Bill Gates’ New Book: Wrong on Climate, Wrong on Farming

Stacy Malkan | childrenshealthdefense.org

In his new book on climate, Gates fails to acknowledge how the decades-long “green revolution” model pushed by his foundation has harmed farmers and the environment, while lining the wallets of multinational agribusiness corporations.

In his new book on how to avoid a climate disaster, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates discusses his plans to model African food systems upon India’s “green revolution,” in which a plant scientist increased crop yields and saved a billion lives, according to Gates. The obstacle to implementing a similar overhaul in Africa, he asserts, is that most farmers in poor countries don’t have the financial means to buy fertilizers.

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