2013 Sustainability Report

2013 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Report

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® published its third progress report to update stakeholders on the status of our Sustainability Commitment.

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Learn about the 2015 Sustainability Awards winners

Each of this year’s Sustainability Award winners has a unique story to tell.

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Executive summary: Understanding the dairy opportunity among Hispanic consumers

Understanding Hispanic consumers’ beliefs, customs, experiences and behaviors will help dairy meet the needs of these consumers.

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This primer offers background information on the nutritional value of cheese for industry to educate general audiences.

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Uniting the Industry, Driving Growth

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® provides a forum for the dairy industry to work together pre-competitively. Collectively, we address barriers and opportunities to foster innovation and increase sales.


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Filtered milk and milk-based beverages have sought-after benefits

Membrane filtration technology gives processors the ability to concentrate milk's components—such as its protein and calcium content. That's a powerful application to help meet consumer desires.

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