Nestlé, best known for its chocolate milk, employs approximately 450 people in over 80 countries. It's understandable that animal abuse might go unchecked in such a massive corporation.
While Land O'Lakes has made strong pledges to sustainability, its history with animal brutality is difficult to overlook.
To stay in business, the company had to be acquired by Dairy Farmers of America, which was formerly the largest milk producer in the United States. But there's a reason why Walmart and many other customers quit buying Dean Foods milk.
Meijer's in-house label, which received a zero on The Cornucopia Institute's Organic Dairy Scorecard, does not give the high-quality milk you might expect.
Almond milk and oat milk, for example, are becoming increasingly popular among millennials and Generation Z. According to a recent study conducted by the dairy business Arla, 49% of Gen Z participants felt embarrassed ordering dairy in public.
The most popular category of plant-based foods is plant-based milk. According to the Plant Based Food Association, plant-based milk sales increased by $105 million in 2021, whereas animal-based milk sales decreased by $264 million.
Despite the fact that many dairy companies advertise "animal welfare," animals are nonetheless abused. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and other animal rights organisations are constantly exposing the horrors of animal mistreatment on dairy farms.
Environmental concerns have been raised, and large dairy corporations have been pushed to adjust their ways. The dairy industry alone accounts for 2% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.