Special Issue "Challenge to The Dairy Industry and Human Nutrition"
A special issue of Dairy (ISSN 2624-862X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: dairy technology; dairy products development and quality evaluation research; goat milk
Interests: sheep milk; dairy goat farming; dairy cattle
The dairy industry in the USA and worldwide is challenged from many sides, and this is reflected in the annual statistics of fluid milk consumption per person per year, which has been seriously declining for several years. This has been compounded by the tremendous increases in production and consumption of plant-based alternative milks in recent years, which have been a great threat to the sustainability of the dairy industry, with some dairy corporations and farmers having suddenly found themselves on the brink of bankruptcy. Vegetarians and vegans have had a role to play in this, having successfully promoted the benefits of plant-derived artificial milks against natural dairy milk.
With respect to human nutrition, the dairy industry has long been challenged by other inherent nutritional, biochemical, and digestive implications, such as milk allergies and lactose intolerance in certain human populations, which have caused the rejection of dairy products in the market place. While alternative artificial milk products cannot really match the superior nutritional, flavor, rheological, and sensory values of natural dairy milk and its products in consumer acceptability and human health, new nutrition regimes, such as plant-based products, have still managed to make great strides through aggressive promotion and advertisement.
In the production of quality milk for betterment of human nutrition and wellbeing, the dairy industry has also faced many other challenges, including feeding management of dairy animals, enterotoxemia, helminthiasis, milk fat globules, food microbiology, whey protein utilization, consumers’ misunderstandings of milk allergy, lactose intolerance, and milk lipids, ignorance of small ruminant species milk, etc. For all these aforementioned integral issues, this proposed Special Issue will focus on and discuss many challenges and factors associated with the healthy growth of the dairy industry in order to better serve the global populations in terms of nutrition and wellbeing of humanity.
Prof. Dr. Young W. Park
Prof. emer George F. W. Haenlein
Manuscript Submission Information
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- dairy industry
- present and future challenges
- plant-based alternative milks
- cow milk allergy
- lactose intolerance
- cow milk versus goat milk
- human nutrition and wellbeing
- factors associated with dairy production