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Old Tue, Mar-20-18, 14:21
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"US dairy farmers are in a crisis. Thirty percent have left the business in the last 10 years. Prices are the lowest they have been in the last three decades, yet costs of production keep inching upwards. If this pace keeps ups, we will be down to just the largest, vertically integrated mega dairies in a couple decades."

"Does increasing our consumption of plant-based milks benefit US family farmers? Certainly not as much as dairy milk, which is produced by around 41,000 farmers around the country and processed at regional milk plants. Small dairy farms can be licensed to bottle and sell their own milk. I don't know of any farms that bottle and sell their own soy or cashew milk in this country, but if you learn of any, please do let me know. Most of the plant-based milks are manufactured and distributed by only a few very large corporations, such as $6 Billion dollar company DanoneWave, makers of popular Silk and So Delicious brands. They buy ingredients from some US farmers, such as California almonds, but much of the ingredients are imported from other countries, such as coconut from the Philippines, or cashews from Africa and Vietnam."

I found this article at Localharvest very interesting. This is just an excerpt from the article, you can read the rest here:
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People who consume these non-dairy milks in the mistaken belief that animal foods will kill you irritate my very last nerve.
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Old Thu, Mar-22-18, 07:54
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People who consume these non-dairy milks in the mistaken belief that animal foods will kill you irritate my very last nerve.

Yes, what she said.
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