The latest environmental trend is here: pouring milk into grocery stores.
Across the UK, environmentally concerned teenagers are making ‘milk spills’. The new trend is to go into grocery stores, collect cartons of milk produced by cows and pour the contents, according to animal rights group Animal Rebellion.
Videos that have appeared on social media show teens spilling milk on the floor, sales counters, and elsewhere in the store.
“The dairy industry is incredibly destructive to the environment. The world’s top 5 meat and milk companies are now responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than Exxon, Shell or BP,” the organization said in a tweet. Saturday.
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“We NEED a plant-based future now,” he added.
The account also shares a report from Grain, an international nonprofit organization, and the Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy (IATP), calling on the planet to “drastically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions” by eliminating the consumption of meat and dairy products.
According to Animal Rebellion, the “milk pours” took place on Saturday in eight different locations, including London, Manchester, Norwich and Edinburgh.
“Animal husbandry is THE main cause of the loss of our wildlife and natural ecosystems,” the group said in another tweet, which also asked the government to “support farmers in an urgent transition to a food system. plant-based and allow free land to be re-wilded in order to restore wildlife populations. ”
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Several countries around the world have imposed regulations on the agricultural sector, such as limits on nitrogen emissions from milk production. Environmentalists have encouraged the use of alternatives to milk, such as almond, soy, coconut and oat milk, although these have also been criticized.
The Biden administration has indicated that it intends to push changes in the US agricultural industry to address climate change.
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In 2020, the EPA estimated that 11% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions came from the agricultural sector, compared to 27% from transportation, 25% from energy, and 24% from industry.
Fox News’ Teny Sahakian contributed to this report.