A study realized by the University of Oxford analyzed the environmental impact different types of plant-based milks, such as soy, oat and almond, measuring their greenhouse gas emissions, land and water use. The results show that emissions from animal-based dairy products were up to three times higher than those from plant-based alternatives, and that soy and oat milk require dramatically less use of water. Any of the plant-based milk would require at least 10 times less use of the land than dairy milk.
such as soy, oat and almond
Greenhouse gas emissions
Any of them pollute at least three times less than dairy milk
Any of the plant-based milk would require at least 10 times less use of the land than animal milk
Oat milk requires 13 times less water than dairy, and soy milk even less
A Finnish study found that children that had an early introduction of dairy were more susceptible to developing diabetes, while the American Academy of Pediatrics found out that, by avoiding exposure to cow’s milk protein for at least the first three months of the child's life, it's possible to decrease up to 30% the incidence of type 1 diabetes.
A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology tracked the consumption of milk, fruit, and vegetable of more than 140,000 participants. The ones who consumed the most milk and the fewest servings of fruits or vegetables had higher mortality rates. When it comes to women, figures are even worse: the death rate was almost three times larger between those who consumed three or more servings of dairy per day and up to one serving of fruit or vegetables, when compared to women that consume less than one serving of dairy per day and five or more servings of fruits and vegetables.