Visit the site for World Plant “Milk” Day on 22 August to inform you about the event just passed. The quotation mark around milk is my personal choice since the term milk is not to be used for a vegetable based liquid in Sweden.
Excerpts from the web:
“All over the world, sales of plant-based milks are rising exponentially with worldwide sales doubling in just six years. Sales are set to keep on growing and the industry is expected to make over $16 billion in 2018 alone.”
Twenty-five bipartisan members of Congress say if it’s from soybeans, almond or rice, it should not be labeled as milk. They ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to investigate and take action against manufacturers of “milk” that doesn’t come from cows.
They want the FDA to require plant-based products to adopt a more appropriate name, other than milk, which they say is deceptive.
Danone announces that it is investing €240 million to build a new plant for its Early Life Nutrition business. With this investment, Danone will capitalize on strong and growing demand for its international early life nutrition brands, including Aptamil and Nutrilon, for both standard and specialized products. The state-of-the-art facility will be built in Cuijk in the Netherlands, and will start production in late 2017.
This new plant is Danone’s largest investment in its European production capabilities, and will double its capacity in the Netherlands. Output will be exported to more than 80 countries worldwide.
On October 8, 2015 Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) officially announced plans to build a dairy ingredients plant in Garden City, Kansas
The state-of-the-art plant will produce whole, skim and nonfat dry milk powder, as well as cream, and is a partnership between DFA and 12 of its member farms in Southwest Kansas.
Once complete, the plant will receive 4 million pounds of milk a day from regional dairy farms. This will help support the industry’s continued growth in Southwest Kansas and will meet the rising demand for U.S. dairy both domestically and globally.