Bill Gates praises plant-based meat as a ‘great’ way to reduce climate impact

Author: Liam Gilliver

Read Time:   |  17th January 2023

Former Microsoft boss Bill Gates has praised plant-based products and spoken out about the future of plant-based meat in a recent Q&A…

Tech ace Bill Gates has described going vegan as a ‘great’ way to reduce our impact on the climate.

The former Microsoft boss has previously praised plant-based meat, and spoken out about the damaging environmental impact of beef consumption.

In a recent Reddit Q&A, the billionaire was asked what his current view is on adopting a plant-based diet to lessen climate change, and how people can be educated on this matter on a large scale.

Bill Gates on veganism

Gates replied: “For people who want to go Vegan that is great but I don’t think most people will do that.

“There are companies making ‘beef’ in new ways and people working to still use cows but reduce the methane emissions.

“I have backed a number of innovators in this space including Beyond and Impossible and Memphis. I think eventually these products will be very good even though their share is small today.”

The former Microsoft boss also revealed that he has backed a number of plant-based brands like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. Image credit: Robert Kneschke via Adobe Stock

The former Microsoft boss also revealed that he has backed a number of plant-based brands like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. Image credit: Robert Kneschke via Adobe Stock

‘You won’t be able to tell the difference’

This isn’t the first time Gates has spoken positively about the future of plant-based meat.

In 2020, he collaborated with YouTube star Mark Rober to taste two meat-free brands against a beef burger from Dick’s Drive- In.

“It’s quite good. I mean that’s light-years away from what they used to make,” the entrepreneur said.

“The quality is going to keep getting better. The plant-based guys are not done innovating. Eventually they claim you won’t be able to tell the difference.”

Concerned about climate change? Learn how agriculture and food production contribute to greenhouse gas emissions

Featured image credit: @thisisbillgates/Instagram

Written by

Liam Gilliver

Liam is a journalist working for the Mirror, Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! Magazine. He's also the author of We're Worried About Him and has been published in the likes of The Independent, Huffington Post, and Attitude Magazine.

We use cookies to give you a better experience on veganfoodandliving.com. By continuing to use our site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies as set in our Cookie Policy.

OK, got it