“The single biggest driver of both climate change and loss of biodiversity is the agricultural sector… If we get it right about food we can fix some of the biggest global challenges. The world needs to eat more plants like fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and less animals.”1TEDMED. 2017. A recipe for a healthier planet. Video available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q68iq4fO5Wg&t=264s [Accessed 23 September 2021].
Dr Gunhild Stordalen is a Norwegian physician and environmentalist known as “the world’s most glamorous vegan billionaire”.2Khan, N. 2020. 5 vegan millionaires and billionaires – did Mukesh Ambani, John Mackey and Gunhild Stordalen get rich thanks to their plant-based diets? Style. Available: https://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/well-being/article/3090972/5-vegan-millionaires-and-billionaires-did-mukesh-ambani [Accessed 23 September 2021]. But she’s much more than just glamourous. Stordalen is the co-founder and president of Eat Forum, a non-profit organisation “dedicated to transforming our global food system through sound science, impatient disruption and novel partnerships.”3Eat Forum. 2021. About. Available: https://eatforum.org/about/ [Accessed 23 September 2021].
Stordalen founded the Stordalen Foundation with her husband, which supports green organisations and projects, and she has spoken out against the cruel fur trade on many occasions: