Today we welcomed Leonardo DiCaprio to the Beyond Meat family as an official investor and advocate. Our relationship with Leo began a few years back when he first visited our research center and subsequently provided feedback on early iterations of The Beyond Burger. Leo shares our vision that we can positively impact climate change by bringing satiating, appealing, plant-based meats to the center of the plate, and we are thrilled to have his partnership.
"Livestock production is a major contributor to carbon emissions," said DiCaprio. "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. Beyond Meat's ability to create appealing, healthy meat directly from plants will go a long way in helping every day consumers take action on climate change."
We applaud Leo for his role as a major voice in the international movement on climate change, and are proud to have him join Beyond Meat as we strive to bring our plant-based meats to consumers around the globe.
Exciting things for the #FutureOfProtien and only more to come!