A lot of people have started drinking non dairy milks for various reasons. Some people want to help the environment and so people want to know if oat milk is really more ethical than dairy milk. It turns out oat milk only uses 10 liters of water for every 1 cup serving. This is in addition to 0.18 kg of C02 output. Compared to dairy this is a pretty drastic reduction. Soy milk and coconut are other popular alternatives that offer a low cost to the environment.
- People have different reasons for wanting to drink plant based or alternative milks, either for the planet or for their lactose intolerance.
- Oat milk is very popular, but it isn’t at all new, it was developed for both of those reasons; lactose intolerance and sustainability.
- Oat milk uses less water to produce, and it leaves very little carbon during its production.
“Comparatively, the crop doesn’t suck up water resources and irrigation is well-planned. However, the production of soy has disturbed ecosystems and caused mass deforestation.”
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