At the launch of his new book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates calls for America to move to 100% synthetic beef.
“I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef,” Gates said when asked how to cut back on methane emissions.
“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.”
Gates noted the popularity of “Beyond Meat.”
“There are all the things where they feed them different food, like there’s this one compound that gives you a 20% reduction [in methane emissions],” Gates said.
Gates also said synthetic beef for “the poorest 80 countries” would not be viable, suggesting instead “we’ll have to use animal genetics to dramatically raise the amount of meat per emissions for them.”