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Bill Gates Has Plans for Disease and Famine

Bill Gates’ relentless health crusade continues. The Zika manufactroversy may have been yet another false alarm, but he has not changed his game plan. His long history of providing intrusive solutions to local problems continues unchecked. 

CNN reports that his crusader’s zeal is unbroken. He remains a huge proponent of vaccines and the failed industrial agricultural model. The developing world has become a social engineering playground for his philanthropic impulses. No one can dispute that hunger and disease are serious concerns, but it is fair to say Mr. Gates’’ plans are, at the very least, extremely ill-advised.

The grand vision of the Gates Foundation is surprisingly myopic and embraces outdated approaches to disease prevention and famine. Bill Gates’ steadfast refusal to embrace sustainable agricultural models is a glaring failure. Industrialized agriculture threatens to destroy traditional societies, and his capital investments have offered few tangible benefits to the recipients of his largesse. 

Bill Gates' money has gone to the occasional worthy projects along the way, but his first impulse is always an unwavering support of the status quo. The richest and most powerful industries on the planet expand their power at the expense of the beneficiaries of his "charity."

I have already gone on record stating Bill Gates might be one of the world's most destructive do-gooders. He seems completely oblivious of the fundamental flaws in the science behind genetically engineered (GE) foods, for example. GE crops have been shown to be far less nutritious than conventional and organic counterparts, in addition to destroying soil composition. How is that alleviating global malnutrition and disease?

Industrial agriculture threatens us globally but we can fight back locally. It may be impossible for an individual to match the Gates Foundation’s resources, but you can adopt sustainable practices in your own life. It is possible to improve your own health and divert money away from companies like Monsanto by consuming only organic and locally sourced foods. 

As spring approaches in the northern hemisphere, another way to support the planet is to plant a victory garden. The idea of planting victory gardens goes back to World War I and II, and was advertised as a way for patriots to make a difference on the home front. Planting these gardens helped the citizens combat food shortages by supplying themselves and their neighbors with fresh produce.

Planting your own victory garden can go a long way toward healthier eating and, in the long run, can provide incentive for industry-wide change and a return to a diet of real food, for everyone, everywhere. A great way to get started on your own is by sprouting. Sprouts may be small, but they are packed with nutrition and, best of all, they're easy and inexpensive to grow.