IDF World Dairy Summit 2016 - Day 2

Published 19 October 16

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The aim of IDF World Dairy Summit 2016 is to make a difference by facilitating dialogue with stakeholders of the global dairy sector, including views from outside, on how dairy can sustainably contribute to feeding 9 billion people.

AHDB Dairy’s Izak van Heerden, David Cotton and Chris James are at the conference this week. 

Day 2 - Highlights and take home messages

During the plenary session the statement 'Animal welfare needs to be assessed in view of local circumstances’ introduced the How are your cows being treated? session.  Robin Ganzert, CEO of the American Humane Association, pointed out that today's consumers are increasingly demanding humane treatment and appropriate care for animals involved in food production. Read more…I DF Image

‘Do animal proteins have an advantage over vegetable proteins?’ is an important question in the global dairy sector and was covered in the Protein Puzzle session. Professor Hans Mommaas, Director-General of the Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency addressed what the opportunities and threats for dairy as an element in our everyday diets are, elaborating on the changing European sector and how cows are being kept nowadays. Read more...  

The International Food Additives Council (IFAC) and the International Dairy Federation (IDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote the global harmonization of food additives and food ingredients for milk and milk products. 

Peter van Wingerden, CEO of Beladon, introduced the details of the innovative Floating Farm in Rotterdam which is a living lab on the water where fresh milk and other dairy products are being produced and handled, very close to the consumers in the city. It reduces transport and logistics and saves the environment from greenhouse gasses. Read more...

Read summaries from the whole conference on the IDF World Summit 2016 website here.