We have heard people say that almonds take a lot of water to grow.
Well what plant doesn't?
The irony behind this argument is that alfalfa, the crop used to feed cows, requires way more water than almonds.
Here are the facts
The consumption of animal products contributes to more than one-quarter of the water footprint of all humanity.
The water needed to produce feed is the major factor behind the water footprint of animal products.
The water footprint of any animal product is larger than the water footprint of a wisely chosen crop product with the equivalent nutritional value.
At me&Z we only source organic almonds.
When you buy organic you are protecting the bees and without the bees… well you know what happens. In our search for the best organic farmer we sampled many nuts from all over the world. But in the end we went with a ranch in California that held sustainable practices that aligned with our mission. In the process we learned what a crucial role the bees play in the cross pollinating of the trees.
A recent Harvard University study identified the neonicotinoids (the ingredient in pesticides) as one of the contributing factors to the dissemination of the bee population.
So it is crucial that we continue to promote organic farming as much as we can so we can sustain our vital bee population, and our planet.