rise to suck up for not planting.
Encourage those to reject Monsanto/Bayer and its low nutrition franken food.
Food is a strategic asset treat it like one.
Remove the death tax on father to son on farms and small businesses.
Time for Bill Gates to lose his American citizenship and move him and Microsoft out of America to China
You do know that M$ and Bill parted company sometime ago. For the record, I’ve detest that worm from the very second I saw him decades ago and his garbage OS.
Here comes the New World Order with Socialists like Gates in control
Gates is worse than a socialist. He’s into eugenics….depopulate the world by vaxes and poisoning food supply.
That’s certainly what it looks like, is congruent with what he says.
Hope the Covid vaccine isn’t just a genetic “kill-switch” to help with depopulation.
Treason to ones own country is punishable by death!
China is busy elsewhere as well. Don’t tell John Kerry.
China’s assets should be seized until they are held accountable for releasing COVID on the world.
Would our country be disappointed if Russia actually solves the problem of Ukraine? You have every reason to think so.
Would Ukraine sate Putin’s appetite?
Hopefully we will never lower our standards for food to the Chinese level.
Fish that die off from pollution are gathered by hungry Chinese people so they can eat.
Almost all their arable land is also polluted with who-knows-what.
If Bill Gates wants to buy US farmland that is his decision but I am completely against China buying farmland and other properties in the USA. We need to get China’s tentacles out of the US economy and stop them from buying up our country.
The problem is that he is doing it to stop food and cattle livestock production. With food shortages, there will be elite induced famine.
Soylent Green will be fact.
BILL GATES SHOULD GO LIVE IN CHINA IF HE WANTS TO KISS THEIR A**!
Bill gates is a snake in the grass as he has more money than brains ! Soros andvthe gates foundation is the one spreding false propaganda between Russia and Ukraine to fight so what are they up to? China owns enough of america from fools who sell to them ! Businesses who only care about money! Do you see us owning china land? Do ya? Demorats think everything is for sale and America is a free money pit! These brainless billionaires need to be on a leash! Gates always seems to know a year in advance a pandemic is coming along with other events! Last guy we need to sell to! He will probably turn them into wasted space for solar farms we dont need! They need to learn to build up not across! Theres enough food farms unless they plan on millions of imigrates staying here! We cant take them all! What are these sneaky greedy little men up too?
Together, Gates and China own 461,000 acres of farmland. There are 915,000,000 acres of farmland in the US. Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Japan each own more US farmland than Gates and China. 35 million acres are owned by foreigners, 2.7% of total US farmland. This article is just a scare piece.
Are you a farmer or rancher Chris? Do you know any farmers or ranchers? Gates wants to grow plants with built in vaccines, how do you keep that pollen off the other food crops? There are chemical dependent crops that also has pollen. Our food supply is a strategic asset. Gates is an evil bastard that spread polio to innocent children at gunpoint. All of Chinas farmland and most of their water is super polluted poisoned the people gather dead fish to eat cause some are starving. Get a clue Chris.
I have farmed and I know farmers. Gates has less than half a percent of US farmland under his control. China has even less. There are plenty of other things to worry about but Gates and China owning 461,000 acres out of 915 million is pretty low on the list. Do you even realize how much land 915 million acres is? China has not added any farmland since 2013. You are the one who needs a clue. But hey, live your life in fear at the mercy of scare tactics like these.
You’re not wrong, but as we’ve seen, Democrats and the Left can publish scare piece, full of outright lies, and promise that Trump will destroy the country unless they elected Biden.
Then Biden actually wrecks everything Trump was supposed to wreck.
China is a REAL problem. A Communist dictatorship who has PUBLICALLY stated they will be the new world superpower by 2049 is something to be concerned about, and even the small amount of farmland they have should be seized on human rights violations alone.
And Gates? He got into vaccines…when a virus suddenly breaks out just in time to obscure and corrupt an election against a man holding China accountable.
Gates and China are American enemies.
OLD NUMBER, Chris.
In 2014, farms in the United States occupied a total area of approximately 913 million acres. By 2021, this amount decreased to about 895 million acres.
How far China has come since Nixon opened diplomatic channels and Clintons trade deals, but this is all alarmism and nothing to see here. Our meat processing is a fine example. Chris needs to buy an American made TV.
He “has” farmed…must have failed, maybe a debt farmer, my uncle avoided that cycle, 5 of his children are successful non debt farmers.
Indeed, I’m not sure what credibility saying “I have farmed” gives you in regard to a foreign dictator and an unelected tycoon with the BILLIONS to buy up parts of nation’s infrastructure.
Smithfield any more questions?
He who controls the food, controls the world…
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This is the WEF attempting to gain the worldwide control they desire. The war in Ukraine is a side show to a sideshow. Yes, it has global implications re: energy and food, but the real story here is the ability to gain control of the population through basic necessities in order to dictate compliance.
It is happening here in America; most do not realize it because the effects are just in the beginning stages. We are in serious danger unless sharp course directions are not put in place. Ask yourself a very simple question, things in general are bad and getting worse by the day, week, and month. Do we see any effort to reverse any of what we are seeing at the moment?