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Can the world quench China’s bottomless thirst for milk?

Image: Libreshot, Milk is poured into a glass, Public domain

This feature in the UK’s Guardian newspaper examines the environmental implications of China’s promotion of milk consumption. Dairy consumption in China has grown from very little to around 30 kg per year within the last few decades, and government guidelines recommend that people triple their current dairy consumption.

Read the full article here. See also the Foodsource resource How far could changes in consumption reduce GHG emissions?

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