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Climate change: Which vegan milk is best?

The popularity of vegan foods continues to grow, with January seen as a traditional time to consider giving them a try.

  • By Clara Guibourg and Helen Briggs
  • BBC News

Milk alternatives, such as oat, soy, almond or coconut, are one area of interest, with sales rising in the UK.

A scientific study suggests the greenhouse gas emissions used in the production of plant-based milks are lower than for dairy milk.

But which milk has the smallest impact on the planet?

Producing a glass of dairy milk results in almost three times the greenhouse gas emissions of any non-dairy milks…

Looking at land use, the difference is starker still…

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