BRITONS may be banned from drinking 'traditional milk' in favour of the long-life variety in order to save the environment, according to a government strategy.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in London has recommended the use of long-life UHT milk to limit commercial refrigeration, The Times has reported.

The newspaper said officials have developed a long term goal to reduce the amount of carbon emissions caused by refrigerated milk. They aim to have long-life milk make up 90 per cent of the market by 2020.

It has been reported that 93 per cent of milk sold in Britain was the “traditional” fresh type. 

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Would you choose to buy UHT (long life) milk if you knew it was better for the environment?
BRITONS may be banned from drinking `traditional milk` in favour of the long-life variety in order to save the environment, according to a government strategy.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in London has recommended the use of long-life UHT milk to limit commercial refrigeration, The Times has reported.

The newspaper said officials have developed a long term goal to reduce the amount of carbon emissions caused by refrigerated milk. They aim to have long-life milk make up 90 per cent of the market by 2020.

It has been reported that 93 per cent of milk sold in Britain was the “traditional” fresh type.

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14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 11/1/07 - 11:56:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hadn't actually considered the environmental impact of refrigerated milk before. I suppose I would drink long-life milk if I had to, but I'm a little suspicious the health impact of the preservatives that might be in milk that can sit on a shelf.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/2/07 - 12:20:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
We had that crap at the daycare where I worked. It tasted like cardboard. Even the kids didn't like it, and they eat crayons.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/2/07 - 12:29:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think its even available here. But so long as it wasn't exorbitantly expensive, yes, I suppose I would.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/2/07 - 12:48:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/1/2007 11:56:04 PM Betsybird wrote:
but I'm a little suspicious the health impact of the preservatives that might be in milk that can sit on a shelf.

There are no preservatives, it's just milk..it's the Ultra Heat Treatment...and the packaging, which makes it long life..

14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/2/07 - 12:49:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hell no.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/2/07 - 12:50:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
If it came down to drinking UHT milk or saving the planet then I guess I'd just stop drinking milk. I hate UHT and I only really drink milk in my coffee anyway.
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/2/07 - 12:53:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
I always use UHT..I don't see the difference..
14 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 11/2/07 - 12:54:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/2/2007 12:53:09 AM sammy wrote:
I always use UHT..I don't see the difference..

I can. It seems to have a thicker texture if you ask me.

14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Friday 11/23/07 - 8:33:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Come on, UHT is clearly better, at it tastes much mire fresher...
14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/12/07 - 5:31:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 11/2/2007 12:54:55 AM OzArcher wrote:
It seems to have a thicker texture if you ask me.

thicker? it's milk..it has no additives, it's simply been boiled..

14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/12/07 - 5:36:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 12/12/2007 5:31:33 AM sammy wrote:
thicker? it's milk..it has no additives, it's simply been boiled..

Boiling the milk removes some of the water, thus making it thicker.

Besides, I think it's a little extreme for the government to be forcing people into drinking a specific kind of milk. If a person wants fresh milk, they should have the right to drink fresh milk.

14 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 12/12/07 - 5:57:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
In Spain all they have is UHT milk. There is only one type of fresh milk here, Lauki, and it's near impossible to find. Not that I have any problems with UHT, it all goes in my tea anyway :)
14 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/7/08 - 6:31:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
If it tasted okay I might.
14 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 2/13/08 - 8:49:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 2007-11-02 00:20:07.027 superkay37 wrote:
We had that crap at the daycare where I worked. It tasted like cardboard. Even the kids didn't like it, and they eat crayons.


Hahaha
13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/8/08 - 4:38:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
I only buy UHT milk
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Sunday 11/9/08 - 7:57:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've never actually seen UHT milk. Do they have it in the US?



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