How vegans and vegetarians are contributing to the global water scarcity – economy

Study shows: Those who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet can do more harm to the environment than a meat eater because many plants need to be watered. This worsens the drought in the growing areas.

By Silvia Liebrich

Almond milk has a huge problem: it is not a particularly environmentally friendly food. Vegan milk substitute is more popular than ever, as it’s considered the perfect food for people who want to eat healthy and climate-friendly – and that doesn’t just apply to vegans and vegetarians. Compared to the original cow, the production causes much less CO₂. Another benefit of the herbal drink is that it is gluten and lactose free.

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