America’s cheese stockpile just hit an all-time high

The United States has amassed its largest stockpile of cheese in the 100 years since regulators began keeping tabs, the result of booming domestic production of milk and consumers’ waning interest in the dairy beverage.

The 1.39 billion-pound stockpile, tallied by the Agriculture Department last week, represents a 6 percent increase over this time last year and a 16 percent increase since an earlier surplus prompted a federal cheese buy-up in 2016.


Ken Notes: WAIT WAIT WAIT, World Hunger Statistics from the Food Aid Foundation suggest there are some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That`s about one in nine people on earth. The vast majority of the world`s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished.

My math suggest that is about 1.74 lbs of cheese per hungry person. We DO NOT have a cheese surplus we have a distribution problem. Time to step up and help those countries in need. Cash get lost in translation -- cheese gets eaten. We should also look to the cheese industry for whey protein a byproduct of the manufacturing process and protein can help starving nations...

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