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Almonds Aren't the Culprit, Honey

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Every few months, articles calling the sustainability of almond milk into question — and subsequently evoking fear in almond milk-drinkers — seem to circulate the internet. That cycle may have peaked on Wednesday when The Guardian published a lengthy article about the connection between the almond industry and the honey industry titled "'Like sending bees to war': the deadly truth behind your almond-milk obsession.'" The topic went viral in the U.S. after The Cut picked up the piece, publishing a summary under the title "Almond Milk Is Even More Evil Than You Thought." The sensational story angles are causing heated discussions online, leaving people with a few questions. Namely, why are so many bees dying due to the almond industry? And is it ethical to eat almonds and drink almond milk?