Leonardo DiCaprio urges fans to replace beef with plant-based alternatives

Yvonne O'Halloran

Leonardo DiCaprio is becoming as known for his environmentalism as he is for his prolific acting career. The actor recently took to Twitter and Facebook, where he has 19.5 million and 18 million followers respectively, to encourage his fans to limit their meat consumption.

In a tweet, he wrote, “Every single person can help the planet and reduce climate change with one small choice every week. Join me and @BeyondMeat in our mission to rethink the future of food.” The post also included an image of a Beyond Burger with this statistic: “If every person in the US replaced just one beef burger per week with a plant-based Beyond Burger, it would be the equivalent of taking 12 million cars off the road.

DiCaprio is no stranger to the plant-based world. He was an early investor in Beyond Meat back in 2017 when he advocated for shifting to a plant-based diet, saying it is “one of the most powerful measures someone can take to reduce their impact on our climate.”

Since then, DiCaprio has invested in other vegan brands, such as Califia Farms, known for their plant-based milk, and HIPPEAS, a chickpea snack company. He has also taken part in the vegan documentary Cowspiracy, serving as executive producer.

Article written by Tessa Altman- United States

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