Billionaire buddies, Gates and Forrest, are determined to stop cow burps


Solving the problem of cow farts has become a multi-million dollar enterprise for billionaire do-gooders like Bill Gates and Andrew Forrest.

The two have poured $AUD17 million into little-known Australian-based climate-tech start-up, Rumin8, which has developed a new synthetic feed supplement to significantly reduce cows’ methane emissions.

According to Rumin8, early trials on cows fed with the new supplement resulted in a reduction in methane emissions of over 85 percent.

The $AUD17 million is being provided via Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) Fund and Forrest’s genetics technology company, Harvest Road Group.

Forrest also has a stake in the Gates-led BEV, after tipping $AUD66 million into the Capital Venture Fund in 2021.

(Other billionaire investors in BEV include Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Virgin’s Richard Branson, Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Michael Bloomberg).

Rumin8’s new feedstock supplement was created in a laboratory using “synthetically replicated bromoform”, an active ingredient found in red seaweed.

It works by releasing anti-methanogenic compounds into a cow’s gut which target and kill the ‘bacteria’ responsible for producing methane gas.

There is just one problem ….

The ‘bacteria’ Rumin8’s supplement will ‘target and eradicate’, is in fact a diverse microbial community made up of bacteria, protozoa and fungi.

Together these microbes play an essential role in enabling cows to break down grass, converting it into nutrients, protein and energy.

Unfortunately, these microorganisms also create the methane cows later expel into the atmosphere.

This complex relationship between microorganisms and cow is what’s known as ‘symbiotic’ – meaning beneficial to both.

Disrupting that relationship would destroy the most important chamber in a cow’s gut – its rumen.

There is no reference to this problem, let alone solution to it, in the company’s promotional material or website.

Cynics have suggested that a cow’s impaired ability to digest grass might be seen more as a ‘beneficial by-product’ than a problem, for those in the climate cult, like Gates and Forrest.

Let’s face it.  These people have made very clear that they don’t want cows meandering all over the countryside, grazing on whatever they want.

They want them genetically engineered and confined in high density, enclosed warehouses; completely dependent – like addicts – on lab-made feed and supplements.

All fully owned and patented by Big Pharma of course.

As the CEO of BEV said recently:

“Our team will support Rumin8 in working closely with farmers to expand the reach of this solution globally.”

A “global solution” for cows?

Yeah, that doesn’t sound creepy at all.

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