According to modernfarmer.com, only one ounce of Greek yogurt is produced from every three to four ounces of milk—the rest becomes a waste byproduct known as acid whey. As Greek yogurt experiences a heightened popularity, producers are left with an abundance of acid whey that they haven’t found a good use for. It is against the law to dump the waste due to its toxicity; it has proven to be extremely detrimental to marine ecosystems, causing a “dead sea” effect. Much of the whey goes into livestock feed, and some experts are trying to incorporate into baby food or turn it into bodybuilding supplements.
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