Sustainable food systems are about conserving natural resources so that we have a healthy planet for future generations, improving public health, promoting community vitality, providing employment and much more.
Since all food production has an environmental impact, judging a food system on its carbon footprint or water usage alone is not enough. All aspects of sustainability – environmental, social and economic- should to be viewed together as a whole.
Across the UK, consumers rightly love British dairy products for their high quality and great taste. Those same consumers also have a right to expect that the food they buy is produced in a responsible way, helping to safeguard the future for their children.
Dairy UK has been instrumental in putting in place a UK Roadmap to reduce the environmental impact of each pint of milk produced, from water use to packaging. We are also helping to encourage plant and animal life at milk processing sites, and to reduce energy use and waste.