1. You've been a vegetarian for many years—what made you start?
I started on Chinese New Year in 2001, so it’s been a full 17 years. At the time, it was very simple—I just didn’t want to cause any suffering [to the animals] for my personal enjoyment of food.
Soon after that, I started reading anything I could on the topic and it became more about the health and sustainability aspects. That’s when it really surprised and stunned me—how the animal agriculture industry could do so much damage to the planet, which is to us, basically.