Myth: Milk Alternatives Are Better for the Environment

Many environmentalists have encouraged consumers to ditch real dairy for an alternative product to help the planet. But some alternatives are worse than the happy cows of California.

Almond milk production, for example, has been listed as one of the main contributors to the drought that has taken place on the west coast. It takes 130 pints of water just to make one glass of almond milk. Additionally, almond production can be detrimental to bees. At least one-third of the commercial bees used to pollinate almond trees die each year. 

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