When META CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the details of his most recent initiative, everyone was taken aback. Zuckerberg disclosed on Instagram that he is producing “the highest quality beef in the world” by keeping cattle at Ko’olau Ranch on Kauai. The millionaire revealed more details about his endeavor. Saying that the cattle are given beer and macadamia nuts that are grown and made on the ranch every day.
“I started breeding cattle at Kauai’s Ko’olau Ranch with the intention of producing some of the best steaks on the planet. The cattle are wagyu and Angus, and when they become older, they’ll consume beer and macadamia meal that we farm and make on the ranch. “Our goal is for the entire process to be locally sourced and vertically integrated. Considering that each cow consumes between 5,000 and 10,000 pounds of food annually, that equates to a significant number of acres of macadamia trees.” Zuckerberg writes on Instagram, adding that his daughter assists with planting the trees and tends to the animals. “We’re still in the early stages of the project and it’s exciting to refine it every season,” he continues.
The social media billionaire also posted a picture of his daughter moving dirt, noting in the caption that all three of his daughters help with animal care and macadamia tree planting. “We’re still just getting started, and it’s exciting to get better every season.” This is the most delicious project I’ve ever worked on,” he continued.
Mark Zuckerberg Faces Criticism
The 39-year-old billionaire’s post, meanwhile, drew criticism for a number of reasons. A number of experts have noted that the production of beef cattle is a big contributor to global warming. While others have pointed out the folly of farming water-intensive macadamia nuts in the current drought-prone world. A mature cow can emit up to 500 liters of methane per day, or around 3.7% of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.
“Beer and water-intensive macadamia nut cattle are just a bizarre sideshow of a billionaire.” Mitch Jones, policy director at Food & Water Watch, told The Guardian that. “We need real agriculture reform to address the inequities in our food system and the reality of a warming climate.” He also said that “we need to promote the viability of small and medium-sized farms that work to feed everyone, not just wealthy celebrities.”
Shalin Gala, vice president of PETA, expressed his annoyance on X, formerly known as Twitter. Mark Zuckerberg claims that he has now “started raising cattle” on his Hawaiian property. Giving them beer to drink before killing them. The Dark Ages have called, Mark, and they want you back. He wrote, “#goVegan.”