Dairy Companies Raise the Bar on Sustainability
by Vikas Vij
The future of the U.S. dairy industry depends on reducing its environmental impact. Climate change increases the risk of drought, floods and farm diseases, which pose a threat to dairy. Dairy farmers are employing innovative techniques and technology to achieve sustainability. Farms are now equipped with systems for nutrient management, water efficiency and waste reduction.
The fourth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards program held recently in Washington, D.C., showcased the efforts of the dairy industry to implement sustainable business practices. The program was developed by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy to recognize exemplary dairy farms, businesses and partnerships that focus on eco-friendly practices and promote the well-being of consumers, communities, and employees.
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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.