Dairy Sustainability eNews

Seeking to sustain a nutritious diet

This year, food’s impact on nature and dairy’s role in a nutritious, sustainable diet will be topics in talks about a shakeup of the food system globally and a review of dietary guidelines in Australia.

The Australian dairy industry is part of these talks and the Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework is already reimagining what nutritious food for a healthier world will look like in 2030.

The role of dairy foods in a healthy diet is acknowledged in a new guide released by the United Nations ahead of the Food Systems Summit 2021 and in the latest American Dietary Guidelines.
In this issue we look at how dairy farmers and manufacturers in Australia are finding new, innovative ways to provide nutritious food within the boundaries of the planet’s ecological limits.

Plant based cartons for fresh milk

A move to make milk cartons from sugar cane and wood is one example of how the Australian dairy value chain is finding ways to package products sustainably.

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RELATED Dairy is committed to reducing its environmental impact

Beston set to invest $7m in solar

Beston Global Food Company is set to become the first large dairy company in Australia to supply nearly half of its own power needs from renewable energy generated on-site.

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Dairy farm tackles carbon footprint

Sustainability is the new ethos at Union Dairy where Colin McKenna is transforming the carbon footprint of his farm with tree plantings, waste reuse and renewable energy.

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Farmers look to the sea on climate

A native sea plant could be the next big thing as Australian dairy farmers actively take steps to reduce their environmental impact.

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RELATED Dairy aims for 30% less GHGs intensity by 2030

Also in sustainability news

Lastly, for an update on dairy globally, see the latest bulletin from the Global Dairy Platform and/or this e-flash from the European Dairy Association.
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