Is pasteurization a good process for the environment?



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    Pasteurizing does require energy, and ultra-pasteurization requires a lot of energy.  Usually, smaller dairies do a less intense pasteurization that heats the milk at a lower temperature and in smaller batches.  Then they sell locally, which usually means less packaging and less transport emissions.  But to speak strictly about pasteurization: it does use energy (like just about anything) so it’s technically not “good” for the environment.  But if the energy source is a clean one, it’s really not a problem.

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