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
‘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.”
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