Sustainability

Multiple companies have acknowledged that dairy farming does contribute a significantly to GHG emmissions, but that they are actively working to minimize their environmental footprint.  ©GettyImages/Grigorenko

Dairy industry disputes GRAIN report on global GHG emissions

By Mary Ellen Shoup

International nonprofit GRAIN has revealed that the world’s top 10 dairy companies emitted roughly 231Mt (million tons) of CO2 in 2016, the equivalent of half of France’s total GHG footprint and a quarter of the emissions emitted by Germany.

The Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam is aimed at facilitating sustainable practices in the global dairy sector. ©GettyImages/nuiiko

US endorses Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The US has endorsed the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, a joint effort between the United States National Committee of the International Dairy Federation (US-IDF) and the International Dairy Federation (IDF), aimed at promoting the sustainable development...

Around 1,600 FrieslandCampina farms already have solar panels installed. Pic:©iStock/DutchScenery

FrieslandCampina taps in to dairy farm solar energy

By Jim Cornall

Henk Kamp, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, has given out SDE+ (Encouraging Sustainable Energy Production) subsidies of more than €200m ($239m) for the installation of solar panels at the roofs of FrieslandCampina member dairy farms.