Leonardo DiCaprio is now an investor in Beyond Meat, the leading company in creating affordable, sustainable plant-based meat.
Leo will reportedly be assisting the company in “meeting the world’s demands for vegan burgers that have very little impact on our environment.”
“Livestock production is a major contributor to carbon emissions. Shifting from animal meat to the plant-based meats developed by Beyond Meat is one of the most powerful measures someone can take to reduce their impact on our climate,” Leo said in a press release. “The company’s ability to create healthy meat directly from plants will go a long way in helping everyday consumers take action on climate change.”
The Hollywood legend joins other high-profile investors in the company, including Bill Gates and Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams.
However, his new venture is just the latest in a spate of environmental projects, such as his critically-acclaimed documentary with National Geographic, leading the People’s Climate Change in Washington, D.C., or using his Oscar’s speech to hammer home the urgency with which we need to tackle global warming.
The Beyond Meat burger is now available in select stores across the United States — find your nearest one right here.
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