31
May
2016

Raise Your Glass to Dairy on World Milk Day!

Milk lovers across the world will be celebrating the white stuff for World Milk Day on Wednesday 1st June 2016.

Speaking ahead of her speech on the benefits of dairy at the International Dairy Federation's celebration of World Milk Day in Seoul, South Korea, Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK, said: "As the world celebrates this World Milk Day, let's remember that milk is a product to be greatly proud of. Demand for dairy is growing across the globe and we have a key role to play to help feed a growing world population with safe, nutritious and affordable foods.

The first World Milk Day was organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 2001 and is still going strong.

Dr Bryans added: "Dairy makes a difference to millions of people every day, everywhere. As we pour milk on our cereal or add it to tea or coffee, we should remember that milk gives us so many of the nutrients that our bodies need. It's tasty, versatile and healthy – and it also plays an important nutritional role at all stages of life.

"Our industry is a vibrant and dynamic community which provides millions of livelihoods across the world. On World Milk Day, more than 30 countries will celebrate what milk has to offer and the dedication of all of those who put milk on our tables, from farmers to processors, manufacturers and milkmen. Let's join them, raise a glass and spread the word!"

Dairy UK and The Dairy Council will celebrate all things dairy in the lead-up to World Milk Day and will encourage all to raise a glass to dairy and tweet their best pictures using the hashtag #DairyMakesADifference.

Categories: 2016

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