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Soy, Almond, Oat Milks: Are They Udder Bull?

Soy, Almond, Oat Milks: Are They Udder Bull?

Update: 2018-10-0423
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Moooove over, dairy milk: the alternative milk craze is here. But are they more than just a frothy fad? To find out which is best for the planet, we speak to environmental researcher Joseph Poore.

Check out the transcript right here.

Selected references: 
  • Joseph’s study which has a comparison of soy and dairy milk, and his database which includes all his raw data and references 
  • Systematic review of greenhouse gases for different foods and drinks (see table 9 for milks)
  • Lots of studies here on the water footprint of different crops and animal products
  • A report comparing the environmental impacts of almond, oat, rice, soy and dairy milksCredits: This episode was produced by Meryl Horn with help from Wendy Zukerman, along with Rose Rimler and Odelia Rubin. Our senior producer is Kaitlyn Sawrey. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell. Fact checking by Michelle Harris. Mix and sound design by Emma Munger. Music by Emma Munger and Bobby Lord. For this episode we also spoke to Adrian Williams, Niels Jungbluth, Frank Mitloehner, and Adam Drewnowski. 
Comments (6)

Mae Lee Arant

coconut milk

Apr 15th
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Martin Z

also dairy is a very cruel industry to the cows and calves

Dec 1st
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Sarah Ferrigan

The point of plant milks is not to hurt animals and the benefit to the environment is a huge bonus.

Oct 12th
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Chris Horton

Dairy includes Cheese. Haven't seen much in the way of plant based cheese substitutes.

Oct 5th
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Rachel Greenlee

Chris Horton chao cheese is vegan and delicious. I actually prefer the taste to cow's milk cheese

Oct 5th
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Soy, Almond, Oat Milks: Are They Udder Bull?

Soy, Almond, Oat Milks: Are They Udder Bull?

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