Friday, 04 September 2020 06:22

Say no to soya milk

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Vegans take note, a report published by the UK Sustainable Food Trust not only implicitly challenges the assumption that veganism and environmentalism work in symbiosis, it tacitly suggests that the two movements are in actual conflict with each other.

It calls upon vegans to stop drinking soy milk in order to ‘save the planet’, and that milk from cows – especially cows grazed on grass rather than imported soya beans – is much better for a sustainable planet.

“Vegans and others who buy milk substitutes are also harming the planet. They would do better to switch to milk from cows...if they want to help make a more sustainable planet,” the report states.

Global production of soya beans and has doubled over the past 20 years and continues to rise, suggesting this wrong-headed thinking is catching on.

Vegans might want to take a closer look at the true ‘greenness’ of their soya-based sausages and burgers too!


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