Bill Gates says it’s ‘too hard’ to keep people from eating meat


Bill Gates says it’s unrealistic to advocate reducing meat consumption to fight climate change.

Gates said, “Anyone who tells people to stop eating meat or stop wanting to have a nice house is basically just changing human desires, but it’s not. I think it’s too difficult. interview with Bloomberg. The billionaire went on to point out that such things do not necessarily have to play a significant role in the fight against climate change.

Rich countries account for only one-third of global emissions, with the remaining two-thirds coming from “fairly basic” things like shelter, calories, transport and commodity use. said Gates.

Even if the “excesses” of rich countries were eradicated, it would still not solve the climate change problem, he argued.

“I see what the world has to do to bring climate change to zero instead of using it as a moral crusade,” he said.

Gates took a stand against climate activists’ efforts to stop people from eating meat, but said he supports society’s switch to synthetic meat.

and interview In the MIT Technology Review last February, Gates said he believed all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. Real and synthetic meats may taste different, but Gates argued that companies will make them taste better over time.

“Ultimately, that green premium is modest enough that we can change it to some extent. [behavior of] We need to use people and regulations to completely shift demand,” he said.

But Gates added that the 80 poorest countries are likely not to eat synthetic meat. We expect that it will increase to

meat benefits

Eating meat is beneficial to the human body. A study conducted by researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) in Australia found that selenium, a mineral found in meat and other foods, could reverse the decline in brain function associated with old age and poor health. It turns out that there is

Another study, conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide, looked at the health effects of total meat consumption in more than 170 countries. They found that the consumption of energy from meat resulted in a longer life expectancy.

Some studies have linked a meat-free diet to improved health. increase. press release.

“Research examining the diets of wealthy and well-educated communities looks at people with the purchasing power and knowledge to choose a plant-based diet that can take advantage of all the nutrients normally found in meat.” said Ge. “Essentially, they replaced meat with the same nutrition that meat provides.”

Naveen Aslapury


Naveen Athrappully is a news reporter covering business and world events for The Epoch Times.