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Former good articleMilk was one of the Sports and recreation good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
December 23, 2005Good article nomineeListed
May 10, 2006Featured article candidateNot promoted
April 2, 2008Good article reassessmentDelisted
Current status: Delisted good article

Additions to table[edit]

Suggest adding the following to the table (all from the same existing source at

Russia, 36.5, 5.8, 2.4 Egypt, 24.3, -, 0.8 Turkey, 16.2, 6.8, 0.6

This would at least cover all the continents (ie Africa and Middle East are currently missing, and Russia is a major world culture).

Agree, it's quite incomplete

Resource and reference list from Kurzgesagt[edit]

The video Milk (youtube), by Kurzgesagt, comes with a comprehensive list of references for each of the details mentioned: -- I'm adding it here in case useful. Quiddity (talk)


Does this page really need to be protected? I wouldn't see many people trying to vandalize an article about animal lactate.

  Yes. It's a frequently vandalised and manipulated page.  Halogenated (talk) 16:46, 9 November 2020 (UTC)

edit protected page, Criticism section[edit]

I'm petitioning to remove this line from the Criticism section: "Milk production is also resource intensive. On a global weighted average, for the production of a given volume of milk, a thousand times as much water has to be used.[164]" It comes after the Environmental Impacts section without adding additional information, makes a statement, and doesn't explain what is produced with a thousand times less water in the comparison. Additionally, the section already mentions "environmental concerns" in the opening sentence.

Largely, the Criticism section is redundant after introducing vegans except that: "It is often argued that it is unnatural for humans to drink milk from cows (or other animals) because mammals normally do not drink milk beyond the weaning period, nor do they drink milk from another species.[163]"

DHHornfeldt (talk) 22:09, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
Based on the cited source, it's 1,000 litres of water used per litre of milk produced. I've clarified this. Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 00:40, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

The 'Notes' tab should be removed[edit]

In my opinion, the 'Notes' tab should be removed if no notes can be added to it as in my opinion it is pointless having an empty tab within the article. Xboxsponge15 (talk) 19:19, 24 January 2021 (UTC)