Why your almond milk latte is doing the environment more harm than good

The vegan staple isn't as wholesome as you think it is
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Why your almond milk latte is doing the environment more harm than good

With Veganuary in full swing, you might think you’re doing your bit by switching to non-dairy milks.

But it turns out, almond milk isn’t as virtuous as its other non-dairy counterparts.

According to The Guardian, almond milk’s global popularity is putting a strain on the bee population used to pollinate almond orchards in California, and billions of honeybees have been depleted as a result.

Almond pollination requires huge numbers of bees, plus lots of farmers in California are relying on pesticides to yield a massive crop to meet market demands – the state’s Central Valley region produced 80 percent of the world’s almond supply.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should switch back to cow’s milk. Oat milk is a great alternative that tastes even better in frothy, caffeinated form.

We're switching, will you? 

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