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Greek yogurt's environmental impact

While Greek yogurt production booms, the industry tries to figure out what to do with the whey

The current star of the yogurt aisle, Greek yogurt, is responsible for producing millions of pounds of waste that no one seems to get a handle on.

The problem lies in acid whey, it’s what remains after three or four ounces of milk is used to produce one ounce of Greek yogurt.

The runny waste product can’t be dumped, and whey decomposition is considered toxic to the natural environment becauses it robs oxygen from streams and rivers.

Currently, most of the whey is being hauled to farms near yogurt factories where it’s mixed into feed or fertilizer.

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