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James Cameron recently went to an interview with CNN and gave a clear explanation of why he is vegan, and the Reddit forum r/Vegan has a lot to say about it.

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James Cameron is a well-known filmmaker, environmentalist, and vegan advocate. He became vegan in 2011 after watching the documentary “Forks Over Knives” and learning about the health and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet.

Since then, Cameron has been an outspoken advocate for veganism, promoting its benefits for human health, animal welfare, and the environment. He has even produced a documentary called “The Game Changers,” which explores the benefits of a plant-based diet for athletes.

Cameron has also been involved in several vegan initiatives and projects, such as investing in vegan protein companies and promoting the adoption of vegan diets in schools and hospitals. He has been vocal about the impact of animal agriculture on the environment, stating that it is a major contributor to Climate change and the destruction of natural habitats.

In the interview with CNN, Cameron explained that he doesn’t like to use the word vegan because it has ‘negative connotations.’ Previously in an interview with GQ, he spoke about how he came up with the term “futurevore” as an alternative for vegan.

“I tried to come up with a good term for it because vegan has all those connotations,” he told GQ.

“‘How many vegans does it take to screw in a light bulb?’ ‘It doesn’t matter. I’m better than you.’ You just want to punch a vegan,” he said. “‘Punch a vegan today: It’ll feel good.’ So the term I came up with is ‘futurevore.’

“We’re eating the way people will eat in the future. We’re just doing it early.”

Cameron also spoke about his groundbreaking Netflix documentary, The Game Changers, which proves that athletes can be successful on plant-based diets.

While many on Reddit appreciated how Cameron was trying to include more people by not using the word vegan, many thought that this was not the way to go.

James Cameron with a clear explanation of why he is vegan – Today’s interview on CNN
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“I Support anyone who is vegan regardless of the reason, but the simple fact that he gets all weird and says lets not call it vegan, shows that even he realizes that vegan is not about the environment or your health but about the animals.”, one user commented.

“I can see why people might be disappointed that he doesn’t want to use the label vegan, because having influential vegans can help veganism become more widely accepted. At the same time, I can understand where he is coming from, from a utilitarian perspective, if he wants to persuade people away from animal consumption.”, another user added.

No matter what term you use, a whole foods and plant-based diet is the best for your health, the environment, and animals.

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental well-beingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health, and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancer, and prostate cancer, and has many side effects.

For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooks or downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals, and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.

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