Brooklyn Borough President and vegan advocate Eric Adams has appealed to the Biden-Harris administration to adopt policies that promote plant-based nutrition to the American public. Adams is among a growing list of leaders who supports initiatives that promote plant-based nutrition.
Plant-Based Can Be A National Conversation
Since Adams went vegan in 2016 he has used his political platform to help fellow New Yorkers gain control of their health through several plant-based initiatives. Adams said. “Switching to a whole-food, plant-based diet taught me about the transformative power of what’s on our dinner plate. With the new Biden-Harris Administration in office, it’s time we take this conversation national.”
Adams is among a growing list of leaders who publicly support the JIVINITI Women’s Coalition—a diverse group of organizations composed mostly of women of colour led by non-profit The Virsa Foundation, which advocates for social justice through initiatives that promote plant-based nutrition. He also said, “We must turn food deserts into food oases, particularly in communities of colour where nutritional foods are scarce.” In December 2020, the group launched a campaign to challenge Vice President Kamala Harris to go vegan in January and beyond to set a plant-based example for all Americans.
Joining Adams, is 13-year-old vegan activist Genesis Butler and British entrepreneur Heather Mills, who are supporting JIVINTI’s mission and joining the call for the Biden-Harris administration to promote plant-based nutrition to all Americans. “I urge the Biden-Harris administration to take steps towards shutting down large-scale animal agriculture and ending systemic racism and the health crisis,” Butler said. “My generation looks up to our national leaders—especially powerful women leaders like Vice President Harris—to help secure a happy and healthy world for our tomorrow.”