Gore’s quest to become a fake meat billionaire – Lobbies for climate policies that limit meat while his firm invests $200 million in meat substitutes


By: - Climate DepotAugust 17, 2019 5:03 PM with 0 comments

Watch: Climate Depot’s Morano reveals Gore’s plan to once again use the climate scare to enrich himself.

Tucker Carlson Tonight – Broadcast August 15, 2019 – Fox News Channel – Guest Host Mark Steyn interviews Marc Morano

Host Mark Steyn: Al Gore is the single biggest investor in the meat substitute company Beyond Meat. Marc Morano — is the publisher of the excellent Climate Depot and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change, and he joins us now. Al Gore is basically in line to become the world’s first post-meat billionaire.
Marc Morano:  Yes, I call it the first fake meat billionaire. Gore is invested — like he did — you go back before President Obama is elected, Al Gore came out with a list of green tech firms and companies that people should invest in. Obama puts $2.5 billion of those into a green stimulus and 14 firms affiliated with Gore get federal money from Obama. Fast forward to this year: Al Gore invests in the fake meat substitute, Beyond Meat. It’s made up 22 and ingredients including bamboo and potato starch, and now it is the most successful IPO this year and at the same time, Gore’s associates are writing reports condemning meat and linking eating it to climate. He is essentially lobbying for regulations that will enrich him once again.
Mark Steyn: Had a lady talking about this the other night, she wants Evan to switch from eating meat burgers to these Beyond Meat burgers. They have two burgers for a buck, $0.50 apiece, but the Beyond Meat burger is $17, so Al Gore is getting a nice royalty on those beyond meat burgers.
Marc Morano: Yes. Now if he gets fast-food contracts or federal money. If a Democrat wins the White House, there is going to be a whole fake meat stimulus. The most successful IPO in 2019 thus far — Beyond Meat — was timed on the eve of this big U.N. Report warning about meat-eating. Al Gore, steeped in politics, regulatory powers, was involved in this IPO with his company investment, and then it explodes.
Morano: Now you have the world talking about meat regulation.  The U.N. Chief himself said a successful U.N. climate agreement will result in skyrocketing meat prices. That’s what they want to do. So what’s the alternative? Pea protein, that is what is in this Al Gore burger, made out of all kinds of weird ingredients like that.
Mark Steyn: (Laughing) Okay. I don’t think I’m going to have one after the show. Have a regular burger with me Marc Morano. Thank you for that. That is about it for us tonight. Tune in each night at 8:00
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Background Info: 
Climate Depot Note: Al Gore being an entrepreneur is not what is being criticized. It is Gore using an alleged “climate emergency” to lobby for UN pacts and regulations and taxes in order to artificially create a market for his investments. Gore touted UN climate pacts are designed to raise the cost of real meat products. See: Flashback: UK climate chief: ‘Successful’ UN global warming deal ‘would lead to soaring costs for meat and other foods’
Much like Gore did a decade ago with green energy firms, he knows how to juice the system to enrich himself. See: According to a 2012 Washington Post report, “14 green-tech firms in which Gore invested received or directly benefited from more than $2.5 billion in loans, grants and tax breaks, part of Obama’s historic push to seed a U.S. renewable-energy industry with public money.”
Al Gore Poised To Profit Big From Anti-Meat Drive – Largest Investor in ‘Beyond Meat’ – Via No Tricks Zone website -“Al Gore is standing to rake in millions from a World Resources Institute meat consumption reduction report, a report that will certainly help boost profits for the meat substitute manufacturers – in which Gore just happens to be a big stakeholder…Al Gore, partner and advisor to Kleiner Perkins, Beyond Meat’s big investor, stands to haul in millions, should governments move to restrict real meat consumption and force citizens to consume the dubious substitutes and fakes.”

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Climate Experts Advise Eating Less Meat – Researchers suggested diet changes to reduce the impact of global warming  “People should consider eating more vegetables and less meat, the researchers said Thursday.” – “Climate experts meeting in Geneva recommended changes to the foods people eat and farm in an effort to stave off the disruptive effects of rising global temperatures.”

Review of Beyond Burger offerings: The ‘plant-based burger’ scam – ‘Beyond Burgers are the vegan equivalent of pink slime’ – By Rick Berman- “Beyond Burgers are the vegan equivalent of pink slime, liquified and defatted, then reconstituted with the fats of other vegetables. These aren’t healthy fats either. “Refined” coconut oil is first deodorized and bleached, leaving the final product robbed of its initial nutrients, and ensuring that the end product is less “tropical treat” and more “grandma’s over-steamed peas.” For a movement that’s hyperconcerned with being “all natural,” meatless products often contain more additives than actual vegetables. Tofurky’s take on ground beef contains 14 ingredients, including “autolyzed yeast extract,” caramel coloring, and “natural vegetarian flavor” (though I’m not sure anyone wants to experience what a vegetarian tastes like). Morningstar’s Chick’n Nuggets contain a whopping 58 ingredients, including modified corn starch, corn oil, and disodium guanylate, an MSG substitute.
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change,” By Marc Morano – Available at Amazon & Barnes & Noble

By 2008, Gore was so flush that he announced a $300 million campaign to promote climate fears and so-called solutions. And he just kept raking it in. According to a 2012 Washington Post report, “14 green-tech firms in which Gore invested received or directly benefited from more than $2.5 billion in loans, grants and tax breaks, part of Obama’s historic push to seed a U.S. renewable-energy industry with public money.”

The Post explained that Gore “benefited from a powerful resume and a constellation of friends in the investment world and in Washington. And four years ago, his portfolio aligned smoothly with the agenda of an incoming administration and its plan to spend billions in stimulus funds on alternative energy. The recovering politician was pushing the right cause at the perfect time. Gore’s orbit extended deeply into the administration, with several former aides winning senior clean-energy posts.”

Republican Congressman Fred Upton of Michigan, the chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, has been a critic of Gore’s profiting off the taxpayer funds using his government connections. Gore’s portfolio “is reflective of a disturbing pattern that those closest to the president [Obama] have been rewarded with billions of taxpayer dollars and benefited from the administration’s green bonanza in the rush to spend stimulus cash.” …

“Warren Buffett’s vice chairman Charlie Munger told a small meeting of investors in 2017 that Gore is ‘not very smart’ and ‘an idiot’ but he was still able to amass a personal fortune in the investment world. ‘Al Gore has hundreds of millions [of] dollars in your profession. And he’s an idiot. It’s an interesting story.’ Munger added, ‘he’s not very smart. He smoked a lot of pot as he [coasted] through Harvard with a gentleman’s C.’

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Watch 2019 CNBC video explains Beyond Meat’s market value :

Beyond Meat 3.7 billion market value! 163% stock surge! Best IPO of 2019 so far!

 

August 15, 2019: Why Beyond Meat Shares Were Slumping Today – The sell-off might also just be a continuation of a pattern that began after Beyond Meat stock reached an all-time high of $239.91 on July 26 but fell nearly 40% after the company announced a secondary offering along with its second-quarter earnings report on July 29. The move was mostly to give existing shareholders an opportunity to cash out rather than to fund expanding operations. Despite the decline in recent weeks, Beyond Meat stock remains dearly valued at a price-to-sales ratio of close to 40 based on this year’s expected revenue. This valuation puts it in a league with start-up biotech stocks and some high-priced cloud stocks. Media coverage continues to be overwhelmingly positive for Beyond Meat and its rival Impossible Foods, indicating that the outstanding growth they’ve seen lately should continue at least for the immediate future, but the valuation concerns aren’t going away anytime soon.
Quick Facts On Al Gore’s & Fake Meat

Gore’s affiliated group Kleiner Perkins is ‘Beyond Meat’s’ biggest investor, according to bizjournals.com. “Kleiner Perkins is the top investor in the company, with 15.9% share — making its stake at the time of IPO worth nearly $200M.” https://www.cbinsights.com/research/beyond-meat-ipo-investor-analysis/

Gore helps scare the public and lobby for regulations about meat during the time of an alleged “climate emergency” and then he stands to profit handsomely if he is successful at changing policy.

CNN recently reported here on the just-published report from the global research nonprofit World Resources Institute. The 568-page report dubbed “Creating a Sustainable Food Future” recommends, among other actions, eating far less beef in order to rescue the planet.

Gore hack is WRI co-chair: The WRI’s Co-Chair is David Blood. “David Blood is former Goldman Sachs’ Asset Management head who founded Generation Investment Management with Al Gore, yes that Al Gore.”

‘Beyond Meat’ is a Los Angeles-based producer of plant-based meat substitutes founded in 2009. https://www.beyondmeat.com/products/
The company went public in May and just weeks later the more than quadrupled in there value.
Beyond Meat burgers contain no meat whatsoever and instead contain pea protein isolate, expeller-pressed canola oil, coconut oil, cellulose from bamboo, Potato starch and Yeast extract.
The Center For Consumer Freedom: Chemicals Lurking in Plant-Based Meats  – Veggie burgers don’t grow in the ground. They’re made in factories – “Are the chemicals in fake meat harmful? Probably not. But many people want to avoid them anyway. So if fake meat companies or their marketing surrogates tell you fake meat is natural and healthy for you and your family—make up your own mind about whether that’s true.”
This is all business as usual for Gore. Al Gore’s quest to become world’s first ‘carbon billionaire’ – ‘Lavishly’ profited off climate lobbying — See The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change,” By Marc Morano – Available at Amazon & Barnes & Noble https://www.climatedepot.com/2018/03/11/book-details-al-gore-quest-to-become-worlds-first-carbon-billionaire-profited-off-climate-lobbying/
Morano: ‘Gore would have personally benefited if the carbon cap-and-trade bill he supported had become law. The media never treated his Congressional testimony in support of the climate bills for what it actually was—a former vice president supporting legislation that would make him richer.’
More on Gore’s Fake Meat Pay-Off via No Tricks Zone:

https://notrickszone.com/2019/08/13/climate-hustler-and-partner-in-beyond-meats-largest-investor-al-gore-moves-to-profit-big-from-anti-meat-drive/

Climate Hustler, Partner At ‘Beyond Meat’ Largest Investor Al Gore Moves To Profit Big From Anti-Meat Drive

By P Gosselin

Well, wouldn’t you know it!  There he is again – behind another multi-million-dollar money-making scheme.

Al Gore is standing to rake in millions from a World Resources Institute meat consumption reduction report, a report that will certainly help boost profits for the meat substitute manufacturers – in which Gore just happens to be a big stakeholder.

Al Gore has ties to meat consumption reduction movement while holding huge stake in substitute meat company. Image: cropped here M4GW.

CNN recently reported here on the just-published report from the global research nonprofit World Resources Institute. The 568-page report dubbed “Creating a Sustainable Food Future” recommends, among other actions, eating far less beef in order to rescue the planet.

Gore hack is WRI co-chair

But according to S___  at a thread at Twitter (see below), the WRI’s Co-Chair is David Blood. “David Blood is former Goldman Sachs’ Asset Management head who founded Generation Investment Management with Al Gore, yes that Al Gore,” S___writes under point no. 3.

So the report is now looking more and more like to a junk-science-based instrument designed to boost the plant-based substitute meat industry, which include major companies such as Beyond Meat.

Kleiner Perkins: biggest Beyond Meat investor

Generation Investment Management is connected to Kleiner Perkins, where former Vice President Al Gore is one of its partners and advisors.

Who’s Kleiner Perkins? It turns out they are Beyond Meat’s biggest investor, according to bizjournals.com here. Beyond Meat is a Los Angeles-based producer of plant-based meat substitutes founded in 2009 by Ethan Brown. The company went public in May and just weeks later the more than quadrupled in there value.

Yes, Al Gore, partner and advisor to Kleiner Perkins, Beyond Meat’s big investor, stands to haul in millions, should governments move to restrict real meat consumption and force citizens to consume the dubious substitutes and fakes.

If taken seriously, the World Research Institute Report, backed by Gore hacks, will help move the transition over to substitute meats far more quickly.

According to S___:

All these “We need to cut beef consumption to save the planet” stories originate from the World Resources Institute whose co-chair is a partner in the firm that collaborates w/ the main investor in  and his co-founder is a partner in the main investor.”

Another dubious money making scheme that reeks of ethics violations and that needs to be investigated.

Could fake meat burgers make cows obsolete? – “Our mission is very simple,” says Dr. Pat Brown, a physician and former biochemist who founded Impossible Foods in 2011.
“It’s to completely replace animals as a food technology by 2035.” … Beyond Burger, made with pea protein, are marketed as being more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Their mimicry of the beef burger includes making their patties “bleed” like beef burgers. Beyond uses beet juice to achieve that effect and Impossible uses the additive heme…
When Beyond Meat went public in New York on May 2, it marked another major turning point in food and health culture in the US.

Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown, center, celebrates with guests after ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq MarketSite, May 2, 2019 in New York City.

The stock debuted on NASDAQ, for $25 per share. It’s now trading at more than $160 per share, a sign that the public has bought in to the concept of meat made out of plants.
CNN’s nutritionist: ‘Are plant-based burgers good for you? – ‘If you are choosing to eat these burgers solely for their health value, you may want to reconsider…The Beyond Burger has less saturated fat than the beef or Impossible Burger (6 grams), but a similar calorie count, with 250 calories per patty. But a turkey burger has only 4 to 5 grams of saturated fat, and 220 to 240 calories, depending on the brand. And a grain-based veggie burger that’s not attempting to mimic meat has only 150 to 160 calories, and only about 1 gram of saturated fat, and is therefore healthiest overall from a fat standpoint. … if you’re eating these burgers simply in the name of saving calories, or sodium, or saturated fat, you might want to rethink your decision.

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Book details Al Gore’s quest to become world’s first ‘carbon billionaire’ – ‘Lavishly’ profited off climate lobbying

Book Chapter Excerpt:

Making Out like a Bandit

And it’s not just universities, professors, and green organizations that have reaped financial benefits from the climate panic. Former vice president Al Gore has done quite well for himself, too. As Bloomberg News reported, “In the last personal finance report he filed as vice president, Gore disclosed on May 22, 2000, that the value of his assets totaled between $780,000 and $1.9 million.”

Buy by 2007, Gore’s wealth had skyrocketed. By that point he had a net worth “well in excess” of $100 million, including pre–public offering Google stock options, according to an article at Fast Company. MIT scientist Richard Lindzen declared that Gore wanted to become the world’s first “carbon billionaire.” After the Obama administration bloated climate and energy stimulus packages, Gore was on the path to that achievement.

By 2008, Gore was so flush that he announced a $300 million campaign to promote climate fears and so-called solutions. And he just kept raking it in. According to a 2012 Washington Post report, “14 green-tech firms in which Gore invested received or directly benefited from more than $2.5 billion in loans, grants and tax breaks, part of Obama’s historic push to seed a U.S. renewable-energy industry with public money.”

The Post explained that Gore “benefited from a powerful resume and a constellation of friends in the investment world and in Washington. And four years ago, his portfolio aligned smoothly with the agenda of an incoming administration and its plan to spend billions in stimulus funds on alternative energy. The recovering politician was pushing the right cause at the perfect time. Gore’s orbit extended deeply into the administration, with several former aides winning senior clean-energy posts.”

Republican Congressman Fred Upton of Michigan, the chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, has been a critic of Gore’s profiting off the taxpayer funds using his government connections. Gore’s portfolio “is reflective of a disturbing pattern that those closest to the president [Obama] have been rewarded with billions of taxpayer dollars and benefited from the administration’s green bonanza in the rush to spend stimulus cash.”

Gore was essentially either a founder, a member, or a partner in a whole wide range of groups that were profiting or poised to profit from a green energy stimulus and federally mandated carbon trading schemes if they became law. Gore would have personally benefited if the carbon cap-and-trade bill he supported had become law. The media never treated his Congressional testimony in support of the climate bills for what it actually was—a former vice president supporting legislation that would make him richer. These reports prompted one sarcastic skeptic to suggest, “Maybe Al Gore Should Be the Subject of a RICO Investigation.”

The power of carbon trading schemes to enrich politicians and corrupt politics is one reason that environmental guru James Lovelock has slammed carbon trading, declaring, “Most of the ‘green’ stuff is verging on a gigantic scam. Carbon trading, with its huge government subsidies, is just what finance and industry wanted. It’s not going to do a damn thing about climate change, but it’ll make a lot of money for a lot of people.”

In 2013, Gore sold his Current TV network to the Qatar-funded Al Jazeera for a reported $100 million. The sale inspired this headline at my Climate Depot website: “AlGorjeera—It’s Official: Al Gore Is by Far the Most Lavishly Funded Fossil Fuel Player in the Global Warming Debate Today.”

I asked if the media would now accurately label Gore an industry-funded activist every time they reported on him. Gore had literally sold out to big oil and gas: Al-Jazeera “received its initial funding through a decree from Emir of Qatar, and Qatar gets its wealth from its vast oil and natural gas reserves.”

The freshly laid off staffers from Current TV did not hesitate to lash out at Gore. “Gore’s supposed to be the face of clean energy and just sold [the channel] to very big oil, the emir of Qatar! Current never even took big oil advertising—and Al Gore, that bulls***ter sells to the emir?” declared one former staffer, according to the New York Post. Another staffer commented, “He [Gore] has no credibility.”

Not So Smart
Warren Buffett’s vice chairman Charlie Munger told a small meeting of investors in 2017 that Gore is “not very smart” and “an idiot” but he was still able to amass a personal fortune in the investment world. “Al Gore has hundreds of millions [of] dollars in your profession. And he’s an idiot. It’s an interesting story.” Munger added, “he’s not very smart. He smoked a lot of pot as he [coasted] through Harvard with a gentleman’s C.”
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