The hidden cost of almond milk: ‘Exploited and disrespected’ bees are dying by the billions

Article Link: https://nationalpost.com/life/food/the-hidden-cost-of-almond-milk-exploited-and-disrespected-bees-are-dying-by-the-billions

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

Almonds, blended and strained in substantial quantities to satisfy our collective thirst for nut milk, have travelled a great distance to become a coffee shop staple. Native to the Tian Shan Mountains of Central Asia, California’s Central Valley produces more than three-quarters of the world’s supply. Grown in mega-farms wholly reliant on honeybees for pollination, it’s the insects that now must do the travelling.