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Saputo rejects milk from abused cattle

The food conglomerate Saputo has turned down milk from Chilliwack Cattle Sales. This comes after a video detailing horrific animal abuse by those involved with the cattle company.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Antibody rich milk protects piglets

Antibodies against parasites are transferred via the sow’s very first milk to the piglets immediately after birth. Based on this, researchers are looking at ways to increase the level of these antibodies in sows to boost the health of piglets.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Ability to digest milk is linked to a history of cattle rearing

A new study into lactose tolerance investigated the genetic origins of this ability. The findings reveal that the ability to digest milk was a powerful selective force in a variety of populations which raised cattle and consumed the animals' fresh milk.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

When R.E.M. plays, cows make more milk

When cows are stressed out, they produce less milk. The solution to this problem is to turn on R.E.M.'s song "Everybody Hurts," according to a study conducted by the University of Leicester.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Making infant formula safer

After several health warnings, and several years of lab study, the U.S. FDA has announced a set of rules designed to make infant formula safer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Cow's milk extract kills cancerous cells

A peptide fragment derived from cow's milk has exhibited potent anticancer capability against human stomach cancer cell cultures. The research was undertaken at the University of Taiwan.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Drinking milk may make us taller but may not stop hip fractures

New research findings show that drinking milk during teenage years does not necessarily lower the risk of hip fractures in older adults possibly because milk also helps make us grow taller.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 3 comments

Photo of officer bringing milk to kids during lockdown goes viral

A photo of a police officer bringing milk to a family during Friday's lockdown in Watertown has gone viral on Facebook. The officer has been identified as a member of the Brookline Police Department.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Do supplements in baby formula prevent allergies?

A research review suggests that prebiotic supplements in infant formula may help to prevent eczema and avoid other types of allergies.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Film clips: 'Samsara' — an introduction into food production

The video is a selection of clips from the film "Samsara" (which is a Tibetan word meaning "the wheel of life") which show how our food is mass-produced in automated fashion, from living, breathing, feeling creatures, for our consumption.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 12 comments

Milk therapy results show some success

A gradual and steadily increasing dose of milk proteins appears to have some success in helping some people with allergies to dairy foods, according to a new research study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

U.S. breast feeding rates show an increase

Newly reviewed data shows that breast feeding rates for U.S. mothers has increased over a ten year period. Based on the most recent figures, 75% of mothers choose to breast feed their babies.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Milk prices may double soon

Come January 1, milk prices could rise to $6 to $8 gallon if the US Congress does not pass a new farm bill that amends farm policy datingall the way back to the Truman presidency.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Video: Angry dairy farmers spray milk on EU headquarters

Brussels - On Monday, furious dairy farmers sprayed milk on the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels, along with a whole crowd of riot police, over high quotas and low prices.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Denmark to abolish world's first fat tax

Copenhagen - Denmark intends to abolish the world's first fat tax which was introduced just over a year ago. It also intends to scrap plans to introduce a sugar tax.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 5 comments

SNL spoof: Mitt Romney drowns post-election sorrows in milk

A post-election photo showing Romney with his family, drinking from a carton of chocolate milk, inspires a "Saturday Night Live" spoof that imagines how Romney might have spent the election night, alone with his family and gallons of milk.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

New study on cancer-protective properties of milk

A group of scientists in Sweden found that a milk protein with known health effects, reduces the growth rate of colon cancer cells over time.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Genetically modified cow milk for your babies

Scientists have produced genetically modified cows that can produce milk that is similar to human breast milk with little lactose, giving people with lactose intolerance an opportunity to digest cow's milk.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 2 comments

Study: Hidden ingredient in milk protects against obesity

A natural ingredient found in milk helped to prevent weight gain even while on diets high in fat, which could add up to slimmer waistlines, researchers say.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Does milk work as a slimming aid?

Some surprising new research has demonstrated that a natural ingredient found in milk can protect against obesity. This could lead to a new design of "diet pill".
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Rickets on the increase amongst British children

The increase of rickets amongst British children is an alarming trend. The disease was eradicated in Britain during Victorian times, but is reemerging due to a lack of exposure to sunlight.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Organic milk as a fashion statement

Hanover - For years, health organizations have touted the the benefits of drinking milk. But if the milk is organic and fails to meet the strict quality standards in Germany, you can wear it instead of drinking it.
In the Media by Viga Boland

New tech to make milk safer

Researchers at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada have developed a new, high-tech device capable of detecting harmful foreign substances in milk and other foodstuffs, the university announced.

Texas daycare caught doping kids to make them fall asleep

Van Alstyne - Texas police were called to a daycare center after concerned employees notified them that the owner was serving the children a 'special milk' which was doped with a flavored antihistamine that was used to induce sleep each day.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 5 comments

Retail giant threatens legal action after 'price-fixing' fine

Supermarket giant Tesco said it will fight a huge fine imposed by a regulator after it was accused of colluding with other retail outlets to fix prices of dairy products.
In the Media by Andrew John

EPA reports radiation found in American milk

As radiation continued to emanate from Japan's troubled Fukushima nuclear plant, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced the detection of radiation in American milk supplies.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Milk war in Australia

The supermarket giants in Australia have started a food discounting war. In a blatant marketing push Coles began the discounting war by reducing the price of two litre Coles brand milk by 33 percent from $2.99 to $2.00.
In the Media by Kimberley Pollock - 1 comment

Research claims dairy products may help prevent type-2 diabetes

Researchers say a natural ingredient of dairy products – but one that can’t be produced by the human body – may protect against diabetes.
In the Media by Andrew John - 1 comment

China denies milk could cause early puberty

Beijing - An investigation of Synutra milk powder, one of the most popular milk powder brands among Chinese young mothers, shows there is no evidence of sex hormones causing early puberty to baby girls, announced China's Ministry of Health on Sunday.
In the Media by Wang Fangqing

Milk from offspring of cloned cows being sold in UK shops

A dairy farmer has said that milk from the offspring of cloned cattle is being sold to unknowing customers in shops. Meat from such animals may also be in supermarkets.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 2 comments
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