Director James Cameron, Oscar-winning Director of Titantic, Avatar and Terminator, is one the latest Hollywood celebrities to adopt a vegan diet.
What is Cameron’s primary reason for the change? The environment.
“You can’t be an environmentalist… if you’re not eating a plant-based diet.” said Cameron, 58.”And you can’t walk the walk in the world of the future, the world ahead of us, the world of our children, not eating a plant-based diet.”
He cited the damage that rearing livestock has on the environment as the reason he converted to a vegan lifestyle. According to a report by concluded by Jeff Anhang and Robert Goodland for World Watch, found that livestock accounts for 51% of all Greenhouse gases.
Even before he choose his new diet, Cameron was renowned for his interest in environmental issues. At an Earth Day Event in 2010 Robert Cheeke queried him about his diet. The director discussed his organic gardens and continued to explain that “it’s trying to raise your kids with a value system that’s not about ‘food comes from a store,’” and urged people to “start a garden; it’s the easiest thing in the world. Watch a tomato grow and eat it.”