A company that produces and distributes dairy products, Clover South Africa, recently warned of a major butter shortage in the country.
Chief Economist of the Milk Producers’ Organisation, Dr Koos Coetze, says the shortage of butter is not only a South African problem but a global problem.
He says the current research has shown that butter is not a health hazard but a more natural product than things like margarine and that more and more people are now adopting a low carb high-fat diet such as the Banting diet.
People switched over from low-fat products to full-cream milk. If people are buying full-cream milk, obviously there is no extra cream coming out to manufacture butter.— Dr Koos Coetze, Chief Economist of the Milk Producers’ Organisation
This is the reason internationally the price of butter is very high.— Dr Koos Coetze, Chief Economist of the Milk Producers’ Organisation
To hear more of this interview with Dr Koos Coetze, listen below: