From Silicon Valley to Farmland: Bill Gates’ Influence on American Agriculture

Bill Gates’ Agricultural Investments: A Closer Look

A recent book by journalist Seamus Bruner challenges Bill Gates’ claims of environmental stewardship through investments in fertilizers and plant-based meats.

According to Bruner, Gates’ actions may be driven more by financial interests than environmental concerns.

Gates’ Farmland Purchases: More Profit Than Planet:

The book asserts that Gates’ recent acquisition of American farmland is not primarily geared towards benefiting the planet, as he suggests.

Instead, Bruner contends that it serves Gates’ financial interests, contributing to what the book labels a ‘war on farmers.’

Monopolizing the Food Supply: Controligarchs and the Takeover:

A section of the book, titled Controligarchs, delves into the alleged ‘war on farmers.’

It claims that influential figures like Gates are monopolizing the nation’s food supply through extensive land purchases, potentially leading to a partial takeover of the country’s food system.

Historical Parallels: Gates and the Rockefellers:

Bruner draws parallels between Gates’ actions and historical events, specifically connecting him to the Rockefellers through ‘the Green Revolution.’

This period, characterized by increased food grain production, is presented as a blueprint for the current control schemes, with Gates following in the footsteps of the Rockefellers.

Intellectual Property and Food Production: A Familiar Pattern:

The book outlines a pattern where monopolies, from oil to software and now biotechnology, are about controlling intellectual property.

Bruner argues that Gates, akin to the Rockefellers in the past, aims to dominate food production through trademarks, copyrights, and patents.

Gates’ Investments in Alternative Foods: A Questionable Agenda:

Bruner questions Gates’ investments in companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods, suggesting that these choices could benefit him financially in the event of a food shortage.

The book insinuates that Gates, despite advocating for alternative foods, personally prefers traditional options.

Fertilizer Industry Investments and UN Initiatives: A Controversial Connection:

The book highlights Gates’ investments in the fertilizer industry, linking them to a United Nations initiative.

It claims that restrictions on traditional fertilizers, vehemently opposed by farmers, were implemented after Gates secured intellectual property rights for replacement fertilizers.

Gates’ Farmland Acquisitions and Agenda 2030: Control Beyond Land:

Bruner reveals that Gates’ farmland purchases extend beyond acquiring land, including water rights below ground.

This, according to the book, positions Gates to control not only farmland but also essential components like water and water treatment, crucial for dominating the agricultural industry.


Seamus Bruner’s book, Controligarchs, raises questions about Bill Gates’ agricultural investments, presenting a narrative that challenges Gates’ proclaimed environmental intentions and suggests a deeper financial agenda.

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