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It is cold out and here in the UK, we have been building boats due to all the flooding. In Scandinavia, it’s record cold, and they know all about cold weather. All this crazy weather is due to climate change, which is not something to celebrate. However, a visit to the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich this weekend showed an alternative use for the fossil fuels, in the form of artwork (see photo). It was a beautiful installation, although the cherub looks a bit terrified by all the coal dropping.

As an industry, we are working hard to ensure that coal and oil and other fossil fuels are reduced in use, rather than being burned as fuel that heats the planet. This is done by reducing our carbon footprint, via sustainable energy supply such as solar, biofuels and wind energy. And it’s about reducing the gases emitted by animals.

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. The agenda will cover past achievements in animal nutrition and the future of animal nutrition on the pathway to dairy net zero. For all of us in dairy, the cow is the source of our industry and the key to its future.

Here at Dairy Industries International, we will also be looking at the future, at the International Cheese and Dairy Expo, set for 27 June in Stafford, UK. Along with the Society of Dairy Technology Symposium and Dinner on 26 June and the ICDA Awards and networking lunch, it promises to be a solid two days of all things dairy in the UK. Don’t miss it! Please contact Samantha Bull for more ways to get involved: [email protected].

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