Actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently invested an undisclosed amount in vegan brand Califia Farms. The company raised $50 million in new capital last week to expand its production capabilities and promote new plant-based products such as its probiotic drinkable yogurt line. While DiCaprio has not confirmed that he is vegan, in recent years he has used his fame to bring awareness to environmental issues caused by factory farming. Last year, the actor disclosed his investment in vegan brand Beyond Meat and expressed that his aim in supporting the business was inspired by the negative environmental impacts of animal agriculture. “Livestock production is a major contributor to carbon emissions,” DiCaprio said. “Shifting from animal meat to the plant-based meats developed by Beyond Meat is one of the most powerful measures someone can take to reduce their impact on our climate.”
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