In California restaurants that cater to the carbon-offset classes, almonds have gone the way of foi gras. Growing the nuts in the midst of drought is absurdly water intensive, and their irrigation entails hefty CO2 costs-- if growing one almond takes a gallon of water, what does it take to put a gallon of almond milk on a Wholefoods shelf?
Despite rising sales of milk of the poppy on HBO, the threatened ban has sent PBS' soy-swilling punditry into a swoon: what else can white vegetable fluids in cartons be called ?
The answer may lie in Middle English.
As the Norman word 'bevrage' from boire, the French verb 'to drink' long ago morphed into the beverages we drink today, the next neologism could be :
IF BEVEGE DOESN'T SOUND VEGAN ENOUGH,
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