More and more Aussies are grabbing bottles of full-cream milk as sales of skim and lite milk decline, according to Dairy Australia.
Ian Halliday, the managing director for Dairy Australia, told the Senate Estimates Committee that in the last 12 to 18 months the milk industry has seen a 6 per cent drop in skim and low-fat milk sales. In the same period, he says, full-fat milk sales have jumped 9 per cent.
“We are seeing on a global basis a move back towards full-fat dairy products,” Mr Halliday said.
Mr Halliday attributes the change to the shifting attitudes towards fat and dairy in the modern world.
The increasing popularity of diets that vindicate dietary fat and champion its benefits, like paleo and ketogenic diets, are likely to play a role in the shifting trend toward full-fat products. As is the increasing popularity of plant-based milks like soy, coconut, almond, and peanut milks.
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