Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) is demanding billionaire be ordered to testify before Congress as to why be is buying up large amounts of farmland while advocating for Americans to cease eating meat.
“It has become clear in recent reports that Mr. Gates is the largest private farmland owner in America – he now owns nearly 270,000 acres of farmland across 19 states,” Johnson wrote in a letter to the agriculture committee chair. “Comparatively, the average farm size in 2021 was 445 acres, according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. I believe that Mr. Gates’ holdings across much of our nation is a significant portion that the Committee should not ignore.”
“The Committee should be interested in Mr. Gates’ ownership and plans for his acreage, as he has been a leading voice in the push for ‘synthetic meat,'” Johnson added. “In 2021, Mr. Gates was quoted to say ‘all rich countries should move to 100 percent synthetic beef’ to combat climate change.”
On Twitter, Johnson stated, “Bill Gates is the largest owner of US farmland. I’m curious what’s planned for this incredibly productive ag land given that he believes developed countries like America “shouldn’t eat any red meat.” How are his land purchases related to those aspirations?”
Bill Gates is the largest owner of US farmland. I’m curious what’s planned for this incredibly productive ag land given that he believes developed countries like America “shouldn’t eat any red meat.” How are his land purchases related to those aspirations? https://t.co/16CxSZB6D4
— Rep. Dusty Johnson (@RepDustyJohnson) July 20, 2022
“Ownership of farmland matters, a lot. No one has been buying it up faster than Bill Gates,” Johnson said during an interview with Fox News Digital. “He now owns 270,000 acres, making him the largest owner of American farmland.”
“Mr. Gates has argued that developed countries like America ‘shouldn’t eat any red meat,’” Johnson added. “Given that, our country deserves to hear from him what he has planned for this incredibly productive agricultural land.”
In a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ post, Bill Gates was roasted by Redditors who questioned his meetings with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and his purchase of American farmland.