Category: Health and Nutrition

America’s first milk was vegan milk

Food journalist Avery Yale Kamila discusses Native American traditions for making milks, butters and cheeses from nuts in a new article, “Americans have been enjoying nut milk and nut butter for at least 4 centuries.” As Freya Dinshah noted last year in the New York Times, “We’ve had coconut milk since probably the beginning of time and if they want to be explicit they can say cow milk and we can say soy milk. The dairy industry thinks they’ve got the corner on milk.”

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AVS in USA Today: Why are more families eating vegan?

This week, the president of AVS contributed the vegan perspective to a special section for one of the most popular news sources in the the USA. Freya Dinshah, who has been tracking the growth of vegan interest in the US for the past 60 years, was invited to address the increasing adoption of vegan eating and living: “People are trying vegan and liking it. They are feeling the benefits,” she says, and “realizing the values.”

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