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Is David Attenborough Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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A national treasure, David Attenborough is best known for his broadcasting, producing and presenting of many documentaries on the natural world, and recently these have focused on the environment and the urgent need to help the planet. But is he himself vegan?

About David Attenborough

Attenborough is an iconic figure due to his work with the BBC, producing and voicing a range of programs about the world’s natural resources and animals, regularly advocating for greater biodiversity and against the encroachment of the natural world by human consumption. With work spanning 80 years, he has been awarded many accolades over his career, including Emmy awards and BAFTAs for his narrative work, as well as the Kew International medal, the Kalinga Prize For Popularization Of The Sciences from UNESCO. He was also awarded the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 2020 Birthday Honours for his work. 

Is David Attenborough vegan?

David Attenborough isn’t vegan, but he has suggested that he is still plant-based. In his latest project, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, he advocated for meat reduction and to go plant-based. In an interview with Radio Times in 2019, he stated that he isn’t vegan or vegetarian, but that he rarely eats meat. His diet, therefore, seems to fall more closely aligned to the planetary health diet, rather than the vegan diet. 

For more information about the planetary health diet, this is your next read!

Photo credits: Digital Spy

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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