“I do think all rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef,” he stated.
Following Gates’ remarks, flame-throwing Rep. Lauren Boebert (R- Colo.) tweeted out a stock photo of steak Tuesday from the website of a New York butcher shop, telling Gates to “come and take it.”
The joke was on her, because the steak wasn’t actually in her possession.
Other conservative and right-wing voices also mocked the idea on Twitter:
Fox News pundits further poked fun at the idea on Wednesday afternoon:
“GREEN NEW MEAL! Bill Gates Says USA Must Switch to ‘100% Synthetic Beef’ to Fight Global Warming,” Fox News host Sean Hannity’s website screamed on Wednesday.
The conservative blog RedState further mocked the move to lower emissions, “Cow fart-free air, here we come,” one blogger wrote.
The fear-mongering over liberals taking away all your beef isn’t new for conservatives; back in 2019 at CPAC, right-wing radio host Sebastian Gorka claimed liberals were coming for your hamburgers.