healthy us or healthy environment – is it a choice?

Shrink the Supply Chain

Almonds, almond oil and almond milk have all become very popular over the last few years. They have been said to help weight loss, be beneficial to those with diabetes and are also included in diets for those with lactose intolerance as a healthy alternative to cow’s milk. Then, on top of that, they are included in diets such as Paleo, Atkins and The Raw Food Diet. In fact, we have become really very interested in them.

However, like everything, when we over-consume a product, it places strains on the environment in which it is produced. We have spoken a lot about California and the drought it is experiencing due, in part to the growth of Alfalfa for the Chinese cattle feed export market, as well as the water used in the fracking process which has put pressure on the State’s water system. Almonds are another huge cause of…

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