Plant-Based Power Players
Private jets and steak dinners might be a thing of the past for moguls as a growing number of high-profile CEOs are becoming vegan or eating a more plant-based diet. According to Business Week, some of the vegan power players include Steve Wynn, Mort Zuckerman, Russell Simmons, Ford Chairman Bill Ford, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, and Whole Foods Market CEO, John Mackey. And then there's Bill Clinton who just recently lost 24 pounds on a plant-based diet.
If only 1 percent of the population is vegan, what's the appeal to moguls?
Business Week thinks it's partly because veganism "isn't cheap" and "it affords them the opportunity to control their own health with the same manic id with which they control everything else."
I tend to agree with PETA president Ingrid Newkirk's take on the plant-based power players:
CEOs are smart. There just hadn't been enough exposure for people to glom onto this trend. The information is everywhere now. Instead of 'Better buy this blue chip,' it's 'Better eat vegan.'
No matter the motive, eating more plants is good for your body and the environment so we're all for it!