Wednesday, 21 July 2021 11:30

Almond milk is 'disastrous'

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: This guy deserves a medal!

Almond milk and avocados are "disastrous for the environment" and vegans who buy them instead of meat and dairy should consider the impact of their diets, according to Adam Henson, a British farmer and Countryfile presenter.

Henson suggested those who attacked livestock farmers for contributing to climate change, while buying imported products with a high environmental footprit, were being inconsistent.

One almond nut produced in California requires 12 litres of water and some farmers in the US state are ripping out almond trees because of drought. Almond production in the US has been criticised for harming bees because it involves pesticides. Henson added: 'Avocados and almond milk are disastrous for the environment. It isn't a simple argument'.

"Beef, sheep and dairy farmers are having fingers pointed at them, but these industries are doing a huge amount about that."

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