Cows vs. Nuts: Who Gets to Be Called Milk, and Are They Climate Friendly?

Consumption of dairy milk has plummeted 37 percent since the 1970’s and now some big players are looking for the right to call but product “milk”.

Almond, soy and other plant-based milks (even pea milk) have a smaller carbon footprint than cow’s milk, and they’re cutting into dairy’s market share. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Stay informed about the latest climate, energy and environmental justice news by email. Sign up for the ICN newsletter. Walmart, the country’s largest food retailer, plans to begin selling a new chilled milk this month that bears the cutely clever brand name Milkadamia. Made from macadamia nuts grown at the edge of the Australian rainforest, then processed into a paste, shipped to the U.S. and turned into milk at a plant […]

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