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Heat pumps and infant formula

The news that Nestlé is doubling its infant formula capacity while employing heat pumps and other environmental processes to reduce its carbon emissions in the Netherlands is a good news story on all fronts.

Trending in 2024

The Global Dairy Platform, as part of the Pathways to Dairy Net Zero, will offer on 17 January the first quarterly webinar of 2024, which will focus on the potential of animal nutrition to lower dairy’s environmental footprint.

Looking forward in 2024

The new year brings lots to look forward to in 2024, with the International Cheese & Dairy Expo at the top of the list.

Anxiety versus hope

The export market is an interesting one, according to the live webinar held by Bord Bia last week about the future of dairy in the UK. A survey by Kubi Kalloo about what the British consumer was looking at, found that they are anxious about mostly everything lately.

Your vote counts

The year 2024 promises to be quite an election year, with many countries off to the ballot box. I hope the voters choose politicians who will do the longer-term thinking that is required now, both for their countries and for the planet.

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A trip to Cork and the digital future

We travelled to Cork, Ireland, for the Society of Dairy Technology’s 80th Anniversary Conference, which was held at University College Cork on its campus. I for one am excited and looking forward to continuing our work with the Society in 2024, which will involve the International Cheese & Dairy Expo.

Delivering dairy sustainably

With the theme of, “The Future is Dairy,” there was much to discuss at the European Dairy Association in Brussels, Belgium 7-9 November. Heads of several companies, ranging from FrieslandCampina to Lactalis and Arla Foods, detailed their moves to feed the planet while containing emissions.

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Heading up north

I can’t help thinking that what people are now looking for on the main street of cities and towns, is specialism. This is where the cheesemonger and the butcher can take aim at the consumer wallet.

Ageing well

Dairy UK’s Stronger for Longer event last year, examined the research done in using dairy to slow bone loss, preserve muscle mass and add nutrition to the diet of the older folks among us.

Getting together

No matter what happens, dairy keeps going to provide nutrition and drive innovation in the sector in so many areas. We pull together and make things work, while making dairy a sustainable, low-carbon, empowering segment of the larger food industry.

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Dairy Industries International