Oat Moo Tuesday


In late 2016, the Swedish company Oatly set up production in North America and began shopping its oat-derived “milk” to New York City’s latte cognoscenti. By the next autumn, oat milk had conquered the city’s “most esteemed coffee bars” at a “practically unheard of” rate, according to the coffee trade magazine Sprudge.

Chic cafés peddling a grainy Scandinavian-inspired formula may sound too twee for words. But the market for dairy alternatives is growing quickly in the United States, where negative perceptions of cow’s milk have created a thirst for substitutes made from coconut, peas, and hemp. Oat milk offers another benefit. If consumption approaches levels now enjoyed by industry leader almond milk, those urban hipsters may be the vanguard of a soil revolution.

Oat milk has three times the protein of its almond-based rival and at least twice the fiber, though it’s higher in carbs. When it comes to each drink’s environmental footprint, there’s no comparison. As I first reported in 2014, in California, home to 80 percent of the world’s production of almonds, nut trees are swallowing up land once devoted to crops that could be fallowed during droughts. California’s almond crop commands more than three times as much of the state’s annual water supply as Los Angeles. As droughts become more frequent, few ecologists would argue for extra almond groves.


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14 Responses to Oat Moo Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    I’m going to get some as soon as I can find it, can’t drink regular milk, yuk! The cows can keep it.


  2. Den says:

    Carol if you want to trim but don’t want to work too hard at it, This tool is cool


    • David B. Benson says:

      Carol, working hard keeps one healthy.


      • °¿º Carol says:

        My son has one of those, he’s used it over here. I actually have a battery one, not very big, that I used to use all the time. I need to dig it out, charge up the two batteries!

        Reciprocating, yeah…that’s what they’re called. I couldn’t think of that word, fortunately, the word was in the ad in the link.

        Thanks, Doc.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    According to TNYT today Den lives in the world’s 5th largest economy, displacing Britain. Now Britain has almost 66 million people and California but 40 million so Californians are, on average, 66/40 times as rich. But in neither place do the averages mean much.


  4. David B. Benson says:

    For a change up Monroe Street to California Street to go east to B Street and then the usual fast route to the Tokyo Seoul. Still only took 25 minutes.


  5. Den says:

    Cow car chasers:


  6. °¿º Carol says:

    Jill surprised me, coming over with the kids (he dogs) while I was still drinking my morning coffee. We yakked for awhile and we went outside around noon. I hung onto the puppy’s leash while Jill hoed and pulled weeds around two sides of my garage which are lined in Hostas. Grass has crept in and was getting into the Hostas. I need a person w/ a tiller to get over here to widen the flower beds around the house and garage. Have to push the jungle back. A constant fight.

    She went home around 3:00, I ate something then went out to mow just the front, next thing I knew I did the whole place. I get done a lot faster now that I don’t mow the abandoned house next door. Not abandoned any longer, the girl who bought it keeps the mowing up over there. All my trails are gone, can hardly tell where they used to be last year.

    Jill’s birthday Friday. She’ll be 48. Pete turned 50 in April but I probably mentioned that.


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