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Al Gore Finally Embraces a Vegan Diet

A number of athletes opt for a plant-based diet for performance, and now former vice president turned environmentalist and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore has made the switch too.

This change in diet was a quiet transition for Gore. The public was not tipped off about it until a Forbes article on egg-alternative start-up Hampton Creek offhandedly mentioned that Gore is a “newly turned vegan.”

Back in 2009, Gore told Australia’s ABC Lateline in an interview that he is not vegetarian, but was cutting back on the amount of meat he consumed, citing that the meat industry contributes to carbon dioxide emissions and depletes water resources.

While it does seem official now that Gore has gone fully veg, no one is quite sure when. The Huffington Post mentions that the switch might have happened back in February when a vegan meal was requested at a book event in St. Louis, Mo., but this is simply speculation for now until an official statement is released.

Either way, his switch seems to mark a growing new reality – a world where leaders and the public are informed like never before about their food.

“Whether it’s the whole Clinton/Gore ticket being vegan now, Oprah promoting meat-free eating, Bill Gates backing plant-based foods or the rise of Meatless Mondays, it’s clear that the way we farm and eat is shifting toward a better model,” said Humane Society of the United States Food Policy Director Matthew Prescott to the Washington Post.

While abuses and misinformation still exist, the truth is finally being revealed about the meat, dairy, and egg industries, and that is something to celebrate.

If you’re new to plant-based meals (or a seasoned veteran), be sure to check out some food tips here and delicious veg recipes right here.

Image source: Tom Raftery / Wikipedia Commons

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58 comments on “Al Gore Finally Embraces a Vegan Diet!”

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Paul Pearson
4 Years Ago


Heidi Drallos
4 Years Ago

Go Al! You SHOULD be the president!

Barbara Houston
4 Years Ago

He will always be a hypocrite

Marilyn Roberts
4 Years Ago

Its fabulous he's vegan now! Still wish his run for Pres had won!

Antonio Russo
4 Years Ago

E bravo Al!

Pat Hummel
4 Years Ago

...and dairy, eggs, fish, leather, feathers, wool

Cheryl Lee Gravitt
4 Years Ago

He really is something else :)

Gary Saber
4 Years Ago

It's about time this guy becomes a real loser ~! (weight loser)--LOL

Eileen Young
4 Years Ago

Good for you Al. You will begin to feel fantastic and healthier than you have ever been before! I love being vegan and healthy, and helping our planet and not contributing to the torture of animals!

Kathryn Bulver
4 Years Ago

It's about time.


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