Happy World Milk Day!
What is World Milk Day, you may ask? It’s a day dedicated to raising awareness of the important contributions of the dairy sector: forming a sustainable food supply, supporting local and national economies, building livelihoods and providing nutrition to ourselves and our families.
The campaign was started in 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), who determined that June 1 of each year would be set aside to recognize the importance of milk and dairy. June 1 was a convenient day, because in many countries, the entire month of June is Dairy Month.
Dairy Food Safety Victoria state claims approximately 43,000 people are directly employed in the dairy industry in Australia. Australis supplies 6% of globally traded dairy, exporting over 35% of our milk production, valued at over Aus$2.5 billion. (annual milk production in Australia is around 9 billion litres)
In honour of the day, we have some questions you can use to put your milk knowledge to the test. Answers are at the end — no peeking.
Answers: 1 e; 2 b; 3 a; 4 b; 5 d