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An error occurred while saving the commentCharlie P commented
The article is based on an article by the Sustainable Food Trust (https://sustainablefoodtrust.org/articles/local-alternatives-to-soya-and-palm-meal-will-help-save-rainforests/), which is misleading by omission. The article makes the assertion that cow's milk is better than soya milk for the environment based only on the amount of soya beans required (which put like that sounds ridiculous). It ignores the other environmental effects of raising cows. Furthermore, it ignores the relative sources of soy: many soya milks such as alpro use EU soya beans whereas the same is not true of cow feed. Hence the rainforest loss due to soya milk is less than that of cow feed. (less importantly: it fails to mention other vegan milks which are almost all better than cow's (and as established so is soya))
The whole article is based only on that of the Sustainable Food Trust which is chaired by an cow farmer, hence clearly has a vested interest in promoting dairy - this may (or may not) cause subliminal or overt lies by omission, either way making the source somewhat biased and untrustworthy (especially without a single other source).
This article is therefore bad journalism and needs to have additional context. But it's not just this article that has this problemCharlie P supported this idea ·