A number of dairy farmers in the US are already turning their backs on the industry.
Among them, California’s oldest dairy farm, Giacomazzi, which has existed for 125 years, is closing down.
It gets rid of the cows and will instead grow almonds.
He is not alone.
A number of dairy farmers are turning their backs on the industry.
His colleague Cornell Kasbergen told ABC: “It is better if you invest your money in trees…. Almonds, pistachios, grapes… ”. There are many alternatives that produce a higher yield than milking cows. “
On the other side of the pond, in the UK, dairy farmers are also giving up their businesses.
According to new research, one dairy farmer leaves the industry every week.
More and more studies show that cow’s milk is good for calves, but not for us humans.
More and more consumers are therefore opting for milk alternatives such as oat, soy or almond milk.
There was already an outcry from the milk lobby and so the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided in 2017 that the designation “soy milk” is no longer permissible.
However, the names coconut milk and Leberkäs, but also peanut butter, were spared the madness.
Not only the oldest dairy farm in California has opted for an alternative to conventional milk, there is also a dairy in Germany that has recognized the nutritional trend and will also offer a plant-based milk alternative.
There are many reasons why more and more people are choosing an alternative to milk, from their own health to ethical reasons to environmental protection.
Germany is one of the world’s leading milk producers and can look forward to ample subsidies.
So much milk is being produced that it has resulted in an enormous surplus.
“Milk made in Germany” has long been landing in Africa, India, Latin America and China.
Around 33 million tons of milk are produced in Germany each year.
The turbo cows make it possible.
Everyone should be familiar with the grievances in factory farming by now.
Incidentally, the production of a glass of milk leads to almost three times the greenhouse gas emissions compared to non-dairy products, according to a study by the University of Oxford.
According to a study, it takes 5 liters of water to make 1 liter of milk and 650 square meters of land are required to produce one glass of milk a day. That corresponds to two tennis courts.
According to a study by the University of Oxford, the production of one glass of milk leads to almost three times the greenhouse gas emissions of non-dairy products.
Germany is one of the largest milk producers in the world. Around 33 million tons of milk are produced in Germany every year! Animal suffering is subsidized with taxpayers’ money.
A lot of money is involved, as the sales of the largest dairies show.
For example, the largest dairies come from France. Before Danone with a turnover of 18 billion euros, the French dairy Lactalis is even bigger with an annual turnover of 20 billion euros.
The largest dairy in the world is Nestlé. The group generates over 24 billion euros.
And I mean…In reality, nothing is true about the image of the idyllic dairy farming, which has been romantically transfigured to this day.
Instead, the milk business has turned into a multi-billion dollar industry, which ensures that milk consumption is constantly increasing all over the world.
And the suffering of the animals that produce the milk too.
And this despite the fact that almost two thirds of all adults worldwide are lactose intolerant.
A huge branch of industry has developed, the dairy industry is even the largest in the German food industry.
And for a few years now, the lactose intolerance business has also been flourishing
The new, lucrative trend towards lactose-free dairy products, however, serves less health than the manufacturers’ wallet.
But what is really behind the milk production?
How did the cows become suppliers for a high-tech dairy industry?
How are they suffering?
Who are the people behind it?
What effects does milk have on our health?
The dairy industry goes to great lengths to keep its secrets.
But thanks to the numerous undercover investigations in recent years, the reality and truth about this industry are becoming more and more public.
Regardless of whether in Europe, Asia or Africa – through this continued milk consumption we keep the infant in a permanent state. By nature, it is not intended that we can still process milk as adults.
Humans are the only mammals that will continue to consume milk in adult life.
And many people feel this in their lactose intolerance.
Therefore, myths and other long-established fairy tales of “oh so healthy milk” should each of us banish from our adult lives.
My best regards to all, Venus