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Almond milk might not be as ‘planet-friendly’ as you think, expert sparks fiery debate – ABC News

Next time you’re thinking about ordering an almond latte, it might be worth considering how eco-friendly that particular plant-based choice really is because the…

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Next time you’re thinking about ordering an almond latte, it might be worth considering how eco-friendly that particular plant-based choice really is.
Key points:

  • A single almond needs about 12 litres of water to grow
  • Australia is the second biggest exporter of almonds in the world after the US
  • Cow’s milk has more nutritional value than almond milk

University of Sydney associate professor Alana Mann has nutted out the implications of “planet-friendly” foods in her book, Food in a Changing Climate.

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