Ecological Wake: Cheese

Cow to Milk

A cow, over its lifetime, ingests a huge amount of water and feed, and excretes huge amounts of feces. This releases methane into the air.
Cows do not produce milk until they first give birth. Cows are milked twice a day.
The milk is then cooled, heated, cleaned, and skimmed. This process requires high amounts of energy, high quantities of aluminum, plastic, and glass. This process produces high amounts of CO2.


MILK TO CHEESE

To transport the milk to the cheesery, requires a squadron of trucks. Releasing high amounts of CO2.
To curd the cheese, machinery to maintain optimal temperature and to stir the mixture is required. This also requires high amounts of energy.


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CHEESE TO SUPERMARKET

Your cheese is then shipped to your local supermarket on a giant boat.
Refrigerated on a cooling rack that is on 10-12 hours a day.


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CHEESE TO FECES

You eat the cheese, and turn it into poop. Which is then released into nearby rivers and waterways, polluting the water.