Milk is a major ingredient in the diet of many people around the world. Whether we sip a glass of milk or eat a variety of dairy products, we depend on milk and its products virtually every day. The significance of milk worldwide is unimaginable. World Milk Day is observed to commemorate this fact.
Recognize the value of milk in our lives. It is remembered for honoring the success and importance of the dairy industry in the world. The dairy sector is important because it not only provides food to a large number of people, but also supports the livelihood of many people.
World Milk Day was established in 2001 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
World Milk Day is celebrated on June 1 every year.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the date was chosen because several countries already had a National Milk Day on or near this day. The end of May was originally proposed, but several countries, such as China, believed that the month already had many celebrations. Although most countries celebrate June 1st, some prefer to do it a week earlier or later.
World Milk Day is celebrated every year with different themes. In 2022, this day will follow the theme of achieving “Dairy Net Zero”.
This means that the goal of this day is to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the dairy industry in the next 30 years. The theme identifies the need to improve waste management in the dairy sector to make the industry more sustainable.
World Dairy Day is marked to celebrate the contribution of the milk and dairy sector to the global human population.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the day provides an opportunity to draw attention to milk and promote milk-related events and activities. The fact that so many countries have chosen the same day adds to the significance of certain national celebrations and proves that milk is a food used worldwide.
The benefits of milk
Milk is a rich source of many minerals and nutrients which are essential for proper functioning of the body. It is rich in calcium and vitamin D. It also contains high potassium. Milk is a nutritious drink, with magnesium and lots of folate. Its use can help strengthen bones and reduce the risk of heart disease.