Plant-based milks have taken over the world. So much so, that there’s officially a day to celebrate them.

Today is World Plant Milk Day!

People are becoming more aware of the suffering inherent in the commercial dairy industry, as well as the harmful effects of dairy production on human health and The Earth.


Factory farming is a leading cause of climate change, and it is having devastating consequences on everything from air and water quality to our forests. The animal agriculture industry is the largest contributor to global water pollution, and the United Nations estimates that about 14.5 percent of global green house gas emissions can be attributed to animals raised for food and dairy.


Humans don’t need cow’s milk to be healthy. In fact, research indicates that dairy products put you at an increased risk for several health issues. Instead, you can get all the calcium, vitamins, and other nutrients you need from a healthy, plant-based diet.


In the dairy industry, cows are repeatedly impregnated. Shortly after a cow gives birth, her baby is taken away from her so that humans can drink the milk meant for the baby. This causes extreme distress for the animals. Cows are treated like milking machines, and end up slaughtered for meat after about 4 to 5 years. By simply choosing plant-based milks, you’re saving animals from this cruelty.

Thankfully, no matter where you are in the country, supermarkets’ shelves are becoming stocked full of delicious dairy alternatives.

Check out this list for some of our favorite plant milks.

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