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Soy offers many potential health benefits and is generally cheaper than meat.
Plant-based milk alternatives may not contain the same nutrients as cow’s milk.
Look out for products fortified with important vitamins and minerals.
A one-litre carton contains the equivalent of one small potato.
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Potato milk may not be the most nutritious plant-based alternative – but it still has some benefits.
Dairy has the biggest environmental footprint, but some plant-based alternatives come with a number of environmental issues, too.
There are so many milk alternatives these days, but it can be difficult to tell how beneficial they might be for our health. So we asked a dietitian to run through the main options.
A dairy cow grazes on the lawns in front of Parliament House in Canberra in 2015, as part of an industry event.
Pressure is mounting on Australia’s dairy farmers, from farm gate prices to animal welfare concerns, and technology that could produce milk without cows.
From #SoyBoy to #MilkTwitter, there’s a sinister side to milk.
In the mood for a cold drink.
The ability to digest dairy products enabled humans in some parts of the world to survive and thrive.
Some alternative ‘milk’ products are startlingly low on nutrition and many are packed with additives despite their ‘natural’ tag.
There’s a milk revolution going on in supermarkets and it’s showing no sign of retreat. Where formerly we might have had a simple choice between cow milk and soy milk, with a few other niche products available…
Fresh, raw soy milk and fresh, raw animal milk are very different foods.
There are good reasons why people may want to swap soy with dairy milk. The carbon, water and phosphate footprint of soy milk is a fraction of the latter. But the main reason for the increasing popularity…