Dairy as a climate solution? You heard that right! Companies like Perfect Day Foods, Eat Formo. Remilk Foods, Oatly, and many more are using their unique planet-saving technologies to transform the dairy industry.
Looking for ways to make an individual impact on climate change?
Taking a critical look at your dairy intake is a great place to start.
According to Plos Climate, if the world were to end all meat and dairy production and move to strictly plant-based systems over the next 15 years, it would prevent enough greenhouse gas emissions to eliminate emissions from all other sectors for the next 30 to 50 years.
The NRDC adds to this with their research that found it takes 14 kilo-calories (kcal) of fossil fuels to produce a single kcal of dairy milk, whereas just 1 kcal of fossil fuels can produce 3.2 kcal of soybeans.
When we look big picture, the answer is obvious — we need to cut back on our dairy production/consumption.
Like most things ClimateTech, this doesn’t mean eliminating, it simply means reinventing.
Companies like Perfect Day, Formo, remilk, Better Dairy, and Oatly use their unique planet-saving technologies to transform the dairy industry and provide us with alternative products that make the transition away from dairy easier.
A critical obstacle in the battle against food waste is the inefficiency in the cold chain system — the process that ensures perishable goods are kept at optimal temperatures from harvest until they reach the consumer.
Technologies like food tracking and predictive analytics are being utilized to combat the annual waste of 1.3 billion tons of food, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to global sustainability.
Climate Robotics, a subfield of Climate Tech, uses AI-powered robots to scale climate action by automating tasks like planting trees or monitoring coral reefs, thus accelerating the implementation of climate response strategies and helping societies adjust to new climate realities.