Dairy farming and the environment

Dairy farming has a dramatic impact on the environment. It’s because we grow vast amounts of crops to feed millions of dairy cattle and only a small part of it actually turns into dairy foods. If we ate the crops ourselves, we’d need grow less and use fewer resources. Dairy farming also uses huge amounts of water, pollutes the air with greenhouse gases and the infamous slurry lagoons so common at dairy farms often leak ammonia into water and pollute the air too.

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How to change your diet

Going dairy-free is not just a healthy choice, it’s also an ethical and sustainable one. If you’re used to meals based around meat and dairy, the idea of a plant-based diet may be daunting but we’re here to help make it super easy!

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All about dairy

Find all the above and more in Viva!’s ground-breaking resources:

An eye-opening guide Why You Don’t Need Dairy– presenting information on health, animals and the environment in an easy-to-read format.

A practical guide on how to cut dairy out of your diet and all you need to know to live a healthy and delicious dairy-free life: Everyone’s Going Dairy-Free

If you want to know more about dairy and your health and explore what scientific studies have to say, see the in-depth report White Lies


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