Bill Gates: rich countries should be eating 100% synthetic beef

Bill Gates: rich countries should be eating 100% synthetic beef

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is arguing that the world’s wealthiest countries should ditch beef for plant-based alternatives to fight global climate change.

While he explained the "80 poorest countries" still must rely on real meat consumption, the Microsoft co-founder says the future should be plant-based for developed countries.

"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. 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," the Microsoft co-founder told the MIT Tech Review.

Gates noted it would be almost impossible to eliminate emissions from cows and fertilizer to reduce methane emissions, saying that plant-based beef options are the only viable option.

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