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The Impact of Pizza

By, Miyoko's Creamery | Jun. 23, 2023 |

 What impact does mozzarella have on our planet and its inhabitants? How does animal dairy mozzarella compare to Miyoko's?

The Impact of Pizza

Have you ever thought about the impact of pizza?

Probably not, but this unassuming and beloved food is responsible for supporting a large majority of the animal dairy industry. In 2022 alone, around 4.6 billion pounds of mozzarella were produced in the United States*. A large majority of this mozzarella was made for pizza. 

So what impact is this cheese leaving on our planet and its inhabitants? How does animal dairy mozzarella compare to Miyoko's?

Environmental Impact 

The dairy industry, like any other intensive farming sector, takes a toll on our planet. Large-scale dairy operations consume vast amounts of water, contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, and can lead to soil degradation.

In contrast, Miyoko's Pourable Plant Milk Mozzarella has a smaller carbon footprint, requires fewer natural resources, and generates fewer greenhouse gas emissions. The impact speaks for itself when it comes to mitigating climate change and protecting our environment.

Animal Welfare 

When it come to animal welfare, the diary industry is a top culprit. There are many horrifying practices in the dairy industry, some of which include separating calves from their mothers shortly after birth and subjecting cows to cramped living conditions and over-milking. By choosing options crafted from of plants and compassionately made, like Miyoko's Plant Milk Mozzarella, one can rest assured they are not supporting an industry that causes harm to animals. 

Personal Health Benefits 

In addition to being a compassionate choice, Miyoko's Plant Milk Mozzarella also offers significant health benefits. Traditional mozzarella cheese is high in saturated fats and cholesterol, which can contribute to heart disease and other health issues. On the other hand, Miyoko's Plant Milk Mozzarella, made from wholesome ingredients like cashews and coconut oil, is cholesterol-free and lower in saturated fats.

Beyond the general benefits of a plant-based diet, Miyoko's is a healthier alternative that still delivers the taste you crave!

The Results Are In

Choosing Miyoko's Pourable Plant Milk Mozzarella represents a powerful way to make a positive impact on multiple fronts, whether it's reducing your environmental footprint, supporting animal welfare, improving your personal health, or contributing to a more sustainable future. Together, we can create a more compassionate and sustainable food system, one bite at a time.