It might be worth considering how eco-friendly that particular plant-based choice is next time you’re thinking about ordering an almond latte.
In her book, Food in a Changing Climate, University of Sydney associate professor Alana Mann noted the implications of ‘planet-friendly’ foods.
Consumers should look beyond the almond milk hype and take into account the environmental, social and economic impacts of growing nuts in the Australian climate, she said.
Her research at UoS within the Sydney Environment Institute comes at a boom time in Australia for almonds.
In what will be the largest crop on record, about 123,000 tonnes are expected to be harvested this year.