Mooove Over, Cow’s Milk!

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A recent article in The Wall Street Journal highlights the increasing popularity of nondairy milks, and the continued decline in consumption of cow’s milk.

Taking as an example the declining profits of Dean Foods, one of the largest dairy suppliers in the country, the article states, “Dean shut eight of its roughly 80 plants last year and plans to close three more this year in an effort to navigate what its executives call the toughest industry conditions in memory.”

The article continues, “U.S. milk consumption per person has dwindled for decades as consumers switched to flavored waters, juices, sodas and alternative dairy drinks.”

In fact, a report released by the USDA last year finds that milk consumption has fallen a whopping 40 percent since 1970. And it’s no wonder. Cow’s milk is loaded with saturated fat, cholesterol, and blatant animal abuse.

Luckily, conscientious consumers can get more than enough calcium and other nutrients from healthy, plant-based foods. Visit to learn more.