Happy World Milk Day!

In the past, people were hunters and gatherers. This changed with the rise of agriculture around 10,000 years ago. The transition from a nomadic to an agricultural society spread from the Middle East through Greece and the Balkans to Central Europe. Over the centuries, our ancestors discovered that products such as apples, eggs, grains and cabbage are edible, nutritious and taste good too. They also discovered that milk from camels, horses, goats, sheep and cows is a valuable source of nutrients.1

Today, dairy is part of a healthy and varied diet around the world. Milk is the basis of all dairy products. It is a natural source of essential nutrients like protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iodine, and vitamins B2 and B12.

In this dedicated dairy magazine, you can learn about the history and production process of dairy, dairy nutrition and more!

Also, join our free digital conference ‘Better nutrition for life: for now and generations to come’ for more information on how better nutrition for life can be achieved within a sustainable and healthy diet, and a wide range of other topics!

Read more on our speakers and program, and how to register here.


  1. Dunne J, Evershed RP, Salque M, et al. First dairying in green Saharan Africa in the fifth millennium bc. Nature. 2012;486(7403):390-394. doi:10.1038/nature11186