Executive Director, Mia MacDonald, was recently interviewed by China Global Television Network (CGTN) for a story on Dean Foods filing for bankruptcy and the rise of alternative milks. The story aired on November 22nd and is called “Rise in milk alternatives has US dairy feeling the heat.” It can be viewed here.
MacDonald says, “Beef is generally considered the number one contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in terms of animal-sourced foods. But dairy actually is number two. So dairy is a significant factor as we look at our own diets in terms of reducing our own impacts on the global climate.” The reporter, Karina Huber, talks about how dairy consumption is rising in China, but there is also growing awareness about the environmental impact. MacDonald continues, “I see China as really crucial to shaping that discourse going forward and to helping the world produce better, more sustainable, more ethical, more climate-compatible food systems, for sure.”