Al Gore Embraces ‘An Inconvenient Diet’

Guess it's going to be a lot of nut loaf and portobello mushroom on Thanksgiving for the former Vice President

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Yuri Gripas / Reuters

Former Vice President Al Gore speaks at the Center for American Progress 10th Anniversary policy forum in Washington, October 24, 2013.

Crusading environmental activist and former Vice President Al Gore has adopted an animal free diet — just like his former boss Bill Clinton, who has been a vegan since 2010.

According to a report in the Washington Post, Gore has been on the diet for at least a couple of months, although the motive behind his new eating regimen has not been revealed.

[Washington Post]

41 comments
parshman38
parshman38

I think Al Gore has a promising future in either the janitorial or used car industry. 

DaTrufe
DaTrufe

These bloated fatheads make me sick. They eat like crap for 55 years then have some epiphany and tell everyone else how to eat. Total D bags

Soakee
Soakee

As a former resident of Tennessee who grew up when Al Gore was our junior U.S. Senator, I can confidently advise any and all readers to dismiss anything which that windbag has to say.  I didn't read this article, but I'm advising every one who does read to ignore it.  I considered the source.

Yooperchicks
Yooperchicks

Motive? It's about time he started practicing what he's preaching. Greenhouse gases caused by CAFO's for animal production.....hello.....where have you been?

margaret_e_fite
margaret_e_fite

By the time I realized I couldn't care less what Al Gore eats, I had already clicked the link. Doh!

mbyork
mbyork

This is the best news I've heard in a long time! Anyone that doesn't get it will soon....the world is changing! Like him or not, educated people in power are going vegan. Read the RISE Of POWER VEGANS in NEWSWEEK and it talks about Steve Wynn and Bill Clinton and why they went vegan...google the article. 

MickeyOregon
MickeyOregon

Hahahahahahaha...  He's going to be a vegan like he is an environmentalist? Hahahahahahahahaha... a vegan diet, and he'll have a cheeseburger with that, too! He is such a hypocrite. He talks a big talk, but lives absolutely none of it. Hahahahahahaha... He is such a joke.

DavidM.Higgins
DavidM.Higgins

Beef Production has been ranked no.2 behind only Power Generation as a leading contributor to Global Warming.  Worse than all the Planes, Trucks and Automobiles in the world. Mostly because feedlot cattle produce huge amounts of METHANE in their overfed Gut which is 39 Times as Bad as CO2.   If we are serious about saving the Planet for our Grandchildren then the people of the Western World have to eat a mostly Vegetarian Diet like the rest of the world already does. Besides that our Healthcare costs as a society would be cut at least in half with the reduced Heart Disease, Diabetes and Cancer. 

TheTrev
TheTrev

If only he could take a break from copious amounts of gas-guzzling private jet aircraft - then maybe people would take him seriously.

t2vodka2
t2vodka2

I assume he is doing this for health reasons, though going vegan probably isn't needed, some meat is just fine.  To each their own though.

PatRoy
PatRoy

Wish he would embrace a landmine.

shemuel
shemuel

Fortunately for Bill and Al, donuts are vegan...

SnailGuy
SnailGuy

I believe, based on scientific study, that moon bats and Obama Zombies could knaw the excess fat from Algore, saving him the trouble of a diet.

UleNotknow
UleNotknow

Gore - On the wrong side of a controversial issue as usual.

andy2198
andy2198

Gore should perform a ShopVac Enema on himself

JeffCrenshaw
JeffCrenshaw

@mbyork You go vegan.  I'll keep raising my own cattle, goats, chickens and maintain my 5 acre vegetation...If you ever decide to have some Barbecue beef or chicken or to eat a goat on a spit, I'll invite you out.  Ok?

VeganTam
VeganTam

@mbyork I totally agree 100%..it's always better late than never...changing your life for the best has no timeframe.Congratulations Al Gore!

libertyfreedompatriot
libertyfreedompatriot

@MickeyOregon Typical wingnut rant: rambling, content-free, and hyperbolic. However, it must be pointed out that Bill Clinton calls himself a "vegan" but actually eats fish and eggs once per week. I'd call that being an "omnivore" and not a "vegan."

libertyfreedompatriot
libertyfreedompatriot

@DavidM.Higgins I agree, but going all vegan is unnecessary. A 80% vegetable/20% meat diet is healthy and environmentally sound, especially if the meat you buy is from a local farmer selling grass-fed beef.

ThomasLedbetter
ThomasLedbetter

@SnailGuy The point of online forums is to engage in interesting discussion, not post pathetic little insults. Grow up.

ThomasLedbetter
ThomasLedbetter

@UleNotknow Wrong side?!?  What the hell are you talking about?  WHile I eat meat myself, there are *proven* health benefits to a vegan diet?  SOoo.. being healthy now is considered the 'wrong side'?!?

JeffKrogue
JeffKrogue

@UleNotknow 

Actually eating an animal based diet, especially beef, requires a lot more resources than a plant based diet.  So Gore is being consistent with his environmental stance.

TryScheed
TryScheed

@UleNotknow --Being vegan isn't "controversial."

--Because being vegan isn't controversial, you can't be on a "side" just by being vegan.

--What the hell would make being vegan the wrong side, anyway?

--Do you even think anymore before saying something about Al Gore, or are you so knee-jerk against him that any negative thing you think about him is unquestioningly accepted?


libertyfreedompatriot
libertyfreedompatriot

@andy2198 A classic example of Republican argumentation. Keep it up! The more irrational and juvenile the Right is, the quicker it will fade into history.

jacqueline_ll
jacqueline_ll

@libertyfreedompatriot @DavidM.Higgins  

80% vegetable/20% meat is definitely not environmentally sound, grass-fed beef or not. Granted, it is better than eating tons of meat, but no. Raising cattle for meat is not only bad for air pollution, it damages the hundreds of thousands of acres where cattle graze, causes loss of habitat, allows invasive species of plants and insects to spread, and destroys riparian areas. 

Plus, no amount of meat is actually healthy for humans. Plant-based diets offer far healthier benefits.

Soakee
Soakee

Like me, he probably grew up in Tennessee when Al Gore was our (useless) junior U.S. Senator, and he knows the definition of windbag.

Bob432
Bob432

@JeffKrogue @UleNotknow It depends. The USA has quite a bit of grassland that is not well suited to growing vegetables or grains. Grazing cattle on that land makes sense. We get into resource intensive the moment we supplement their diet with large amounts of corn and soy. I have about 14 acres that would be quite difficult to turn into a 14 acre vegetable garden. But my 2 head of cattle contentedly munch grass and provide us with about 500 lb of beef a year. We have a 1000 sq ft garden and that is more work than the cattle. Plus we have to add compost, rock dust, and water to get much out of it. I know that what you say is true in general, but there are exceptions. 

libertyfreedompatriot
libertyfreedompatriot

@Bob432 @JeffKrogue @UleNotknow I'd go further: The small quantity of meat I eat is all from grass-fed/finished beef from a local farmer -- no corn, soy, etc. I think this is even  more environmentally sound than buying a processed vegan food made with tropical oils and shipped thousands of miles.