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Only bloody well killing the planet. Nice one guys.
Answers are touch my friends, answers are touch.
Gave up milk but have had no success finding milk substitutes that don't taste like fried sick
Fucking price of formula these days too, smh.
Beware of knock-offs.
lots of white middle class vegans getting needlessly defensive about this in the comments and on social media
Maybe they're just looking at comparable stats, rather than this article, which doesn't, and seems to blame the effects of a whole sector on one fairly small section of it.
Producing feed for cattle to produce milk is still way more water-intensive and environmentally destructive than producing almonds for almond milk, per litre.
Though I'm not sure what the effects are of cow milk produced for exportation in the same area.
Virtually all the almond milk in the UK comes from the mediterranean, and that uses minimal irrigation.
how do you milk a almond
squeeze it's tiny little teats
what's it like?
you'd love it!
"watching our kids' futures slowly and imaginatively dying" way
intensive farming, of the kind you generally do to keep up with consumption demand in the west, is incredibly often going to lead to damage to the environment, be it short-term, long-term, cumulative or whatever. if everyone drank cow's milk, there'd be more cattle farming which is also environmentally destructive.
what we're witnessing is the issues with having a huge global population and near unchecked demand, especially in the wealthier economies. and as always, we're all complicit. it's like, we can conveniently put out of our mind the shittiness we're piling up for our children and grandchildren. we wouldn't physically beat them for no reason, but as long as it's indirect, it's cool and we feel good about ourselves!
and no, i don't have solutions to propose either.
or hold in our minds.
That stuff is lovely, if a funny colour. Oat milk is oddly nice, as is coconut (not coconut milk, the Koko stuff). None of it works in tea or coffee though, just cereal.
soya milk disintegrates into white gunk. that's fine in tea tho.
i've been on mainly soya milk for the last two years (mostly because of a slight intolerance towards milk, especially early in the day) but i had to go back to regular recently, as it's like half the price. i think i like soya more though :'(
there's loads of water.
(or this coconut water pish)
or coconut milk (as in the stuff used in Oriental cooking). It is the milk you make out of coconuts in the same way as almond milk or soya milk. Confusing.