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World Milk Day

  • Published
    2nd Jun, 2022
Context

Every year June 1 is celebrated as World Milk Day.

About

About World Milk Day:

  • In 2001, World Milk Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food and to celebrate the dairy sector.
  • Each year since, the benefits of milk and dairy products have been actively promoted around the world, including how dairy supports the livelihoods of one billion people. 

Theme of 2022:

  • World Milk Day is celebrated with different themes each year. In 2022, this day will follow the theme of achieving “Dairy Net Zero”.
  • This means that the day aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the dairy industry over the next 30 years.
  • The theme also marks the need to improve waste management in the dairy sector in order to make the industry more sustainable.

Significance:

  • World Milk Day is marked to celebrate the contributions of the milk and dairy sector to the human population around the globe.
  • According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the day provides a chance to draw attention to milk and to publicise milk-related events and activities.
  • The fact that several countries chose the same day adds to the significance of specific national celebrations and demonstrates that milk is a globally used food.

Benefits of milk

  • Milk is a rich source of several minerals and nutrients that are necessary for the body's proper functioning.
  • It is rich in calcium and vitamin D.
  • It also has high potassium content.
  • With magnesium and a lot of folates, milk is a nutritious drink.
  • Its consumption can help strengthen bones and lower the risks of heart diseases.
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