Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) said the planet "can't sustain" people eating meat, as the 2020 hopeful aims to become the first vegan president.
Booker told the vegan magazine VegNewsearlier this month that he became vegan after coming to the realization that eating eggs "didn't align with my spirit."
While claiming he does not want to lecture Americans on their diets, Booker says Americans need to be nudged into fake cheese because the planet cannot sustain the "environmental impact" of the food industry.
"You see the planet earth moving towards what is the Standard American Diet," Booker said. "We've seen this massive increase in consumption of meat produced by the industrial animal agriculture industry."
"The tragic reality is this planet simply can't sustain billions of people consuming industrially produced animal agriculture because of environmental impact," he said. "It's just not possible."
Booker says the "devastating impact" of greenhouse gases produced by the meat industry is "just not practical."
10 hours ago
GOP Governor Charlie Baker Of Massachusetts Named One Of The “World’s Greatest Leaders” By Fortune Magazine
Governor Charlie Baker continues to set a clear example for bipartisan leadership in his second term as Massachusetts’ chief executive.
13 hours ago
Louisiana Loses More Jobs Under Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards
Louisiana lost 1,700 jobs over the last 12 months through March, with the biggest losses in the state’s vital construction industry.
5 days, 15 hours ago
GOP Governor Kim Reynolds Is Making Iowa A National Leader For Children’s Mental Healthcare
Iowa’s State Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to create a first-ever statewide children’s mental health system,
6 days, 12 hours ago
In Florida, Ron DeSantis Accelerates Conservative Agenda
As his first legislative session winds down, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis—elected five months ago by the narrowest of margins—has soared in popularity ...
1 week ago
GOP Governor Matt Bevin’s Kentucky Becoming The “Seat of Advanced Manufacturing In America”
Working families are gaining access to new high-paying jobs as the state’s economy continues to move toward unprecedented new heights.