All around the world, both adults and children consume dairy for various reasons, ranging from general health to fitness goals and even pure enjoyment. Because dairy contains protein, calcium, vitamin D and potassium, it contributes to bone health, heart health and healthy body mass.
Dairy products, also known as milk products, are products made from or containing milk. These products include but are not limited to milk, cheese, cream, and butter.
Dairy farming has existed since around the seventh millennium BC, and its value has only grown more since then. The most common dairy animals are cows, goats, and sheep, and the rearing of these animals, especially for the purpose of dairy production, has varying effects on the earth and on our lives.
Decades ago, dairy farming had more challenges in the processes than there are now, and these challenges affected the sustainability of the environment.
The concept of sustainability is not a new one as it’s been around since the 18th century thanks to Hans Carl Von Carlowitz, who used the term in relation to forestry. He used the term to refer to the long-term and mindful use of natural resources. This meaning applies to other sectors outside of forestry, for example, the dairy sector.
In recent times, because of climate change and the rise in carbon footprints all around the world, dairy farmers have taken to more sustainable practices to help reduce the effects on the land, the air and even the animals. Practices like recycling water for use, reusing waste as manure, and injecting manure beneath the soil surface to prevent odours are some of the few that are used on dairy farms around the world to maintain a sustainable and greener environment.
Making the Earth Safer
Without a healthy environment maintained by sustainable development, there can be no dairy for consumption, safe or otherwise. And a healthy environment is not the sole responsibility of farmers alone, but a collective duty involving consumers and producers alike.
As producers of dairy work toward a healthier earth that can serve us and the future generations, consumers of dairy can also contribute in a few little but profound ways.
Use refill containers
When you buy your milk and other dairy products like cream and cheese, use glass refill containers. Most glass refill containers are eco-friendly and biodegradable. They also help to reduce chances of littering.
The less food you throw out, the less polluted and the safer the environment. To avoid wastage, when you go shopping, buy dairy products that will last only long enough for you and your family to consume without having to exceed shelf life and get spoiled.
Use old items or items which have carried out their original purpose in DIY pursuits to meet other needs in your home.
For example, if you have multiple glass refill bottles that you don’t need, you can make a greenery in a corner of your home by keeping plants in the bottles. This way, you have recycled and planted right inside your home!
As a brand that stands for sustainability and a healthier planet for us and those to come, we will continue to imbibe the practices of sustainable development within our farming, manufacturing, and production services to give the best dairy products and keep the earth safe.
We encourage you to join hands with us so that we can all enjoy dairy without harming our home, Earth.