Actor Jack Black highlighted the environmental importance of following a plant-based diet during a recent interview with WIRED Autocomplete interview. The video interview tasked Black and comedian Awkwafina to answer the most Google-searched questions about themselves. In response to “Is Jack Black actor vegan?,” Black says, “No. But I would like to be. I am in spirit and, really, it’s time for everyone to consider that lifestyle. Why? For the environment. It turns out that I found out that vegans are better for the environment. Why? Cow farts.” Black was referring the copious amount of methane released by farmed cows (through farts and burps). Last year, an Oxford University study found that the meat and dairy industry are responsible for 60 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and if individuals removed animal products from their diets, they would reduce their carbon footprint by 73 percent. Black’s newest film Jumanji: The Next Level hits theaters this week and stars Kevin Hart—who shared his plans to transition to a plant-based diet with his nearly 80 million Instagram followers earlier this year.
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