Bill Clinton should make his personal diet the subject of his keynote at his next Global Initiative. It stands to reason that if plant-based eating (sans added oils) is helping Number 42 reverse his own heart disease, that a strong dose of plant-based eating could begin to reverse three major health problems facing the developing world--obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. And there is a certain gal that could use some help, too: Mother Nature.
The human and environmental toll of our over consumption and over subsidization of meat is the elephant steak in the room. The loss of life, loss of productivity, and general suffering that flows from this government-endorsed paradigm should be examined. The cure for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity is found on the end of our forks and Clinton knows it. His diet says it all. He didn't stop eating McDonald's because the taste of it changed.
Use your pulpit to share a solution that is already fully formed and just needs another cheerleader, Mr. President. One speech will do so much good. Tell your clean little secret and then you can get back to the rest of the world's problems. Thanks for all you do.
By Adam Butler