Over the past 50 years the answer to a simple question—where does milk come from?—has changed. We look at where most milk comes from, and then explore organic and pasture based alternatives.
Even on idyllic pasture-based dairy farms, newborn calves may face a harsh fate if left to their clueless mothers. Why are 70% of dairy cows such lousy moms?
Methane is a problem that some pasture-based farms have started to tackle head-on. One particular method being used to reduce methane emissions is to collect the gas and convert it into electricity.
Like everything in nature, milk has its season. We’ve grown accustomed to fresh milk year round, but at a cost. There are welfare, health and environmental consequences of turning milk into an industrial product. Changing our perspectives is the most important part of the solution.
Conscientious dairy farmers are hoping for a a new generation of environmentally friendly packaging—without the specter of GMOs.