Special Issue "Dairy Management on Milk Quality Characteristics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 8537
Interests: cattle breeding; organic production of milk; bioactive substances of milk; technological parameters of milk; modern instrumental methods
Under the European Commission's provisions, a new policy has been implemented in recent months, encompassing the "Green order" and a "field-to-table" strategy. Both plans envisage significant changes in the functioning of European economies, including the dairy sector, which will be prioritised over the coming years. Zero carbon footprint, recycling, organic food, biodiversity, zero waste – these are the catchwords of these plans.
Today, the carbon footprint per unit of milk produced in Europe is among the lowest in the world. Many European dairy companies have already committed to a carbon-neutral chain by 2035, with ambitious reduction targets by 2030. Moreover, the sequestration of coal by pasture can balance the share of emissions from dairy production and other sectors, in addition to increasing soil biodiversity. Thus a return to traditional grazing of cattle and sustainable production systems has many benefits. Natural enrichment of milk with bioactive substances with excellent health-promoting properties, e.g. CLA, omega 3 acids or fat-soluble vitamins, is confirmed by many researchers.
Depending on the needs of consumers, which are always a priority for producers, dedicated solutions should be addressed to people who value their health and food safety, but also convenience and functionality, as well as to those who are looking for new products. This is in line with the philosophy of the “tailor-made” product.
We are convinced that the dairy sector, as well as other branches of the food industry, will continue to look for innovations associated with milk production.
This is evidenced by all the publications selected for this special edition.
Dr. Beata Kuczyńska
Prof. Jolanta Król
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- Dairy production
- Organic milk
- Bioactive substances
- Technological parameters
- Sustainable production systems
- Carbon footprint