James Cameron and Suzy Amis Switch to Vegan Diet and Grow Their Own Food on Farm
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Eats, Healthy Living, Vegan
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Looks like a future sustainable clothing line isn’t the only thing Suzy Amis Cameron has on her radar.

In an interview with Racked.com, the 52-year-old wife of director James Cameron revealed that she’s hard at work on writing not one, but several books about the connection of food and the environment.

This is huge news – not only because of Amis Cameron’s reach, but also because of her intimate involvement in promoting and fostering sustainable agriculture. Back in 2011, the Camerons – like so many others – became inspired to adopt a plant-based lifestyle after watching the film “Forks Over Knives.” Since then, the family has become outspoken advocates for embracing a vegan diet as a means to save the environment.

“I’ve had an epiphany recently,” James Cameron said in June 2013. “I want to challenge all of you as people of deep conscience, people who are environment stewards of the earth and oceans…By changing what you eat, you will change the entire contract between the human species and the natural world.”

“I felt like I was waking up from a long sleepwalk,” Cameron added of his switch to a plant-based diet. “I believe we are all sleepwalking off a cliff if we don’t do this.”

As for the sustainable agriculture part, the Cameron’s have some experience there too. When in residence, they grow about 90% of the food they eat on their biodynamic 100-acre coastal farm in California. The other part of the year is spent managing and converting their 3,500 acre farm in New Zealand from a former dairy operation to something more crop-based. 

“You can’t be an environmentalist, you can’t be an ocean steward without truly walking the walk and you can’t walk the walk in the world of the future, the world ahead of us, the world of our children, not eating a plant-based diet,” Cameron said in 2012.

So yes, it’s fair to assume that Suzy Amis Cameron’s new series of books will certainly be all about the benefits – not just environmental – but also mind and body for going vegan.

“I’ve got about five books going right now,” she told Racked. “Food Choice and Sustainability by Oppenlander and Colin Campbell’s new book called Whole. I’m in the midst of doing a lot of research for the books I’m writing.”

For those unfamiliar, both Campbell and Oppelander are huge names in the world of plant-based living. Dropping the names of those two books is reason enough to get excited over what Amis Cameron has planned.

Check out the full interview on Racked here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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