Vegan butter and cheese brand Miyoko’s produces 20 times less greenhouse gas emissions from its products than those from dairy cheese, according to a recent third-party life-cycle analysis of the company’s environmental impact. Founded five years ago by environmentalist and vegan entrepreneur Miyoko Schinner, Miyoko’s produces vegan butter and cheese products—made from nuts, legumes, and other plants—which can be found in more than 12,000 retail locations across the United States, including Whole Foods, Target, and Trader Joe’s. Miyoko’s also recently became a Certified B Corporation which ensures the company is meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. The status means Miyoko’s is legally required to consider the impact of its decisions on its workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Earlier this year, Miyoko’s announced it will be launching a new line of nut-free cheeses made from a combination of potatoes, beans, and seeds.
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