Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA wants people to be more educated about plant-based eating.
“As Black people, a lot of us have the worst diets. We eat some of the, I mean, we eat things that I can never even think of,” he stated. “There’s a saying, you know, and I’ve read it a few times, that soul food is really like slave man’s diet.”
The hip-hop artist explained that whatever someone eats will likely be passed down through generations. He also said that a lot of doctors don’t know anything about nutrition, and usually settle on surgeries or medication as a means to heal people.
“Does the industry really care? I don’t think they have a concern about these issues,” he stated. “So the industry, it’s not really up to the industry, it’s up to the individual to be educated or educate themselves or learn.”
GZA stopped eating pork when he was about 11 years old.
“I stopped eating beef in 1989. Then I stopped eating fish, chicken, and turkey. Stopped drinking milk, eating refined sugars,” he stated.
He recently partnered with plant-based food brand Impossible Foods, starring in a four-part video series along with Ghostface Killah and RZA to help raise awareness about plant-based eating as well as the negative effects the meat industry has on the planet.