Is coconut milk sustainable?
Author: Claire Redden
In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, coconut milk is low on the charts. The tree's long life span, and ability to absorb carbon dioxide from the environment help to offset coconut milk's carbon emissions. The trade-off is that coconuts, unlike oats, exclusively grow in far-off, tropical locations that most people only see to put their vacation days to good use. Not only does this mean your coconut milk has to travel across the world to make it into your refrigerators, but it puts more than 70% of the global production demand on the backs of countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, and India as Business Wire explains.