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Which milk alternative should we be drinking?

Milk drinkers are turning their backs on dairy in favor of plant-based milks billed as kinder to the planet. Are they all more sustainable than cow’s milk?

You don’t need to go far today to find some kind of plant-based milk. Soy and rice milk are no longer confined to the dusty shelves of health food stores, and other substitutes like oat, coconut, and even hemp milk are now widespread in coffee shops and supermarket aisles.

While in the past those who opted for almond rather than dairy milk might have done so to take a stand for animal rights or because they’re lactose intolerant, many people are now switching to plant-based milks in response to the growing climate crisis. So which one is actually best for the environment? And how do they stack up against dairy in terms of nutrition?

Read the rest here: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200207-which-milk-alternative-should-we-be-drinking

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