Some say that they would love to go vegan but they can’t afford it. And in some ways, I know where they are coming from because:
Animal products and the mono-culture GMO crops that feed livestock are HEAVILY subsidized by the government, making them artificially cheap. This is despite the fact that they are incredibly resource-intensive to produce.
🥛Mock meats, plant milks, and some processed alternatives like yogurt made from coconut milk and cheese made from nuts are more expensive than the animal-derived alternatives, mainly because they are NOT subsidized, often require expensive ingredients, and come from small production companies that don’t benefit from economies of scale.
That said, the cheapest and healthiest sources of PROTEIN - legumes and whole grains - are incredibly inexpensive. Here you can see the prices for the various quantities of dried organic black beans, green lentils, barley, and rolled oats I bought today from the bulk bins of my local food cooperative. Not only are they inexpensive but they are extremely health-promoting sources of protein and carbs (high fiber, no cholesterol, tons of vitamins/minerals and minimal saturated fat) and are way more environmentally sustainable and can be bought in bulk with eco-friendly cotton bags to avoid using plastic.
It’s a win win win win 🏼.
Video by @joyfulvegan.
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