National Security Issue: China and Bill Gates buying up Farm Land

China is buying billions in US farmland and lawmakers are scrambling to try to stop them

U.S. lawmakers are acting with increased concern as Chinese purchasers are buying tens of thousands of acres of U.S. farmland.

As of the start of 2020, Chinese investors owned about 192,000 acres of U.S. agricultural land valued at about $1.9 billion, according to Politico. While Chinese land ownership in the U.S. is less than that of other foreign nations, the growth in Chinese land ownership is part of an overall trend in China rapidly buying up other country’s farmland over more than a decade

The extensive Chinese land holdings in the U.S. have stirred calls to cut China off and stem the potential U.S. reliance on those Chinese landowners from both sides of the political aisle

“The current trend in the U.S. is leading us toward the creation of a Chinese-owned agricultural land monopoly,” Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) warned in a recent House Appropriations hearing.

Bill Gates has been silently purchasing farmland in the United States, and so has a number of Chinese companies… in fact, Gates and other leftist billionaires are snatching it up at an alarming rate.

Why? Oh yeah, and don’t forget he’s paying to literally block the sun…

Forbes reported:

Bill Gates, the fourth richest person in the world and a self-described nerd who is known for his early programming skills rather than his love of the outdoors, has been quietly snatching up 242,000 acres of farmland across the U.S. — enough to make him the top private farmland owner in America.

After years of reports that he was purchasing agricultural land in places like Florida and Washington, The Land Report revealed that Gates, who has a net worth of nearly $121 billion according to Forbes, has built up a massive farmland portfolio spanning 18 states. His largest holdings are in Louisiana (69,071 acres), Arkansas (47,927 acres) and Nebraska (20,588 acres). Additionally, he has a stake in 25,750 acres of transitional land on the west side of Phoenix, Arizona, which is being developed as a new suburb.

While Gates may be the country’s biggest farmland owner, he by no means is the largest individual landowner. In its list of 100 top American landowners, The Land Report gives the top spot to Liberty Media Chair John Malone, who owns 2.2 million acres of ranches and forests. CNN founder Ted Turner ranked number three with 2 million acres of ranch land across eight states. Even Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is investing in land on a large scale, landing the 25th spot with his ownership of 420,000 acres, mainly in west Texas.

And, check out these articles about China buying massive swaths of American land, especially farmland:

Chinese buy strategic land in Texas, U.S. intel may not be pleased—June 2020 (Lifezette)
Is This The Chilling Reason Why Bill Gates is Buying Up So Much US Farm Land?

Well in a recent interview Gates actually stated that he believes natural meat is causing too much pollution and that rich countries should be eating 100% synthetic beef.

From The Daily Wire
“So no, I don’t think the poorest 80 countries will be eating synthetic meat,” he added. “I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. 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. So for meat in the middle-income-and-above countries, I do think it’s possible. But it’s one of those ones where, wow, you have to track it every year and see, and the politics [are challenging]. There are all these billsthat say it’s got to be called, basically, lab garbage to be sold. They don’t want us to use the beef label.”
Earlier in the interview, Bill Gates said that synthetic proteins will be required for beef because cows produce methane, a greenhouse gas.

Not only is this idea disturbing, it’s also something that could crumble a huge part of our economy for middle-America.

But we all know that the left doesn’t give two toots about the common man.