We already knew Billionaire and former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates is trying to decide what our children learn. That’s because he’s the secret mastermind behind the Common Core educational standards. It’s all a plot to make him even more money that what he has now.
But that may not be the worse of his offenses. It appears Gates may be trying to take over the production of Georgia’s Vidalia onion crop.
We learned about this via The Produce News – Motto: “Covering Fresh Produce From Around the World Since 1897.” Their story about this nefarious scheme was written by one Chip Carter. We are wondering if this Chip Carter is the son of Jimmy Carter and the father of this guy. Yup, James Earl Carter the Fourth, who spilled the beans on Mitt Romney and doomed him to a loss against Barack Obama.
But, I digress.
Down in Delvis Dutton territory, they’re worried about some recent purchases of farms in the area.
Already, two entities — Coggins Farms in Lake Park, GA, and more recently Stanley Farms and its subsidiaries in Lyons, GA — have been sold and, while the trail is murky, documents and interviews with other Vidalia-area growers link the purchases to Kirkland and seemingly to Gates.
Inquiries by the press and area residents have apparently been ignored, both by the farms involved, and the Gates cartel. Yet, some residents are willing to speak out.
“I’ve actually met with them,” said one well-placed grower who asked to remain anonymous.
Gates’ agricultural interests are well-known. He has been an active and ongoing crusader in developing countries, helping provide locals with means of improving subsistence farming operations.
What everyone in Vidalia would like to know is why Gates seemingly wants to be in the sweet onion business — and why he apparently does not want that fact widely known if that is indeed the case.
Many are worried about factory farms replacing traditional family farms. Right now, the concern is mostly centered on farms producing livestock rather than fruits and vegetables. (Sidebar: Is cotton a fruit or a vegetable?) Is that concern applicable for farms that produce cotton, soybeans, or even a variety of Allium Granex?