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  • 3 daily glasses of milk linked to higher mortality rate in women

    10/31/2014 10:30:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014
    Milk is often touted as an elixir for bone strength, but new research suggests that those superpowers may be true only to a certain extent. A study published in the Oct. 28 issue of The British Medical Journal suggests that consuming three glasses of milk per day may double women’s risk of dying in 20 years, compared to drinking less than one glass daily, Medical News Today reported. Researchers in Sweden found that the sugar D-galactose—which comprises half of lactose—increases oxidative stress and inflammation of the body. Experimental evidence in various animal species shows that chronic exposure to galactose can...
  • More And More Cows Are Giving Milk (To Robots)

    09/04/2014 9:59:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Vermont Public Radio ^ | September 4, 2014 | Charlotte Albright
    Next time you pour a nice cold glass of milk, you could have a robot to thank. That's because automated milking machines are showing up at more and more dairy farms in Vermont and New Hampshire. The technology is cutting down on labor costs, increasing yield and teaching farmers more about the health and productivity of their herds. Just ask Nate Tullar, of Orford, New Hampshire. Cows have been giving milk at his family’s farm, Tullando, since 1956. That’s when his grandparents started the dairy business, and they have often been open to innovation over the years. There are now...
  • Camel Milk: The Next Generation of Dairy?

    09/04/2014 1:42:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Nutritional Outlook Magazine ^ | September 4, 2014 | Jennifer Grebow
    If cow’s milk is the Gen X of dairy, and soy milk the Gen Y, then camel milk may very well be Gen Z. As of this January, U.S. shoppers can buy the country’s first retail camel milk at market. The brand, Desert Farms, is now sold in Whole Foods Market stores in California, as well as through the company’s website. One of the first things shoppers might notice about camel milk is the price. At approximately $18/pint, camel milk is far from cheap. But, according to founder Walid Abdul-Wahab, camel milk’s benefits may be well worth the cost—especially to...
  • Banning chocolate milk backfires

    08/30/2014 7:34:07 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 60 replies
    Cornell Chronicle ^ | APRIL 16, 2014 | BY MELISSA OSGOOD
    To some, banning chocolate milk from elementary schools seemed like a good idea, but new Cornell University research shows that removing chocolate milk from school menus has negative consequences. “When schools ban chocolate milk, we found it usually backfires. On average, milk sales drop by 10 percent, 29 percent of white milk gets thrown out, and participation in the school lunch program may also decrease,” reports Andrew Hanks, lead author and research associate Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. “This is probably not what parents wanted to see.” The Cornell study, which included professors David Just and Brian...
  • Grass-Fed Milk: Better Than Organic?

    08/02/2014 9:45:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Newsmax Health ^ | Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 03:32 PM | Nick Tate
    Move over, organic milk. Health-conscious consumers are increasingly choosing a new bovine beverage: Grass-fed milk. Derived from cows fed mostly grass—not corn or soy—the pricey beverage is capturing a growing market share among consumers, The Wall Street Journal reports. […] Branded “Grassmilk,” it has cream on top and is lightly pasteurized with heat. A half-gallon sells for close to $6, more than a dollar more than the average price of organic milk and more than double the price of traditional milk. …
  • Saudi Establishes Camel Milk Firm in California

    07/04/2014 10:37:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    A young Saudi has established a company selling camel's milk in the United States, despite the animals reportedly being the source of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus. According to a report in a Los Angeles newspaper, Walid Abdulwahab, 23, set up the company as part of his class project at the University of Southern California. The lighthearted slogan of his company, Desert Farms, is "Make every day a humpday." Supplied by seven small camel farms, most of them owned by Amish, the Santa Monica-based company recently sold camel milk of $100,000, as it spreads its claims of nutritional...
  • In a Few Years We Might All Be Drinking Camel Milk

    06/17/2014 10:34:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon., Jun. 16 2014 | Anna Roth
    These days you can order your coffee with anything from cow's milk to almond milk, but even in an experimental town like San Francisco, a camel's milk latte has yet to sound like anything but a joke. Southern California-based company Desert Farms is looking to change that. With its tongue-in-cheek slogan, "make every day a hump day," and its packaging emphasizing the health benefits of its product, the company is trying to turn camel's milk into the next big thing in dairy. Camel's milk isn't anything new to the Bedouins of the Middle East and Northern Africa, of course, who...
  • Amish Farmers Are Milking Camels for Your Health

    05/31/2014 4:35:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Munchies ^ | May, 2014 | Laren Rothman
    It seems like every other week someone gets ill from raw milk. The most recent incident occurred last month in West Michigan, when a 31-year-old woman and a six-year-old girl from different counties fell ill after drinking raw milk from a farm called Green Pastures. The Centers for Disease Control have released updated information on the link between raw milk and outbreaks of E. Coli infections, warning that a record number of such outbreaks were reported between 2010 and 2012. We have a fraught relationship with raw milk in the US, but elsewhere the routine consumption of raw milk is...
  • Harvey Milk honored with stamp; Crowds line up outside of Castro post office

    05/23/2014 6:22:24 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 59 replies
    Daily Digest News ^ | 05-23-2014 | Ed Stevens
    According to a report from the BBC, gay rights activist Harvey Milk has been honored on a new U.S. postage stamp. The stamp was unveiled at the White House on Thursday. In a description of the stamp, the U.S. Postal Service says that Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, making him one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States. Tragically, his career in public office was cut short when he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated. The photo featured on the stamp is one of Milk taken in...
  • Connecticut lawmakers consider banning day care from serving whole, 2% milk

    04/24/2014 4:34:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2014
    Milk—it does a body bad? Some Connecticut lawmakers seem to think so. The state legislature is considering a bill that would ban day care centers from serving whole milk or 2 percent milk to children. The move, according to the bill’s sponsors, is aimed at curbing childhood obesity—but opponents say the information is outdated. While the American Academy of Pediatrics put out a 2008 recommendation that children switch to low-fat milk after the age of 2 because they don’t need the fat content, others argue that the fat isn’t the dietary demon some claim. …
  • Camel Milk: a Miracle Cure for Children With Autism?

    04/24/2014 3:58:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Jay Hilotin
    Children with autism relieved of symptoms following therapy that includes camel milkDubai: Can camel milk help children with autism? Two American mothers who sourced camel milk from the Middle East say it definitely can, citing circumstantial evidence of their children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) responding positively after therapy that included camel milk. Author Christina Adams shared her camel milk story with XPRESS following a meet-up organised by Autism UAE, Stepping Stones, Child EIMC and Emirates Industry for Camel Milk and Products (EICMP) at The Majlis Dubai, a new camel milk cafe next to Jumeirah Mosque. American-born Zeba Khan,...
  • Lawmakers Advance Effort to Legalize Raw Milk

    03/30/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 22 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | March 30, 2014 | Kate Miller
    “As a producer of grass-fed beef, I am familiar with some of the difficulties small farmers face when marketing fresh food directly to consumers. Our bills would make it easier for families to buy wholesome milk directly from farmers by reversing the criminalization of dairy farmers who offer raw milk,” said Rep. Massie. “The federal government should not punish farmers for providing customers the foods they want, and states should be free to set their own laws regulating food safety.” Representative Pingree says this legislation supports small farmers. “Many consumers want to buy fresh, unpasteurized milk and regulations shouldn’t get...
  • If milk isn't careful socialist liberals might try to ban it...

    03/07/2014 10:10:59 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-7-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Hey, makes about as much sense as anything else they've been doing since 2009.
  • Got Milk? Only In California: National Industry Group Drops Slogan

    02/24/2014 5:51:46 PM PST · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Consumerist ^ | February 24, 2014
    You can take away an advertising slogan, but you can never take my milk mustache indicating that I do, indeed, have milk. The Milk Processor Education Program is dropping its 29-year-old tagline “Got Milk?” in favor of a new one to highlight how nutritional the stuff is. Only the California group is keeping the slogan instead of switching to “Milk Life.”
  • Milk Could Go Up 60 Cents a Gallon (Put the blame right on cheese)

    02/18/2014 4:14:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/18/14 | Ben Popken
    Dairy analysts estimate store milk prices could go up 60 cents in March, reaching their highest ever. "The cupboards are dry," said dairy economist Mary Ledman. Blame cheese. Short supply pushed cheese to a new peak in January, going from $1.80 to $2.36 a block. That jump is driving the March increases for "fluid milk." Moreover, in early 2013, farmers responded to higher feed costs by cutting back on herd growth. Coupled with growing international appetite, especially from China, that's led to tighter supplies and higher prices.
  • Raw Milk Could Be Legal in Maryland… Again

    01/22/2014 5:04:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 22, 2014 | Joshua Cook
    A proposed Maryland bill would restore the right of the states’ citizens to participate in cow shares, or cow boarding, to obtain raw milk. Maryland citizens lost the right to raw milk via cow shares in 2006, when the appointed director of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene redefined the word “sale” to include agistments. A hearing on the bill is scheduled for January 28 at 1:00pm at the Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis. Cow shares or cow boarding refers to a practice in which people buy shares in individual animals for a portion of the milk...
  • Hunters, Fishermen Targeted by Feds for Local Violations ( Lacey Act & Gibson Guitar )

    12/19/2013 6:49:35 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 18 Dec 2013 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    U.S. law enforcement agencies are conducting thousands of investigations using a law that makes violating state wildlife statutes a federal crime, often ensnaring hunters and fishermen for seemingly minor infractions. Some even suffer stiff federal prison sentences. Special agents and wildlife inspectors for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conduct about 2,500 investigative cases a year of violations of the Lacey Act, a 1900 law meant to combat illegal trafficking of wildlife. ... Rock star Ted Nugent, an avid hunter and fisherman .. "Good, decent families' lives are being turned upside down and ruined by out-of-control jackboot game agencies, particularly...
  • So America IS Trading with Iran ... US Sent Nearly $2M Worth of Bull Semen to Muslim State Last Year

    12/01/2013 1:52:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 29 November 2013 | Ashley Collman
    So America IS trading with Iran ... US sent nearly $2m worth of bull semen to Muslim state last year Strict trade sanctions have been in place between the U.S. and Iran since the Carter administration Bovine sperm side-steps the usual sanctions since it qualifies as humanitarian aid Iran has made it a goal to become self-sufficient in meat production by the year 2016 Altogether the U.S. sent $45.7million in humanitarian aid to Iran last April. While the number seems like a lot, it's nothing compared to the $26.2billion sent to our biggest trading partner - Canada. Bovine sperm side-steps...
  • Dairy prices and Food Stamps Question

    10/29/2013 6:23:58 AM PDT · by jyro · 3 replies
    Why does the government have to buy milk? "If Congress allows those supports to expire, 1930s and 1940s-era farm law would kick in, as much as quadrupling the price that the government pays to purchase dairy products. If the government paid that high a price, many processors would sell to the government instead of commercial markets, decreasing commercial supply and thus also raising prices for shoppers at grocery stores." Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/28/4581669/congress-eyes-milk-prices-politics.html#storylink=cpy
  • Letter from Saudi Arabia: camel milk, created by love

    10/02/2013 12:27:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Rob Cory
    Time spent in the company of camels reveals that the sociable animals can be particular when it comes to sharing their milkBader lifted the rope that circled the camel pen and we entered. The 50 or so camels casually went about their business, showing little interest in us, until Bader began to summon them with a deep, long call. One by one the camels lifted their heads and ambled in our direction, with their eyes fixed firmly on us. They crowded around us, jostling for position. They used their long necks to nudge one another aside, so as to get...
  • Milk of Human Blindness

    09/04/2013 1:51:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2013 | John Stossel
    The Denver Post warns, "Milk, food prices could rise if Congress fails to act." Congress is working on a farm bill, which, among other things, will set limits on how high or low milk prices can be in different regions of the country. Politicians from both parties like to meddle in agriculture. When the Heritage Foundation told Republicans not to pass any farm bill, "conservative" politicians banned Heritage from their weekly meetings. But why should politicians be involved in agriculture? Why should they set food prices, any more than they set the price of books or staplers? The market decides...
  • U.S. flag bearing image of President Obama during 50th anniversary of 1963 March on Washington

    08/24/2013 2:26:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 74 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | August 24, 2013
    A marcher holds an U.S. flag bearing the image of President Barack Obama during the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington August 24, 2013.
  • Farmers warn of high milk prices without farm bill

    06/28/2013 5:15:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2013 5:59 PM EDT | M.L. Johnson
    Dairy farmers expressed frustration this week with Congress’ failure to pass a farm bill, saying the uncertainty made it hard to do business and some could go under without changes to the federal milk program. Farmers also worried that if a current nine-month extension of the 2008 farm bill expires with no action, a 64-year-old law will kick in, sending milk prices spiraling. While that might provide short-term profits, they say, it’d hurt them in the long run because no one wants to buy milk at $6 a gallon. …
  • The menace of moo-shine - Saving America from raw milk

    06/23/2013 8:03:38 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 78 replies
    The Economist ^ | June 1, 2013
    DAIRY is a way of life in Wisconsin. Milk is the official state beverage. Locals proudly refer to themselves as “cheeseheads”. Hats in the shape of slices of Swiss are popular. A heart-stopping treat called “fried curds” is a staple bar snack. Local licence-plates read “America’s Dairyland”. All of which perhaps explains why the state authorities took the conduct of Vernon Hershberger so seriously. Mr Hershberger runs a traditional dairy with 40 cows. State law prohibits selling milk to the public without pasteurising it first. But Mr Hershberger tried to get around this stricture by setting up a “club” which...
  • Buying a Milk Goat? Things You Should Consider

    06/19/2013 6:52:08 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jan 26th, 2013 | Sherry Tomfeld
    I just bought two milk goats, and I'm thrilled with them! Are you thinking of a similar purchase? If so, you may want to read up on goats and milking. This article is meant to help new goat owners by giving them an outline of sorts. Think long and hard before buying a goat, but enjoy them if you get one!
  • Could Dairy Industry Sneak Aspartame Into Your Milk?

    04/11/2013 5:18:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 3:15 pm ET April 11, 2013
    The FDA is considering a plan that would allow the dairy industry to add the sweetener aspartame to milk without having to label it. The plan is coming under fire from some farmers and some consumer groups. …
  • Aspartame in Milk Without a Label? Big Dairy Petitions FDA For Approval

    04/11/2013 10:57:01 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 63 replies
    thedailysheeple.com ^ | February 23, 2013
    Two powerful dairy organizations, The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), are petitioning the Food and Drug Administration to allow aspartame and other artificial sweeteners to be added milk and other dairy products without a label. The FDA currently allows the dairy industry to use “nutritive sweeteners” including sugar and high fructose corn syrup in many of their products. Nutritive sweeteners are defined as sweeteners with calories. This petition officially seeks to amend the standard of identification for milk, cream, and 17 other dairy products like yogurt, sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, and others...
  • How (not) to Milk a Goat

    02/27/2013 2:46:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Chron ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    Yesterday evening I tramped on down to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo for the annual “Celebrity Goat Milking Contest.” This proves not that I am a celebrity — far from it — but rather that I am a good sport. The real purpose here is not the milking of goats, but rather a clever way in which the the annual rodeo milks the media for coverage. In this case, it dubs us “celebrities” and we come to take pictures of cute goats and ourselves. So here’s me and my goat, Skeeter. Now you’re probably wondering about the scientific approach...
  • I Gotta Get the Bread and Milk! OMG, I Gotta Get the Bread and Milk!!!

    02/09/2013 11:00:30 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 54 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/9/13 | Vic DiBitetto
    Guy needs to get his bread and milk!
  • State stops sale of cheap milk

    01/28/2013 9:15:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Advocate ^ | January 25, 2013 | MICHELLE MILLHOLLON
    For Lafayette stockbroker Kenneth Daigle, buying a gallon of milk is no longer the bargain it used to be on Tuesdays at Fresh Market. The upscale supermarket chain yanked milk from its $2.99 once-a-week promotion after a state auditor objected to the low price. A gallon of whole milk was priced at $5.69 Thursday at the Fresh Market in Perkins Rowe. State Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain said Fresh Market violated state regulations by selling milk below cost as part of a promotion. The supermarket routinely sells a gallon of skim, 1 percent, 2 percent or whole milk for...
  • A Louisiana Grocery Store Is Forced To Raise Milk Prices By State Regulators

    01/28/2013 9:28:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 28, 2013 | Michael Krieger
    You might have to read this post twice to make sure your eyes didn’t deceive you. This article is actually completely different from my recent pieces on stealth inflation, but is even more infuriating. In this case, a grocery store called Fresh Markets decided to sell milk at a bargain basement price as part of a promotion, yet the state has deemed the price “too low.” As a result, the chain is being forced to raise the price. Yep, at a time when millions are struggling every day to make ends meet, this is what the state of Louisiana has...
  • New Zealand fertilizer firms suspend sales of DCD after traces found in milk

    01/25/2013 4:41:37 AM PST · by VAFreedom · 3 replies
    The Australian ^ | 1/25/2013 | LUCY CRAYMER
    A TOXIC substance has been found in New Zealand milk, in a potential blow to the nation's $NZ11.5 billion ($9.2 billion) dairy industry. The country's two biggest fertiliser companies, Ravensdown and Ballance Agri-Nutrients, have suspended sales of a chemical treatment sold to farmers after low levels of dicyandiamide, or DCD, were found in dairy products.
  • Giant goat-cheese fire closes Norwegian roadway for six days

    01/22/2013 10:15:24 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 63 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-22-2012 | By Eric Pfeiffer
    This may be the cheesiest story you’ll read all day—literally. That’s because 27 metric tons of flaming goat cheese burned inside a Norwegian road tunnel, closing nearly two miles of the road for six days. Brunost, a Norwegian cheese considered a delicacy, was being shipped in a truck that caught fire. No one was hurt in the incident, which firefighters were finally able to put out on Monday.
  • Campos wants Harvey Milk's name on SFO

    01/15/2013 5:59:26 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 14, 2013 | Marisa Lagos
    A San Francisco supervisor wants to rename the city's airport in honor of civil rights leader Harvey Milk, a change supporters said would send a global message about the importance and struggles of gays and lesbians for equality. Supervisor David Campos will introduce legislation Tuesday that would place the proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport as Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport before voters in November. To send the name change to voters, Campos needs the support of five other supervisors, and Monday he already had four co-sponsors.
  • Lawmakers push one-year extension of farm bill in bid to avert spike in milk prices

    12/31/2012 9:57:53 AM PST · by impimp · 61 replies
    www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 30 Dec 2012 | AP
    The leaders in both parties on the House and Senate Agriculture committees have agreed to a one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill that expired in October, a move that could head off a possible doubling of milk prices next month. But House leaders have yet to say whether they will allow a vote on it.
  • November milk prices expected to increase 30 cents (NOW EXCEEDS gas in some places)

    12/28/2012 5:41:49 AM PST · by GailA · 48 replies
    AGRI-VIEW ^ | Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:00 am | N/A
    Not sure about the posting rules for this one, so just click the link.
  • Milk prices may double in new year

    12/22/2012 1:15:43 PM PST · by george76 · 65 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Dec 22, 2012
    The New Year could push milk prices to $7 a gallon. With Congress spending all its time trying to avert the fiscal cliff, a slew of other legislative matters are going unattended. One of them is the agriculture bill which, if not addressed, could lead to a doubling of the price of milk early next year. ... Sky-high milk prices wouldn't necessarily be good for dairy farmers either, according to Chris Galen, a spokesman for the National Milk Producers Federation, which represents over 30,000 dairy farmers. While it might provide a short term boost to profits, there's a fear that...
  • Yuma dairy takes fight over federal price fixing to Supreme Court

    10/19/2012 10:49:41 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 2 replies
    Yuma Daily Sun ^ | Oct 19 2012 | Joyce Lobeck
    A Yuma-area dairy family has taken its fight with the federal government over a milk price-fixing law that it believes singles it out to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a petition filed Friday, Yuma dairy owners Hein and Ellen Hettinga are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear key issues in their lawsuit challenging a federal law that forces the Hettingas to sell milk to consumers at a higher price than they want to charge. The Milk Regulatory Equity Act of 2005, which the Hettingas say targeted them specifically, requires independent producer-handlers to join a dairy cooperative or pay federal...
  • NZ: GM cows make 'low allergy' milk (genetically modified bovine w/o whey protein)

    10/02/2012 11:51:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/2/12 | James Gallagher
    A genetically modified cow that produces milk less likely to cause allergic reactions has been engineered by New Zealand scientists. Up to 3% of infants are allergic to cows' milk in their first year of life. The modified cow produced milk without beta-lactoglobulin - a whey protein to which some people are allergic. The study has been labelled a "milestone" by one scientist, but some campaign groups say it raises ethical concerns. There are important differences between a woman's breast milk and cows' milk, such as beta-lactoglobulin, which is found in milk from cows but not people. The researchers, at...
  • Schumer: Lawmakers Must Act To Prevent Massive Potential Increase Of Milk Prices

    09/30/2012 9:18:13 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Schumer: Lawmakers Must Act To Prevent Massive Potential Increase Of Milk Prices September 30, 2012 11:37 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The price of a gallon of milk could skyrocket if the Farm Bill is not renewed by the end of the year, according to Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer. Schumer held a news conference Sunday to urge his fellow lawmakers to act quickly on the bill, which expires today. If the measure is not renewed, Schumer said economists estimate milk prices could double in New York by January 1st. A gallon of milk could surpass $6 if no action is...
  • Candidate Anonymously Donates Thousands Of Pints Of Milk To Sick Vets

    09/26/2012 9:00:01 AM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    inquisitr blog ^ | September 2012 | Website staff
    Mitt Romney’s secret is out, thanks to a milkman in Boston. When the now Republican presidential candidate toured a Veterans Administration hospital while in a political race against Ted Kennedy, he discovered an awful truth: The facility could not afford enough dairy products for the sick soldiers. After reviewing the medical center’s books and noting that the facility appears to be run well, he asked what they needed help with or might be lacking. The quickly uttered response consisted of one simple word: milk.
  • Farmer's raw milk sales trial is on hold

    09/17/2012 8:18:48 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 17 Sept 2012 | Rick Barrett
    The trial of a Sauk County dairy farmer accused of crimes stemming from the sale of raw milk has been postponed until January. Previously scheduled to begin next week, Vernon Hershberger's trial will be closely watched by raw-milk advocates who have argued for the right to buy unpasteurized dairy products straight from the farm. Hershberger, an Amish farmer near Loganville, has become the poster child for a controversy that's pitted farmers against state government and has boiled over to other states where raw milk sales are illegal or restricted. "It is a shame to see him prosecuted as a criminal,"...
  • Anger as US inspectors target Swiss chocolate

    09/08/2012 3:00:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies
    The Local Europe AB ^ | 07 Sep 2012 | Malcolm Curtis
    Because of the importance of the US market, chocolate manufacturers in Switzerland are submitting to Uncle Sam’s intrusion in their factories but they are not happy about it. “The fact that a foreign authority is involved in our Swiss businesses is unseemly,” Daniel Bloch, of Chocolats Camille Bloch, told Handelszeitung, the German-language business journal. The newspaper has discovered that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to inspect 21 chocolate factories and 18 dairies in Switzerland. The move is part of the implementation of America’s Food Safety Modernization Act, new legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama last...
  • The Milk Wars: Should Milk Be Taken Off the School-Lunch Menu?

    07/24/2012 6:40:50 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    Time.com ^ | July 20, 2012 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    (Updated) The war on milk has shifted fronts. First it was sugar-laden chocolate milk, which parents and school administrators battled in recent years to remove from school-lunch menus. Now, it’s plain old moo that’s under fire. On Thursday, a national doctors group petitioned the U.S. government to remove milk as a required food group from the National School Lunch Program, the federally assisted program that has provided lunch to millions of public school kids since 1946. The doctors’ reasoning: milk doesn’t help protect kids’ bones. The promotion of milk to help build strong bones in kids is, “in effect, the...
  • GMO labeling measure receives prop number for November ballot

    07/14/2012 11:38:44 PM PDT · by quimby · 13 replies
    examiner.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Judson Parker
    California’s Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act will be on November’s ballot as Proposition 37, according to proposition numbers released late yesterday by the California Secretary of State’s office. The Right to Know measure calls for labeling genetically engineered foods and, if passed, would be the first law in the United States requiring labeling of a wide range of genetically engineered foods. “Prop 37 is about our fundamental right to know what’s in the food we eat and feed our children,” said Stacy Malkan, a spokesperson for the California Right to Know campaign. “Given the broad support in the...
  • Climate Change May Cut Cows' Milk Production in South

    07/14/2012 7:40:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 12, 2012
    Rising temperatures caused by climate change may lead to reduced milk production among cows in the southern United States, a new study suggests. University of Washington researchers analyzed climate and dairy industry data and concluded that the effects of climate change on milk production by Holstein cows through 2080 will vary across the United States due to major regional differences in humidity and swings between day and night temperatures. The study concluded that "regions that are currently experiencing the greatest losses [in milk production] are also the most susceptible: They are projected to be impacted the most by climate change."...
  • What the Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Means for the Drinking Age

    07/02/2012 5:20:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 83 replies
    Newsweek/Daily Beast ^ | Jun 29, 2012 | Caitlin Dickson
    The Supreme Court justices’ stance on President Obama’s Medicaid expansion provision could be good news for states that want to lower their drinking ages from the federally mandated 21. ... The Supreme Court ruled that threatening to take away a state’s Medicaid funding unless the state does what the federal government wants is “unconstitutionally coercive” and declared it invalid. Because any given part of a Supreme Court decision can set a precedent for future laws and can even invalidate an established law if it is challenged using the Supreme Court’s new argument, the Medicaid decision could affect the National Minimum...
  • Ancient North Africans got milk: Herders began dairying around 7,000 years ago

    06/22/2012 3:53:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Science News ^ | Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 | Bruce Bower
    Animal herders living in what was a grassy part of North Africa's Sahara Desert around 7,000 years ago had a taste for cattle milk, or perhaps milk products such as butter. Researchers have identified a chemical signature of dairy fats on the inside surfaces of pottery from that time. Dairy products played a big part in the diets of these ancient Africans, even though they did not live in farming villages as the earliest European milk users did, reports a team led by biogeochemists Julie Dunne and Richard Evershed, both of the University of Bristol in England. Dairying may have...
  • John Avalos: I-t-w-a-s-a-j-o-k-e

    05/23/2012 9:27:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    SFGate: City Insider ^ | 5/23/12 | Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer
    The wacky and wonderful world of San Francisco politics once again went viral, this time after the City Insider and other local publications reported on Supervisor John Avalos’ remarks that he summoned the ghost of former Supervisor Harvey Milk to find out how the slain gay civil rights leaders would feel about having a U.S. Navy vessel named after him. During the City Hall debate Tuesday, supervisors said they conferred with Milk’s nephew, friends, former colleagues and compatriots, gay rights activists, the anti-war contingent and others on the issue; the affable Avalos, known around City Hall for his humor, said...
  • City official consults Ouija board before vote

    05/23/2012 12:21:16 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 14 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | 5/23/2012 | unknown
    A San Francisco supervisor says he consulted a Ouija board before city leaders voted on whether to recommend naming a Navy ship after slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk. Supervisor John Avalos tells the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/KnVnbu ) that he believes he made contact with Milk's spirit and that Milk spelled out letters indicating: "Good riddance to don't ask, don't tell." Te Board of Supervisors approved the non-binding resolution Tuesday on a 9-2 vote. Milk was a city supervisor and former naval officer. He was fatally shot in 1978 by Dan White. Supporters say the naming would honor the...