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Bill Gates Wants to Vaccinate Cows to Stop Their Farts and Fight the Climate

ArkeaBio, a Boston developer of a vaccine to reduce livestock methane emissions, raised a $26.5 million in venture capital funding led by an investment fund founded by Bill Gates.

Caring about cow farts (or burps) has become a political punchline, but they’re estimated to create more than 5% of global greenhouse gasses.

Vaccines could be a relatively low-cost, scalable solution, particularly as food demand increases.

Methane is much more potent than is carbon dioxide, in terms of its trapping atmospheric heat, although it also dissipates down faster.

Breakthrough Energy Ventures led the Series A round, and was joined by Grantham Foundation, AgriZeroNZ, Rabo Ventures, Overview Capital and The51 Food & AgTech Fund.

BEV previously funded ArkeaBio’s $12 million seed round.

The whole thing feels a little dystopian — giving animals injections so they cook the planet a little less before we cook some of them — but agribusiness sailed over the dystopian hurdle long ago.

READ 83 COMMENTS
  • CJ says:

    Bill Gates should be institutionalized because he gets crazier by the day. He is a danger to society.

  • Teresa says:

    Someone need to inject Gates with every vaccine he’s been involved with all at one time. He needs to go! He has caused more harm to this earth than almost anyone else.

  • Henchy says:

    I bet Gates, like Biden, Pelosi and Schumer never took an actual Covid shot. Time for that terrorist to be given the Covid shot and all boosters. He turned out to be an asshole globalist asshole.

  • annj says:

    Is it too late for his mother to abort him???? Too much “methane” comes out of his mouth!

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