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Musician Kanye West has acknowledged the impact the meat industry has on the environment – and says we must transition away from it.

The controversial rapper, artist, and designer made the comments while appearing on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan podcast – the most popular podcast in the world.

The pair discussed politics, religion, war, family, and other major topics during the almost three-hour conversation.

‘We talk about meat’

Kanye West said he ‘recognizes that we are in an imperfect world’, and this is something he acknowledges in conversations he has had about meat.

“When I talk to my fellow Christians…we talked about meat, talk about guns,” he said.

“In this imperfect world, there’s a transition between where we are today and where we’re going. Does the meat industry have a great impact on the ozone? From what I hear it does. And we have to transition.”

Is Kanye West plant-based?

From Kanye West’s wife Kim Kardashian West’s social media, it is believed that West and his family are ‘mostly plant-based‘ and that Kim is totally meat-free as well as predominantly plant-based.

Answering fans’ questions about her diet earlier this year, Kim Kardashian also revealed that her children – North, Saint, Psalm, and Chicago – eat mostly plant-based too, when someone asked ‘do the kids eat plant-based too?’

She wrote: “Yes they do! North is a pescatarian though.”

Kitchen tour

Kardashian West has also shown off the family’s food stash during a kitchen tour on Instagram earlier this year.

In a series of Instagram stories that have now expired, Kim went through the contents of her fridges and freezers, which included ‘lots of fruits and veggies’, ‘tons of oat milk and almond milk’ and Beyond Meat’s plant-based products.

“Look what I have for dinner tonight,” Kardashian West said to fans. “Vegan tacos. This is all plant-based.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.