Agriculture Ministry and FAO to boost milk consumption by Thais

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BANGKOK, 29 May 2014 – Thailand has fallen behind in milk consumption, despite being the main base for milk production in South East Asia, producing over a million tons of high grade fresh milk a year.

Hoping to double milk consumption in the country, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives has joined forces with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to promote the concept of “Milk: Nutritious Food for AEC” to focus attention on the importance of milk as a valuable source of nutrition.

During the campaign, free milk will be served at concerts and there will be many fun activities including games for people to play, while learning more about the importance of milk.

The celebration of World Milk Day in Thailand is to take place on June 1st, 2014. at Parc Paragon, Siam Paragon, and will run from 11:00 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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