What the Field?!

Dismantling the cheese issue

March 28, 2023 Season 2 Episode 4
What the Field?!
Dismantling the cheese issue
Show Notes

The topic of animal products has become a subject of heated discussions in the past decade. There’s a seemingly unbreachable chasm between vegans and meat lovers, farmers and politicians, climate scientists and nutritionists. While we don't sell meat at CrowdFarming, we do sell cheese. We are often confronted with whether that choice is in keeping with our sustainability ethos. This is why we invited experts from two sides to discuss the different aspects of animal husbandry and cheese production: Cristina Domecq, our Sustainability Director, and Antonia Herm-Stapelberg, our Farmer Analyst and daughter of dairy farmers. 
They help us dismantle the two main issues, environmental impact and animal welfare, but also touch upon the social implications and what the reality for our farmers looks like.

Although the topic is complex and very controversial, we did our best to answer all of the most common questions we receive regarding milk production, including:

  • Is there a distinction between organic and non-organic in terms of animal welfare?
  • Why are the young separated from their mothers right after birth?
  • What is the difference between cheese from the supermarket and CrowdFarming cheese?

Listen in to find out more!