The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation this month awarded a $4.8 million grant to a company that sells “smart” face masks for cows.
ZELP, which stands for Zero Emissions Livestock Project, claims its artificial intelligence (AI) mask technology for livestock will reduce methane emissions — considered to be a main greenhouse gas — and curb climate change.
Cows and other ruminant animals emit methane in the process of digesting their food.
The mask goes around the cow’s head and captures the methane gas exhaled by the animal, oxidizing it and then releasing it into the air as carbon dioxide and water vapor, according to ZELP.
It also has sensors that continuously collect millions of data points on the animals that are processed by machine learning algorithms.
“Our AI is trained to detect heat, flag welfare conditions, and identify the most efficient animals with a high-level of accuracy,” ZELP said.
But critics, including third-generation farmer Howard Vlieger, said the Gates-funded venture is illogical and driven by greed.
Vlieger, who advises crop and livestock farmers across the U.S., said, “This is what you would get when you combine greed and stupidity.”
Commenting on the news, Will Harris — a fourth-generation regenerative farmer who runs his family’s farm White Oak Pastures, told The Defender all he could say was, “Surely this is a hoax.”
Critical Sway, a researcher and investigator, tweeted, “You couldn’t make this stuff up. … We’re living in ridiculous times my friends.”
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation just announced a $4.7 million grant for a company that sells face masks for cows.
You couldn't make this stuff up. pic.twitter.com/U8vkorBKwr
— Critical Sway (@CriticalSway) March 11, 2023
ZELP — which collaborates with the agricultural giant Cargill — makes its money by leasing the smart masks out to farmers and by selling carbon offset credits, Critical Sway said.
“History will show that the vast majority of so-called environmentally beneficial projects like this are going to make Bernie Madoff look like an altar boy,” Vlieger said.
Madoff, whose name became synonymous with financial fraud, was behind the $20 billion Ponzi scheme that CNN called the largest financial fraud in history.
Gates’ love affair with techno-fixes
Smart masks for cows aren’t the first money-making tech fix Gates has attempted to apply to a natural problem.
Last year, the billionaire partnered with Samsung in an attempt to make a toilet that would turn human feces into ash.
And Gates recently claimed his genetically altered seeds were necessary for solving world hunger because climate change alters growing conditions.
He also promotes AI-driven digital agriculture that relies on large-scale monocultures and is “basically a surveillance agriculture,” according to environmental activist Vandana Shiva, Ph.D.
The technology forces farmers “to get addicted to chemicals and chemical fertilizers” that harm the planet and people while reducing natural biodiversity, Shiva said.
Shiva said Gates’ solutions ignore obvious natural remedies for environmental problems, such as the regenerative agriculture practices of managed grazing and natural soil enrichment.
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“For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.
But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
Thats why the majority cant find it, because they have face masks on. Fixed it!
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Uhhhh, I hate to say it every day. Unfortunately, Gates is an idiot every day. Cows breathing? WTF? That is not the business end that releases masses of methane gas. And there is SO much to own, huh Gates-of-Hell? So much you can’t even keep up with it all. You’re out there putting masks on cows. Wow!
I’d like to see Gates alpha test his new Samsung toilet. Turn it to high, sit down and it fries his butt to ash. (I can dream.)
Bill Gates, the grifter of all grifts. He makes the product, in this case cow masks. Next he colludes with international and national politicians to force farmers to buy them at a price he chooses. Finally, he and his evil cohorts make billions. Sounds like a repeat of the Covid scam to me. In America it used to be, “Build it and they will come”, now it is “Build it and force them to come, or else”.
Not if we can witness mass non-compliance. We wouldn’t be in this position if people from day one just said NO to the masks and NO to shutting down their family business, while mega corporations continued to carry on.
The consolidation of money into the hands of a few will bring about an end to freedom and usher in a slave society controlled by a social credit system. Private ownership of anything will be a thing of the past and as soon as you can no longer serve your masters you will be led off to a mobile euthanasia van. The perfect liberal utopia
NOT if you do not let it happen. Be vigilant. Be awake. Don’t get gaslighted by the smiles and clamoring speech of these evil people.
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