LEONARDO DICAPRIO is known for his philanthropic endeavours, specifically when it comes to helping the environment, and his latest project proves that the Oscar winner is willing to put his money where his mouth is. This week, he invested in a sustainable food company called Love The Wild, which specialises in frozen seafood meals. Sounds surprising? Let DiCaprio explain.
“Estimates show the earth’s population approaching nine billion by 2050, putting tremendous pressure on our natural food resources,” said DiCaprio in a statement, reports People. “Seafood is a primary source of protein for nearly a billion people - but climate change, acidification and over fishing are putting increased pressure on our oceans’ natural stability."
Asserting yesterday that Love The Wild “is empowering people to take action on this crisis in a very meaningful way” and uses only species of fish that are sustainably farmed (like striped bass, barramundi, catfish and trout), DiCaprio didn't pull any punches when explaining how important his new project is.How Leo Landed The Role Of Romeo
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“The exploitation of our oceans has left many marine ecosystems on the brink of total collapse, which is hurting our ability to harvest our seas as a reliable food source as we have for thousands of years,” he said.
As well as being an official ambassador for the UN, DiCaprio is already heavily involved with multiple organisations around the world that focus on sustainability through the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which he established in 1998. On the foundation's website, it pledges its dedication "to the long-term health and wellbeing of all Earth’s inhabitants. Through collaborative partnerships, we support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities."A Vogue Editor’s Love Letter to Leonardo DiCaprio