Summary and Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola:
Bill Gates has been buying up farmland across the U.S. He currently owns 242,000 acres of farmland, plus another 27,000 acres of non-agricultural land.
His sizable land ownership further strengthens Gates’ already enormous influence over agriculture and food policy.
In 2006, Gates launched AGRA together with the Rockefeller Foundation. After 14 years, AGRA’s influence has significantly worsened the situation in the 18 African nations targeted by this “philanthropic” endeavor. Hunger under AGRA’s direction increased by30% and rural poverty rose dramatically.
Gates’ philanthropy creates several new problems for each one he promises to solve, and can best be described as “philanthrocapitalism.” Rarely do his initiatives actually help the local community. The only ones benefiting are his corporate allies and Gates himself.
Gates’ globalist approach to farming has had devastating consequences for food and environmental sustainability in general and local food security in particular. We must dismantle the globalist machine and transition into regenerative agricultural methods that have been proven successfully.