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The future of dairy

Mar 16, 2020 • 15m 55s

Animal-free milk could wipe out the traditional dairy industry within the decade. Today, Lesley Hughes on the future of alternative milk and what it means for Australia.

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The future of dairy

182 • Mar 16, 2020

The future of dairy

Animal-free dairy could be the norm within the next decade, promising affordable, sustainable and cruelty-free milk. But what will the success of alternative milk mean for the thousands of jobs and businesses in the agricultural industry? Lesley Hughes on the future of dairy.

Guest: Professor of biology at Macquarie University, Lesley Hughes.

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The Milk of Human Genius in The Monthly
The Saturday Paper
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