Gallery: Byproducts from Greek Yogurt Prove Toxic to the Environment


Greek yogurt is delicious, high in protein, and a good alternative to sugary snacks. However the $2 billion dollar a year industry has a dark side that comes in the form of toxic acid whey. It takes three to four ounces of milk to create yogurt and the rest becomes a runny, hazardous byproduct that cannot be released back into the environment. As it decomposes, acid whey depletes oxygen from streams and rivers, killing wildlife and creating “dead zones” over large areas.

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  1. PattyEightyEight June 4, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Yeah you are absolutely wrong. this is a serious issue. whey is very acidic and they are talking about massive amounts. it is people that think \”its food and it comes from nature how can it be waste\” that allow terrible things like this to happen. this is a serious issue in NY state rivaling the fracking concerns.

  2. bennyh May 24, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Toxic acid whey? I guess sensationalism sells.

    Whey (it doesn’t need the “toxic acid” bit added to it) is a regular byproduct of yogurt and cheese production.

    The only news here is that people are so disconnected with their food supply that things like this qualify as news.

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