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Italy’s bill to reject synthetic food passes Senate

20 August 2023

3:07 AM

20 August 2023

3:07 AM

In early 2021, Microsoft’s Bill Gates engaged in various speaking events for his book How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. It explores what he calls the ‘hard to solve’ problems of carbon emissions, including agriculture.

MIT Technology Review interviewed Gates at the time, noting:

‘Gates is an investor either personally or through Breakthrough Energy Ventures in several of the companies he mentions below, including Beyond Meats, Carbon Engineering, Impossible Foods, Memphis Meats, and Pivot Bio.’

During the interview, Gates goes on to talk about the agricultural ‘technical advancements’ being performed by companies he has invested in, including bioengineering projects to manipulate seeds and fertiliser and...

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