Cattle on a thousand hills

Eating meat is clearly “Western privilege”: Microsoft’s gajillionaire founder, Bill Gates, has said rich countries should be eating synthetic beef because: climate change. Meanwhile, a California start up hopes to make meat from thin air.”

According to many critics, Western billionaires do not make the best farmers.” While Bill and Melinda Gates have been in the spotlight recently for buying up swathes of American farmland, they have also been busy in Africa. However, a new report out of Germany slams the Gates’ efforts in enticing African farmers to “monocrop”, use synthetic fertilizers and depend on hybrid seeds. Hmm, some sort of agricultural colonisation going on there… 

Farmers are having a stand off with equipment manufacturer, John Deere. With more and more tech being part of agricultural machinery, farmers are fighting for right to repair their own tractors.