Bill Gates Donating $40m To Create Super Cow To End World Poverty

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Billionaire Bill Gates – who Forbes says is currently worth a staggering $92.8 billion (£66 billion) – is known for his philanthropy, and for his latest move has pledged to donate $40 million (£28 million) into creating a super cow to help end world poverty. Yep, you read that right.

The Gates Foundation will pump $40m into research for higher-yielding dairy cows, as well as chickens that lay better quality eggs, livestock vaccines and ‘supercrops’ that can withstand droughts or disease.

These will help farmers in need across the globe – the International Livestock Research Institute says that there are 750 million people in low and middle-income countries who depend on livestock (cattle, sheep and goats) farming, which acts as a source of both nutrition and income.

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