And I heard recently about an industry briefing where some of the Irish dairy plcs presented that they think that China will be dairy self sufficient in 5 to 7 years. What happens then? Those dairy plcs are already insulating themselves from any potential damage, this is from the farmers journal, "Closer to home, two of Ireland’s largest food companies have placed bets on the growing move towards plant-based protein. Kerry Group and Glanbia have both made sizeable investments in this space. In 2017, Glanbia acquired Amazing Grass, a US-based maker of non-GMO plant-based protein products...Glanbia said Amazing Grass would give it a good footing in the plant-based nutrition market.
In early 2018, Kerry Group bought a 50% stake in Ojah BV, a Dutch company that manufactures substitute meat products from plant proteins such as peas and soya. Kerry already makes a range of dairy-free, soy-free and vegan plant-based protein products under its ProDiem brand".
Hi there, I've worked in agriculture all my life including being involved in agri politics. I have been following the An Taisce thread you are completely correct. This recent Teagasc report backs up what you are saying even more. https://www.teagasc.ie/media/website...ort-250319.pdf