Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Beyond Meat
Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has become an “official investor and company advocate” for Beyond Meat, the company known for creating the “plant-based burger 5.0.”
In a press release, DiCaprio stated:
“Livestock production is a major contributor to carbon emissions. Shifting from animal meat to the plant-based meats developed by Beyond Meat is one of the most powerful measures someone can take to reduce their impact on our climate. The company’s ability to create healthy meat directly from plants will go a long way in helping everyday consumers take action on climate change.”
Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown, who considers the actor to be a “good ally,” added that this is “not a celebrity deal” as DiCaprio is “serious about climate change,” and “genuinely believes in what we’re doing and wants to help grow it.”
Earlier this year, DiCaprio invested in HIPPEAS, a vegan snack food company specializing in organic chickpea puffs.
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