‘We’re not going to stop eating dairy’: A new strategy for vegans
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People are turning to dairy products for their protein intake and the dairy industry has come under increasing scrutiny from environmental groups over its role in climate change.
Read more article It is estimated that about a third of the world’s population now consumes dairy products, with some 3.7 billion people consuming at least some form of dairy.
The European Union is looking to introduce legislation to limit production of animal feed in order to reduce animal suffering, which has been linked to climate change and other issues.
It is expected that this legislation will be voted on by the European Parliament in 2018, according to a new report by the NGO Food & Water Watch.
The organisation says that by the year 2050, a third or more of the global population will be consuming at most a quarter of their daily calorie needs from dairy products.
“We’ve seen over the last 10 years, the world has moved away from dairy and towards meat and cheese, so we’re seeing more and more people switch from dairy to meat and dairy products,” said Kristian Thys, executive director of Food & Waters Watch.
“People are getting more and less of what they were used to growing food on their own.”
The dairy industry is a key source of protein for the world.
“There are a number of steps that can be taken to protect this growing sector.”
The report calls for a moratorium on new dairy products in the European Union, but it is not the first time that the dairy sector has come in for criticism.
In 2017, the UN Environment Programme called for the EU to regulate the dairy farming industry.
“It is time for a concerted, global movement to take action to prevent the collapse of the dairy farm industry, and to ensure the protection of biodiversity,” said the report.
“If we do not do so, the dairy farmers will simply continue to do what they do best, and the consequences will be dire.”
The organisation also wants to see measures implemented to help the dairy companies, including a requirement for dairy farmers to have health certificates and traceability to the land on which they grow their dairy.
In 2018, a report by World Health Organization (WHO) found that dairy farmers in India were responsible for the majority of the country’s disease cases.
The report found that a quarter or more (23 per cent) of cases of the disease were attributed to the dairy farms.
The WHO warned that the industry had been unable to address the health risks posed by the disease, and called on the sector to “take the lead in implementing a regulatory framework for dairy production, processing and transport in India.”
It said the industry was failing to meet its responsibility to ensure animal welfare and to tackle environmental concerns.
“Failure to address animal welfare concerns could contribute to the spread of disease in livestock populations in future,” the report said.
Dairy farming has been subject to a number health challenges in recent years, including the introduction of a strict policy for handling manure, and an increase in antibiotics.
The government in India has been criticised for the increase in antibiotic use, and has been accused of forcing farmers to use more antibiotics.
It has also been accused by some animal rights groups of failing to protect the environment.
According to the report, India is the third largest producer of antibiotics in the world, and some experts say it is important that the country addresses its environmental impacts.
“Agricultural practices are the single most important environmental impact in the country,” said Thys.
“They contribute to global pollution of rivers and lakes, and they cause environmental degradation, particularly in the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, which are particularly sensitive to air pollution.”
The environment organisation said that it was concerned about the environmental impact of the growth of livestock in the north of India, where many dairy farmers are based.
“In the northern states, the agricultural practices are particularly damaging to the environment and the livelihoods of communities in the region, and are particularly harmful to biodiversity,” the organisation said.
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