Issue #44, July 2022
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DSF Annual Members Meeting – 3 November 2022

Planning for the virtual meeting is well underway with the DSF Development Group.  We will be going ‘around the world in 180 minutes’ considering dairy sector’s sustainability actions under the economic, environmental and social sustainability pillars.  The plan is to profile a range of DSF Member actions,…

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DSF Webinars continue to be valued by our membership

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Following the positive feedback on the webinars in 2022, where we covered a number of sustainability topics highlighted at the Annual Members meeting, this month – 26 July 2022 at 20h00 – 21h00 (UK time), we will tackle a different area.  Melina Lamkowsky, of Wageningen University, is…

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IDF World Dairy Summit 2022 – New Delhi, India

The DSF will be attending the IDF World Dairy Summit 2022 – Dairy For Nutrition & Livelihood in New Delhi in September 12-15. Please let the DSF Secretariat know if you are planning on attending. If sufficient numbers, we can organize an informal breakfast meeting…

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IDF WDS 2022

Launch of GRI Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fishing Sector Standard

GRI 13: Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fishing Sectors 2022 – the new Sector Standard was launched at the end of June.  The DSF was represented in the multi-stakeholder Working Group that developed this Standard.  It achieves alignment between the reporting requirements of different sustainability initiatives, which in many cases was a key area of discussion during…

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World Milk Day 2022

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It was fantastic to see so much support for World Milk Day once again where this year’s theme highlighted the work already being done to accelerate climate action and help reduce the dairy sector’s impact on the planet.  GDP, who coordinates World Milk Day and Enjoy Dairy…

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Recent Nutritional research findings comparing meat with plant-based alternatives

A recent study, published in Current Developments in Nutrition, compares the nutritional impact of meat versus plant-based alternatives.  Subjects were fed a meal containing lamb, grass fed beef, grain fed beef, or a plant-based alternative “meat.”  Amino acid appearance in the blood was significantly greater following all…

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Workshops Raise Food Safety Awareness among Dairy Producers in Senegal

Interesting to read in Agrilinks about these workshops , where more than 90% of the attendees were women, an initiative within a dairy safety project funded by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety.  The aim of the project is to strengthen the safety of dairy and dairy products produced in Senegal.  Whilst…

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Other Sustainability News from DSF Members

We continue to share dairy sustainability news from around the membership.

If you have sustainability materials or news you would like to share, please contact the DSF Secretariat.

July Food for thought…
    • Feeding insects to cattle could make meat and milk production more sustainable
    • Large randomized controlled trial shows decreased fall and fracture risk in older adults who increased consumption of calcium and protein through dairy foods
    • New Zealand ‘burp tax’ to cost typical large dairy farm more than €11,000 a year

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Upcoming Dates

IDF World Dairy Summit 2022- 12 – 15 September 2022 in New Delhi, India
DSF Annual Members Meeting – 3 November 2022 (virtual)
One Health Day - 3 November 2022
UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (UNFCCC COP 27)- 7-18 November 2022 Egypt
World Milk Day – 1 June 2023
World Environment Day – 5 June 2023

If you have any forthcoming events that you think would be of interest to the DSF community, please send details to the DSF Secretariat and we will do our best to include them in future newsletters.

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