Are Plant-Based Milks the Future of Dairy?

As the industry struggles, alt-milk options are growing

Leah Koenig
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7 min readSep 5, 2019

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Long before 2016, when fifth-generation dairyman Henry Schwartz decided to shut down Elmhurst Dairy in Jamaica, Queens, he saw the writing on the wall. Dairy consumption was declining and profit margins were increasingly squeezed, making it nearly impossible to turn a profit. Schwartz had kept the…

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Leah Koenig
Heated
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writer, cookbook author, lapsed twitter skeptic.