Process seeks use for yogurt waste

Process seeks use for yogurt waste

Greek yogurt production is up, but that leaves food companies dealing with much more acid whey, a problematic byproduct of the Greek yogurt-making.

WITH consumer demand exploding, Greek yogurt production is up, but that leaves food companies dealing with much more acid whey, a problematic byproduct of the Greek yogurt-making process.

Acid whey, if not properly disposed of, can cause environmental problems. Companies typically pay to land-spread it on farm fields or dump it down the drain. Some plants send it to anaerobic digesters, where it's fermented to produce methane.

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