People are asking questions about their food, where it comes from, and how it impacts the environment.
Every type of food we eat has an environmental impact, including products that identify as plant-based. Overall, food accounts for 10-30% of a U.S. household’s carbon footprint. Other aspects of lifestyle, including travel and housing, make up a larger percentage of an individual’s footprint.
The key is to find the sweet spot – foods that together provide the greatest nutritional value to us, with a minimal environmental footprint. Dairy is accessible, affordable, and its health benefits are supported by a robust body of science. The essential nutrients found in dairy products can actually be difficult to replace with other foods.