Hard Hitters: Bill Gates & Aaron Simpson

Technology mogul, Bill Gates has a YouTube channel called The Gates Notes. He released this video, “The Science Behind Plant-Based Proteins” recently which rationally and concisely showcases the potential for plant-based proteins as the optimal, sustainable future of food.

Meat consumption worldwide has doubled in the last 20 years, and it is expected to double again by 2050. This is happening in large part because economies are growing and people can afford more meat. But raising meat takes a great deal of land and water and has a substantial environmental impact. Put simply, there’s no way to produce enough meat for 9 billion people.
Bill Gates

 

There’s a great interview with MMA fighter Aaron Simpson over at the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Discipline and compassion guide Aaron as a fighter in and out of the cage. He is an outspoken defender of those who cannot defend themselves—and he sees his fight for animals, and nonhuman animals, as a fight against bullies. “I like to stick up for those who are being bullied, whether its people or animals. I’m a big advocate for human rights and animal rights. I couldn’t care less what I’m stereotyped as by being vegan. I welcome it, in a way.” As he explains, true animal warriors defend “every animal on the planet—and that includes people. What they’re doing is stomping out bullies.”

Read the whole interview.

Written by joshuakatcher

Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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