Foods, the largest milk company in the US, has filed for bankruptcy. This is
because there’s been a decline in the US consumption of cow milk. More
and more companies that offer dairy-free milk have been overtaking the market. In
fact, oat milk has contributed to $52 million in sales last year, according to
Nielsen data. On the other hand, the sale of cow milk reduced 2.4 percent in this
amount of time. According
to the company’s CEO, Eric Beringause, they’re still influenced by a
challenging operating environment characterized by a decline in milk
1975, cow milk intake has dropped 50 percent. Why
Are more and more People Turning to Dairy-Free?
Animal cruelty is one of the major reasons why people
are giving up on dairy.
Unfortunately, milk production requires forceful cow
impregnation so that milk production can happen. Moreover, newborn cattle are
taken from mothers to be used for meat and the milk to be drained from the
Cows also live in horrible conditions and are exposed
to emotional and physical terror. Factory farming is abusive and people are
noticing this now more than ever before.
Another reason is that people are trying to help the
earth- sadly; the Amazon rainforest is being destroyed because of the need for
land for animals to graze and farmers to produce meat and dairy.
This is polluting our earth, our nature, and our
waters. Plus, 90 percent of soy is leading to deforestation and it’s used for
animal feed, not for humans.
The health aspects of its consumption are also
concerning- overconsumption of dairy milk was associated with higher mortality
rates. And, unlike what it was thought by now, it actually makes our bones more
prone to fractures, not less.
If we take a look at other animals that don’t drink
the milk of another animal, it’s due to the fact that they lack the needed
enzymes to dissolve the sugar. And, we’re no different- so, this is why lactose
intolerance is 90 percent present in our population.
As humans, we never had this enzyme and so we had to develop the LTC gene through mutation. This gene allows us processing lactose as adults. So, this is against what’s natural, right?
Dairy Milk Become Part of the Past?
Despite CEO’s claims that they did their best to make their business more cost-efficient and agile, they’re still facing problems because of the reduction in dairy milk intake.
And, numerous drinks, sodas and teas, have led to this.
As well as numerous yogurts, bars, and other on-the-go breakfasts appearing on
the daily, and thus, completely removing milk out of the picture.
But, not all dairy’s been impacted negatively- the
intake of cheese and butter in the US is on the rise since the 1996.
Dean has 16000 employees and 60 facilities throughout
the country. On a daily basis, it runs 8000 refrigerated delivery trucks on the
roads of the US.
It supplies milk for brands like TruMoo, Dairy Pure,
and Meadow Gold, and numerous store brands.
The company will continue working normally while they put their finances in order. The filing for bankruptcy comes at challenging times for dairy farmers who were already facing low prices due to oversupply.
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