The Dairy Industry Is DEAD | LIVEKINDLY

The Dairy Industry Is DEAD | LIVEKINDLY

– [Narrator] Hey there. If you’re new to your channel you can subscribe by hitting the leaf icon in the bottom right corner of the video. Click the bell icon to
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like and comment below. Is dairy on the way out? Milk sales dropped more than
one billion dollars last year. Consumption is a fraction
of what it was 30 years ago. The average consumption has
dropped from 30 gallons a year to under 18 in the U.S.
and European countries. The industry is struggling
around the world. Research shows that one
dairy farm in the U.K. leaves the industry every week. According to FarmingUK in 2018 and 2019 dairy farmers saw profits
drop by 50 percent. In Scotland farmers are
hesitant about the years ahead. A recent survey found that
60 percent of Scottish diary farmers are not so
confident or not at all confident about the future of their
once thriving industry. In the U.S., 3000 dairy farms closed across the country in 2018. Some of the nation’s biggest
dairy producing states, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania,
and California all saw significant drops in the number of operational diary producers. Just recently, Dean
Foods, America’s largest milk producer filed for bankruptcy. – [Correspondent] You know,
the market has really changed over the last decades and
I think the dairy industry is really trying to figure that out. – [Narrator] The dairy giant
owns a number of dairy brands including DairyPure,
TruMoo and Land O’Lakes. Eric Beringause, who joined
Dean Foods as president and CEO on July 29th chalked up
the company’s increasing debt to declining dairy sales. He said, “Despite our best
efforts to make our business “more agile and cost efficient, “we continue to be
impacted by a challenging “operating environment
marked by continuing declines “in consumer milk consumption.” Saturday Night Live took
on big diary’s decline following the announcement. Anchor Micheal Che
interviewed the fictitious president of milk
distribution for Dean Foods, Scooter Rineholdt. – There’s nothin’ wrong with
drinking cow’s milk, okay? I don’t know where these rumors came from. Dairy is bad for you. Cows don’t like it when
you touch their boobies. (audience laughs) It’s just not true, Che! – Whoa. – [Narrator] In New Zealand,
dairy giant Fonterra has experienced its second year of losses. The co-operative, which
is also New Zealand’s largest company and the
world’s largest dairy exporter reported a net loss of
380 million dollars. Before the announcement
the Financial Times described Fonterra’s last
18 months as disastrous, weighed down by it’s first ever
loss, internal resignations, and over valued assets in other countries including China and Brazil. The situation doesn’t look good for dairy and it’ll get much worse. According to a new report by RethinkX the independent think tank
believes the diary industry could totally collapse by 2030. The report, titled Rethinking
Food and Agriculture 2020-2030, lays out how new technologies will cause the dairy industry to fall. Other livestock markets
such as fish, chicken, beef, and pork will follow. The report says, “Precision fermentation “and a production model
called Food-as-Software “are about to change the future of food. “The new production
system will be shielded “from volume and price
volatility,” the think tank says. “This is due to the
vagaries of seasonality, “weather, drought,
disease and other natural, “economic and political factors.” While technology may put
the final nail in the coffin for the dairy industry, changing consumer attitudes
are laying the groundwork. In the U.K., more than a
quarter of Generation Z, between 18 and 24 years old have either cut down on
their dairy consumption or ditched it completely. In the U.S., 37 percent of households regularly purchase vegan milk. Dairy consumption is also on the decline in Finland and other European countries. In 2018 global market researchers Mintel, estimated dairy milk
popularity will drop 11 percent in Western Europe by 2020. But what’s wrong with diary and why are consumers ditching cow’s milk? One reason is health. Some medical experts
believe dairy products are associated with an
increased risk of cancer. The Physicians Committee
for Responsible Medicine, which represents 12,000 physicians, recently urged the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration to place breast cancer warnings on cheese. PCRM suggests dairy cheese
contains reproductive hormones that may increase breast
cancer mortality risk. Dairy contains estrogen from cows. The female hormone is
linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. When milk is made into cheese the estrogens are more concentrated. “While they are only traces, “they appear to be
biologically active in humans, “increasing breast cancer
mortality,” PCMR says. World renowned breast
surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk, has spoken out about the link between breast cancer and animal products. She told Live Kindly last year, “The body’s cellular response
to consuming animal protein “and animal fat is everything
that feeds and fuels illness, “while choking health to death. “Estrogen levels rise,
growth hormones skyrocket, “inflammation abounds. “Free radicals run around damaging cells “and mutating DNA.” – So, only five to 10
percent of all breast cancer comes from an inherited mutation like BRCA which, yes, it pre-disposes
you phenomenally to get breast cancer. It’s still not entirely unavoidable. – The rest is external,
what goes into your body? – The rest of it is every choice
you’re making all day long so it’s what your diet and
nutrition, alcohol, exercise. – [Narrator] It’s not just cancer, dairy products are linked
with an increased risk of type two diabetes, heart
disease, and other health conditions including
digestive issues and acne. Claire Hider, a vegan
nutritionist based in Edinbrugh said she believes the
public are opting to choose plant milk over dairy
due to health concerns. Cutting out dairy may be
helpful for those with acne, allergies, digestive
problems, sinus issues. There are also plenty of scientific papers pointing to a connection
between diary products and inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and hormonal
cancers, for example, of the breast and prostate. The dairy industry is
also cruel to animals. Cows must be lactating to produce milk. So, cows in the diary industry are artificially inseminated
to become pregnant. Mother cows and their calves
are generally separated within 24 hours of
birth so that their milk can be collected for human consumption. Cows often become
distressed by this process and activists say they
have witnessed female cows crying out for their babies. (cow bellowing) The industry’s not only harsh on females. Male calves suffer enormously. They have little value
to the diary industry and they’re typically killed at birth. A Guardian investigation from last year found that an estimated
95,000 male diary calves were killed on farms because farmers couldn’t
afford to keep them. Calves can cost two pounds a day to rear and they sell as low as 25 pounds. It costs farmers just 9
pounds to shoot a calf which includes the cost
of disposing the body. The system is referred to as the dairy industry’s dirty secret. Supermarket chain, Morrisons, recently took a stand
against this practice. It committed to ending the
slaughter of male calves born on it’s dairy supplier’s farms. It joined Coop, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose in having an initiative
that ensures calves are reared rather than immediately killed. Dairy has a significant
environmental impact, too. The World Wildlife Fund
says that diary cows and their manure produce
greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change. Poor handling of manure and fertilizers can degrade local water resources and unsustainable farming
and feed production can lead to the loss of
ecologically important areas, such as prairies, wetlands and forests. Earlier this year more than
60 environmental scientists signed an open letter
calling on governments from around the world to
reduce the amount of meat and diary served in public canteens. The letter was spearheaded
by Professor Pete Smith of the University of Aberdeen. – There are other choices that we make on a day to day basis. So, if we look at a plate of food, if that’s got meat on it
it’s probably got a much higher carbon footprint than if it hasn’t. – [Narrator] He’s also
lead author of reports by the UN’s Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change. According to the panel,
humans have under 12 years to prevent a catastrophic
climate change crisis. “Eating less meat and
dairy in our growing cities “is a way to address
the climate emergency”, said Smith in a statement, “Cities can play a crucial
role in helping citizens “to reduce their consumption
of livestock products “and enable the changes necessary to meet “ambitious climate change targets.” Instead, the scientist
advised that consumers choose to eat environmentally
friendly plant based foods. – For example, diets
that are high in grains, nuts and vegetables have
a lower carbon footprint than those that are high in meat. And they lead to better health outcomes. – [Narrator] According
to the most comprehensive analysis of farming’s
impact on the planet, plant based food is most effective at combating climate change. Oxford University researcher Joseph Poore, who led the study said last
year that adopting a vegan diet is the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet earth. The study, which was published
in the journal, Science, analyzed the impact of
various food industries on the planet by looking at data from around 40,000 farms in 119 countries. The research found that
multiple environmental issues could be vastly improved by cutting meat and dairy consumption. Land use, for instance,
could be reduced by more than 75 percent, an area
equivalent to the U.S., European Union, China and Australia. While the writing may be on the
wall for the dairy industry, some farmers and companies
are choosing to adapt. Giacomazzi dairy has been in the dairy industry for 125 years. It is the oldest dairy farm
west of the Rocky Mountains. According to owner Dino Giacomazzi, the farm just wasn’t efficient anymore. Instead of modernizing
the farm, the Giacomazzi’s are now looking to almonds. They already have 400
acres of almond trees and are planning to expand
with 500 more acres. New York’s Elmhurst Dairy
made a similar shift several years ago, trading
in it’s cows for milked nuts after it could no longer
sustain a profit on cow’s milk. Some farmers are shifting
for ethical reason. A BAFTA winning 2018 film entitled 73 Cows details the story of a dairy farmer who becomes friends with his herd and sends them off to live at a sanctuary. As the dairy industry declines, the vegan milk market continues to grow. According to a recent report,
the dairy alternatives market is set to exceed
34 billion U.S. dollars in value by 2024. In the last year more
than 566 million units of plant based milk were sold. From 2015 to 2017, sales
of vegan milk in the U.K. increased 30 percent. Growth is fueled by health, environmental and animal welfare concerns. But, it’s also down to
the taste and more choice. Micheal Oakes, chair of
the National Farmer’s Union Dairy Board said in 2018, “When you used to go into a coffee shop “you used to have it with milk or without. “Now there are four milk
alternatives alongside milk.” What do you think? What is your favorite vegan milk? Do you purchase as much
dairy as you used to? Let us know in the comments below. Remember to subscribe and
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Comments (100)

  1. What is your favorite vegan milk?

  2. What a beautiful news

    And what a nice statistic 1:20 😀

  3. Dairy and meat industries and capitalism are tied together. Expect unemployment and general crises from the rise of veganism (which is good, the rise of veganism, especially since global warming is a thing). We can't prevent these crises, unless…

    we go COMMUNIST! We can do it! Vote for a communist party today! Get informed, talk to friends and family!

  4. Soy and Almond all the way!

  5. This is funny. Vegan agenda. I have my own cow for fresh milk for my family.

  6. Actually the opposite cows milk is full of estrogen – the female hormone ! which makes sense cause dairy cows are impregnated again and again (each time their calf is taken away from them which causes a lot of suffering) and they are full of female hormone estrogen which reaches their milk ( and dairy products – for example butter has a very high estrogen concentration) (also read chicken meat has estrogen but didnt read into it to make sure)

    on the other hand soy has zero estrogen female hormone which makes sense – its always funny to hear someone not wanting to switch to soy milk cause of that hormone scare yet goes to continue to drink cows milk which has actual estrogen hormone in it (not to mention their are many plant based milks like coconut-cashew-almond-rice-oats etc etc)

  7. I hope to see the day when animals are free from humanity! 🙏🏻😌🌈☀️

  8. Fine!! Now let's help familiar farms grow 🙂

  9. Hey LiveKindly…I’m Vegan too, but I also care about the lives of other humans – imagine being a young child raised by parents that own a mom and pop scale dairy farm and now people like you are vilifying them and causing them to go bankrupt! What about switching the worst part of the problem, feed lots and other factory-type operations?

  10. We just quietly switched to vegan cheese in our household…. not one person noticed

  11. Rumors of its death have been wildly exaggerated. :-/ "Global milk output in 2018 is estimated at 843 million tonnes, an increase of 2.2 percent from 2017, driven by production expansions in India, Turkey, the European Union, Pakistan, the United States of America and Argentina, but partially offset by declines in China and Ukraine, among few others."

  12. Good riddance to cruelty, lies and illness.

  13. Vegan for 7 yrs now, and i love any milk that's non dairy .Especially oat though.


  15. I drink 1 L raw goat milk every day. Helps me a lot with staying on weight. Tastes great and ballances phosfate to calcium ratio

  16. I got a cow milking machine as on this video

  17. LMFAO… local farmers are getting bigger and MUltinationals are just getting bigger.. what nonsense

  18. Can you imagine treating human mothers the way society treats dairy cows? Just gross. I’m glad the dairy industry is failing. Next, the meat industry!

  19. It's because the milk is pasteurized and homogenized making it very unnatural and unhealthy. I drink raw milk straight out of my own grass fed cows and it is amazing for ur health. Never buy industrial dairy only raw dairy from local farms.

  20. Almond or oat milk for me please! Dairy is death.

  21. I thank all the science and plant based activists for spreading the awareness. there’s still much to do. lets not let up.
    Oat baby oat 😇

  22. cows need to be kept pregnant in order the cows to produce milk and than the calf are removed from their mother. heifer calves are raised to replace their mother in the milking chain and bull calves are sold for slaughter but the dairy industry doesn't want consumers bottom line it is all about money

  23. This makes my heart smile

  24. Caution! PETA schilling ahead!

  25. Years ago when I went vegan at 19….im 56 now …i read a book by a vegan raw foodest of old & what he said about dairy has never left me !!
    " to drink the broth of the devil is the same as eating the devil himself "….god bless all my beautiful brothers & sisters who have worked ceaselessly to end this horror…..i send u my love in all it awsome manifestations unendingly & accept its in return unendingly…….someday we will all b together in the light *

  26. 7:40 No, I’m sorry, pledging to rear male calves rather than shooting them at birth is only going to feed into the veal trade and caged calves.

  27. Agree with everything and would add that essentially every dairy cow in this country is infected with the bovine leukemia virus which is transmitted to humans consuming the milk and is linked to human breast cancer. In addition, there is a clear link between dairy consumption and type 1 diabetes. Bottom line, milk is bad for humans and livestock farming is killing the planet. Thanks.

  28. Meanwhile, cheese is the most stolen item in Swiss supermarkets.

  29. So glad to hear this. Have been vegan for 2 years. Love all animals and the dairy industry is horrible.

  30. Are you sure the milk in the UK isn't just replaced by even cheaper imported ones?
    Favourite "milk" is Oatly Barista

  31. No animal products for me! Right now Im really liking oatmilk.

  32. If choice didn’t exist like many vegans are trying to eliminate from what I see, the choice of veganism wouldn’t exist. Choice is important. If people want to eat plant based then so be it. It shouldn’t be forced.

  33. Oh no what about the humans who we live longer and overpopulate the planet lol

  34. I agree about not having a dairy industry

  35. Good, it should die out. It's a horrible and vile industry set on destroying animals welfare.

  36. Oatmilk baby!!! I just finished a cup with a vegan donut! I went vegan 6 months ago!!

  37. A VEGAN WORLD is So Close!! GO VEGAN 💚🌱🌱💚

  38. Hi: Thought provoking video. I am pleased the consumption of Dairy is on the decline. I have stopped using cow's milk for 9 yrs now. Be well. Joseph

  39. Morrisons and Co op changing to not killing near birth the calfs of cows is of no benefit whatsoever to the calf, instead imprisoned and isolated for veal and still crying out for their mothers and never having the company of any other living sole, practically by far worse than being killed at birth.

  40. I’m vegan but my heart aches for the workers and their families. I pray they can find better jobs than the dairy industry gave them.

  41. Finally some good news.

  42. I love silk vanilla soy for my coffee and oatmeal and i love almond milk for cereal. Was raised on a heavy animal diet i loved dairy but gave it up for the animals. Now im learning so much about the health and environmental benefits. Im in love with being vegan❤️🌱

  43. It is interesting to see how all you pseudoempathy vegan people seem to have zero concern about people losing their jobs and probably voting for fascist parties as a result.

  44. It is just not universally true that going vegan cuts everyone's emissions by the most significant amount. People who fly a lot cause a lot more emissions this way.

  45. When i see a cow, a pig or any other farm animals, my first thought is to hug them and pet them as any other animal. I don't see meet or dairy.

  46. We drank nutty tasting hemp milk until it doubled in price – still almond is nice

  47. No more dairy for me or my family since many years. Health has increased.

  48. My whole family is allergic to milk.

  49. This can happen fast enough!

  50. Dairy and cheese is disgusting. I can’t help but think of the puss and bacteria in it and the harm it does to the animals and environment. The whole thing is upsetting. Go Oat milk!

  51. Love almond, cashew and soy milk! It’s great dairy is on the way out but we need a program to help these companies convert to some other business . Like almond trees or hemp .

  52. It’s disgusting. It’s full of puss, and type 1 diabetes.

  53. The dairy industry is on the decline? This is the best news I've heard for a long time. Eating animals and drinking animal milk is completely unsustainable. People, including meat eaters, are concerned about greenhouse gases, completely ignoring the fact that methane, produced by animals, is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. How irrational is that?

  54. Thank you, LIVEKINDLY. I don't know how anyone can continue to drink dairy milk or eat any dairy product after watching this.

  55. I love milk. I drink milk daily. That's my choice. Stop imposing your beliefs on mine.

  56. Time to Change the milk from animals into plantmilk <3 Future is vegan (y)

  57. Oat milk is by far my favorite non dairy milk. It is so deliciously creamy and a million times tastier than cow milk. I think it's a great way to start if you're trying to get off milk. My favorite brand is Oatly and it is kind of expensive, but id much rather support them than the mass torture of these beautiful cows.

  58. I stopped drinking milk along with animal products over 35 years ago for ethical reasons… and have never looked back since! I find it very strange that human beings are the only species on earth that drink another mother's milk into adulthood… no other mammal does this- very strange and unnatural- DITCH DAIRY! Embrace health & a clean conscience!

  59. I no long consume dairy, my favorite is oat milk, but will use them all in different recipes.

  60. The future is plant based!♡
    My favorite plant-milk is oatmilk…but I also really like any kind of nutmilk!:)

    Here in germany it's not allowed to call the plant-based milk-alternatives milk…it has to be called drink instead!🙈 crazy.

  61. That momma cow crying out is heartbreaking! I love all the vegan milks and have been drinking them for a few years now🌱🌱🌱

  62. more milk for me then

  63. It's so heartening to read the wonderful comments made by the (fast growing) community of those who realise that plant-based is kinder, healthier, much more environmentally friendly – and it is the future. This practice of eating dead animals and of adult humans drinking the baby milk of another species is completely unsustainable. It must stop, and it will stop, but I am afraid that it won't happen soon; only when humans are more advanced than they are now.

  64. Fair oaks, one of USA’s largest dairy operation has been exposed. Watch this short video for where your dairy comes from. Go vegan.

  65. It was easy for me to cut out meat, eggs, and dairy, except for cheese. I made the choice to finally stop eating it a month ago, and I honestly don’t miss it as much as I thought I would. (And my skin is much happier for it…)

    That being said, my favorite vegan milk is almond!

  66. 100% Grassfed organic whole milk is the best.

  67. Cow milk is for baby cows
    Enough said !

  68. As a member of the illuminati, I’m glad you’re following a slave diet, dependant on supplements, dependant on the government.
    Good on you

  69. Everyone is happy that there companys are failing .

  70. About time, that white poison was killing us and insuring that cows live a hellish existence.
    1 Timothy 6:10
    For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

  71. The dairy industry is dead. Long live the plant based alternatives.

  72. Gave up dairy in my forties after a natural practitioner told me how to cure my arthritis. Not only did the arthritis disappear but so did the hay fever I had suffered with all of my life ! I am now seventy seven and loving a WHOLE FOOD PLANT BASED DIET, no animal products, nothing processed and no substitutes! Peace💚

  73. This is great news and the collapse of the dairy and beef industry is imminent! I created a video that dives deeper into the "RethinkX" report you mentioned, in a video over on my channel if you're interested 🙂

  74. I only drink Elmhurst oat milk and it is delicious! I am very allergic to dairy foods and am so thankful that there are so many alternatives.

  75. Confused. Why didn't you mention that people are switching to plant milks because they taste better and aren't as gross as milk?

  76. In my country it's still flourishing. And the milk is delicious. We have tons of pastures here.

  77. I am going to take a wild stab in the dark and guess that almost nobody in the comment section has ever stepped foot on any type of farm, let alone a dairy farm.

  78. Yep, seeing it here. Cows horses, pigs and a lot of other animals will go like the dinosaur. But I don't believe in the other stuff about cancer, it has been around around for centuries..

  79. Yep, bull** man has been eating meat all through time, but now they want you eating less meat and go to greens and nuts, then the price will go up on all.

  80. Hey…look! It's Devin Nunes' cow!

  81. Banana-soy and rice milk

  82. have you forgotten how good cornflakes and fresh milk tastes!

  83. process meat is next.

  84. Why should we pay for murders to transition.
    Do we help other companies transition when they go out of business. No.
    Let them sell their farms to be used as sanctuaries and they can find other work elsewhere like other people do. Better still lock them up for mass murder, kidnapping and sexual abuse.

  85. Cow breast milk 🤮

  86. I make my own milk at home…either hemp, cashew, almond, or oat milk. Haven’t bought dairy items in many years 👍🏼

  87. I still buy whole milk for my son but lactose free and me being lactose intolerant I love soy milk and make my own oat milk

  88. Make my own oat milk…so easy and cheap

  89. Drinking only oat milk now!

  90. Indian sages says that Milk is Silent Killer and regular consumption for years can many health problem while your old age, Only the mother breast fed milk is healthy while you are child.

  91. Seriously? This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard! Milk does NOT cause breast cancer!

  92. Thank you for this sad story about the mother bovine.
    I have already been drinking organic soy milk or coconut milk ( no preference) on a regular basis or putting in my coffee, but I have been continuing to consume Greek yogurt ( dairy). The reason was to get calcium and probiotics into my system. However there is a better and less expensive way to get these two necessary ingredients in.
    Calcium Citrate or Calcium Carbonate and a over the counter probiotic capsule can be added to get the two remedies that I want into my body.

  93. We are meat eaters. Not plant eaters

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