Bill Gates believes ‘plant-based is going to be the future’ and key to helping the environment

Author: Liam Gilliver

Read Time:   |  30th August 2023

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Former Microsoft boss Bill Gates has hailed the ethical and environmental benefits of plant-based meat in his latest podcast episode…

Bill Gates has once again hailed plant-based meats and highlighted the environmental impact of animal agriculture.

The tech billionaire recently interviewed Grammy award-winning artist Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson on his podcast Unconfuse Me.

During the pair’s conversation, Thompson explained how he believes the plant-based foods will be ‘the future’.


Bill Gates hails plant-based meat

“One thing that’s cool is that it gets rid of the animal cruelty thing but it’s also a big climate thing,” Gates said. “ I came to it more that climate angle…

“Of all the climate areas, the one that people are probably least aware of is all the fertiliser and cows, and that’s a challenge.”

The mogul added that he is ‘optimistic’ about the future of brands such as Impossible Foods, which he has invested in, as they have a ‘good roadmap’.

‘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.

Back in 2020, the former Microsoft boss 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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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.

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