The former POTUS will have a plant-based spread – handpicked by musician Questlove – for his 60th birthday celebrations.
Former US President Barack Obama turned 60 on 4th August and will be celebrating the milestone by eating plant-based delicacies this weekend at Martha’s Vineyard.
Unnamed sources privy to the festivities on leaking the menu told Bloomberg that the host will offer guests at least one fully plant-based menu giving ‘buzzy plant-based brands like Impossible Foods Inc. and Eat Just Inc. a high-profile endorsement’.
The menu has been put together by musician Questlove. It will feature Spam Musubi made with a combination of plant-based beef and pork from Impossible Foods and mung bean-based vegan eggs made by California-based startup Eat Just.
Questlove – who is also an investor in multiple vegan food companies, will have his signature Cheesesteak Eggrolls on the menu too. The dish is made with Impossible Foods’ plant-based beef and a yet-to-be-released cheese sauce developed by Perfect Day – a food technology company that uses precision fermentation to formulate animal-free, dairy identical whey proteins.
Is Obama vegan?
While the 44th President of the USA, is not a vegan/vegetarian, he has spoken out about environmental issues and urged people to cut down on their meat consumption in the past.
In his first foreign appearance after leaving Office, the politician spoke at the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan. He spotlighted among other things, the undeniable connection between animal agriculture and climate change.
According to a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, raising animals for food is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.”
Animal agriculture accounts for nearly a fifth of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions—and a global shift to vegan eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
“I think people naturally understand that big smokestacks have pollution in them and they understand air pollution, so they can easily make the connection between energy production and the idea of greenhouse gases,” Obama said.
“People aren’t as familiar with the impact of cows and methane unless you’re a farmer.”
He added: “That doesn’t mean that we can’t teach you and me to have a smaller steak, for our own health. It doesn’t mean we can’t make progress in educating the advanced world about the need to reduce, just for dietary reasons, the amount of meat that we consume at any given meal,” he said.
Share this story: Barack Obama’s 60th birthday bash menu to feature vegan food
Vegan culture, food, beauty & more
Vegan Nottingham student creates budget-friendly oat milk machine to reduce carbon footprint and combat rising prices
- Mohsina Dodhiya
- 30th May 2023
The invention is sustainable and cost-effective. A vegan undergraduate studying product design at Nottingham Trent University has developed a container that can help people create their own oat milk at home for just 20 pence per litre. “Oatilicious,” provides significant cost savings compared to store-bought oat milk for up to £2.20 per carton. The innovative …
Continue reading “Vegan Nottingham student creates budget-friendly oat milk machine to reduce carbon footprint and combat rising prices”
Bear Grylls ’embarrassed’ by past vegan diet promotes meat, blood, and bone marrow for better health
- Mohsina Dodhiya
- 15th May 2023
“I’ve tried to listen to my body more, tried to listen to nature, and I don’t miss vegetables at all. I don’t go near them, and I’ve never felt stronger, my skin’s never been better, and my gut’s never been better.” Adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls has become a die-hard carnivore fan after admitting …
Continue reading “Bear Grylls ’embarrassed’ by past vegan diet promotes meat, blood, and bone marrow for better health”
NEED A LAUGH?
All the quizzes you love to binge!
QUIZ: If you score 11/12 on this quiz, you’re a verified vegan food expert
- Marlon Farrugia
- 10th January 2020
How much vegan knowledge do you have stored away? Do you have to Google your way through a shopping trip, or do you have all the bad E-numbers memorised? Find out now with this quiz. Marlon Farrugia Marlon Farrugia is a freelance writer from Brighton. He has been a dedicated vegan for many years, and …
Continue reading “QUIZ: If you score 11/12 on this quiz, you’re a verified vegan food expert”
QUIZ: What is your perfect Vegan Halloween Costume?
- Marlon Farrugia
- 13th October 2019
Spook Season approaches. There will be ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and glucose. You need a costume, and you want to it to show off your personality, which means VEGAN. But what to choose? Take our quiz to find out your perfect outfit. Marlon Farrugia Marlon Farrugia is a freelance writer from Brighton. He has been a …
Continue reading “QUIZ: What is your perfect Vegan Halloween Costume?”
QUIZ: What kind of vegetable are you?
- Marlon Farrugia
- 26th September 2019
“If you were a vegetable, what kind would you be?” A question that has tormented humanity throughout the ages – until now. Read: QUIZ: If you score 19/20 on THIS quiz, you’re a Vegan God Marlon Farrugia Marlon Farrugia is a freelance writer from Brighton. He has been a dedicated vegan for many years, and …