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  • Farmer selling horse milk for £13 a pint

    03/15/2021 2:33:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 15 MAR 2021 | Neil Shaw
    A British farmer produces the world's most expensive milk - from horses and costing £13 a pint. Frank Shellard runs the only farm in Britain to commercially produce the alternative dairy product. He says he got the idea to cure his daughter's eczema. Frank's family business Combe Hay Mare’s Milk has fourteen mares producing 12-14 litres a day to make milk, hand cream and lotion. Frank says his mare’s milk is far sweeter, with a much lower fat content than cow milk - and says its drunk by over 30 million people around the world. Frank, 62, got the idea...
  • Oat Milk, Almond, Dairy or Soy? A Dietitian Breaks Down Your 'Milk' Options

    10/05/2020 12:02:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies ^ | 5 OCTOBER 2020 | LEAH DOWLING, THE CONVERSATION
    A trip to the supermarket presents shoppers with an overwhelming number of milk choices. And far from just being the domain of the modern hipster, plant-based milk alternatives are going mainstream. These alternatives may be suitable for people who are intolerant to dairy milk, or have ethical or other personal preferences. They tend to be lower in saturated fats and energy than dairy milk, but also lower in protein (except soy) and calcium (unless fortified). Some are also high in added sugars. As to which milk is best, there's no simple answer. Dairy milk tends to come out on top...
  • Almonds Are Out. Dairy Is a Disaster. So What Milk Should We Drink?

    05/31/2020 12:45:55 PM PDT · by Bob Ireland · 82 replies
    The Guardian via Pocket Worthy {Yahoo} ^ | May 30, 2020 | Annette McGivney The Guardian
    A glass of dairy milk produces almost three times more greenhouse gas than any plant-based milk. But vegan options have drawbacks of their own. For environmentally minded consumers, the news is hard to swallow: almond milk is not healthy for the planet and the popular milk substitute is especially hard on bees. Our recent investigation into the connection between California’s industrialized almond industry and a record 50bn commercial bee deaths created quite a buzz. The widely read story prompted one primary response from readers: “What should we be drinking instead?” This is a thorny question, and food sustainability experts are...
  • Phase Five Supply Chain – With a Message From A Dairy Farmer….

    04/14/2020 7:59:33 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 71 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | April 14, 2020 | sundance
    Most Americans were not aware food consumption in the U.S. was a 60/40 proposition. Approximately 60% of all food was consumed “outside the home” (or food away from home), and 40% of all food consumed was food “inside the home” (grocery shoppers). Food ‘outside the home’ included: restaurants, fast-food locales, schools, corporate cafeterias, university lunchrooms, manufacturing cafeterias, hotels, food trucks, park and amusement food sellers and many more. Many of those venues are not thought about when people evaluate the overall U.S. food delivery system; however, this network was approximately 60 percent of all food consumption on a daily basis....
  • Dairies Are Dumping Millions of Gallons of Milk While Stores Are Rationing It Due to the Coronavirus. What’s Going On?

    04/06/2020 12:43:59 PM PDT · by gattaca · 96 replies
    FEE ^ | April 6, 2020 | Dan Sanchez/Tyler Brandt
    Why is so much perfectly good milk draining into pits instead of replenishing empty dairy aisles? Frustrated shoppers have reason to cry over spilled milk. Dairy farmers are dumping millions of gallons of the stuff. Meanwhile, some dairy products are sold out at many grocery stores across the country, due to intense demand for basic household goods amid the coronavirus crisis. USA Today reports on one farm in Wisconsin: “About 7 o’clock Tuesday night, Golden E Dairy got the call that any dairy farmer would dread. They were being asked to dump 25,000 gallons of fresh milk a day because...
  • U.S. dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets

    04/03/2020 9:32:59 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 85 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/3/2020 | PJ Huffstutter
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dairy farmer Jason Leedle felt his stomach churn when he got the call on Tuesday evening. “We need you to start dumping your milk,” said his contact from Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), the largest U.S. dairy cooperative. Despite strong demand for basic foods like dairy products amid the coronavirus pandemic, the milk supply chain has seen a host of disruptions that are preventing dairy farmers from getting their products to market. Mass closures of restaurants and schools have forced a sudden shift from those wholesale food-service markets to retail grocery stores, creating logistical and packaging nightmares...
  • Vegans protest Starbucks over ‘insane’ policies: ‘Everyone should be intolerant of cruelty'

    02/08/2020 2:36:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/07/20 | Dillon Thompson
    Vegans across the country are protesting Starbucks for its "insane" institution of a "vegan tax" against non-dairy drinkers. The controversy, which stems from the fact that the coffee chain typically charges extra for plant-based milk options, has led to sit-ins at Starbucks locations nationwide, Insider reported. PETA, the animal rights group, has organized many of the protests, which have taken place in cities such as San Diego, Queens, N.Y., and Meriden Township, Minn., as well as outside the home of the company’s CEO, Kevin Johnson. **SNIP** The protests began in December 2019, when PETA announced it was purchasing shares of...
  • Borden Dairy files for bankruptcy protection

    01/08/2020 10:01:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    NBC ^ | Jan. 6, 2020, 8:27 PM CST | By Alex Johnson
    Borden is the second giant U.S. dairy company to seek bankruptcy protection as raw milk prices and sales of milk alternatives continue to soar. Borden, whose mascot, Elsie the Cow, has smiled out at consumers from milk, cheese and butter cartons for more than 80 years, has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the second major U.S. dairy company to seek help as milk prices soar and more Americans turn to milk alternatives. Borden Dairy Co., which is based in Dallas, reported losses of $42.4 million in 2019. In a filing Sunday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, it listed debts...
  • One of America's oldest and largest milk producers files for bankruptcy

    01/06/2020 11:39:55 AM PST · by John W · 93 replies
    CNN via ^ | January 6, 2020 | CNN
    Borden Dairy Co., one of America's oldest and largest dairy companies, on Monday became the second major milk producer to file for bankruptcy in the last two months. Tumbling milk consumption combined with the rising price of milk have crippled the dairy industry with debt. Dean Foods, America's largest milk producer, filed for bankruptcy November 12.
  • Study: Children who drank whole milk had lower risk of being overweight or obese

    01/01/2020 2:30:33 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 69 replies
    The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition ^ | December 30, 2019 | St. Michael's Hospital
    A systematic review and meta-analysis led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto found children who drank whole milk had 40 per cent lower odds of being overweight or obese compared with children who consumed reduced-fat milk. The research, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analyzed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between children drinking cow's milk and the risk of being overweight or obese. None of the studies—which involved a total almost 21,000 children between the ages of one and 18 years old—showed that kids who drank reduced-fat milk had a lower risk...
  • Struggling dairy farmers building a future with hazelnuts, specialty milk, and creative thinking

    12/26/2019 2:06:45 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12 26 2019 | Rick Barrett
    SNIP “Five or 10 years from now, I don’t think we will be milking cows anymore, realistically," the 35-year-old farmer said. "Financially we are fine, but I have four young children who I don't spend nearly enough time with." Jereczek is trying to build a bridge to the future even as he crosses it. He has planted more than 1,000 hazelnut trees on 3 acres previously used to grow hay — a small piece of the farm that someday could pay off well if the perennial crop takes hold. Worldwide, Turkey and Italy dominate the hazelnut industry. Domestically, Oregon has...
  • How do you milk an almond?

    12/15/2019 5:02:05 AM PST · by tired&retired · 95 replies
    It's time for the Department of Agriculture to adopt strict rule as France has done on its products such as champagne. Today's environment of calling any white juice "milk" or plant based products "meat" has gone too far. The line is getting blurred further as cells of cows and fish are being replicated in tanks and being sold as the "real" thing. We need to protect our farmers.
  • No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand

    11/12/2019 10:18:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    WEAR-TV3 ^ | Tuesday, November 12th 2019 | by MICHELLE CHAPMAN
    Dean Foods, America's biggest milk processor, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday amid a steep, decades-long drop-off in U.S. milk consumption blamed on soda, juices and, more recently, nondairy substitutes. The Dallas company said it may sell itself to the Dairy Farmers of America, a marketing cooperative owned by thousands of farmers. "Despite our best efforts to make our business more agile and cost-efficient, we continue to be impacted by a challenging operating environment marked by continuing declines in consumer milk consumption," CEO Eric Berigause said in a statement. Since 1975, the amount of milk consumed per capita in America has tumbled...
  • New Mexico school resource officer resigns after being caught on video allegedly roughing up[trun]

    10/23/2019 2:18:31 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/22/2019 | Theo Wayt
    A New Mexico school resource officer has resigned after allegedly using excessive force against an 11-year-old girl who he alleges "took more milks than she was supposed to" from the cafeteria.
  • #MeToo Cow insemination is rape, milking is sexual assault says researcher

    08/16/2019 10:51:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 84 replies ^ | August 16, 2019 | S. Noble
    A research paper currently being pushed by a researcher at the College of Brockport Gender Studies program wants society — feminists — to talk about the unseemly “sexual exploitation” of dairy cows in order to “fully fight gendered oppression.” The author claims the dairy industry is rife with ‘sex-based discrimination’ (of cows), and compares insemination of the cattle to “rape.” The milking of cows is, of course, “sexual assault.” This isn’t satire, so be careful, if you start buying into this, you too could be assimilated. According to Campus Reform: A paper currently being promoted by a New York University...
  • To boost milk, dairy groups see hope in lattes in schools

    07/02/2019 1:42:11 PM PDT · by McGruff · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 7/2/2019 | CANDICE CHOI
    Coffee bars selling $3 iced lattes are popping up in high schools, helped along by dairy groups scrambling for new ways to get people to drink milk. It’s one small way the dairy industry is fighting to slow the persistent decline in U.S. milk consumption as eating habits change and rival drinks keep popping up on supermarket shelves. At a high school in North Dakota, a $5,000 grant from a dairy group helped pay for an espresso machine that makes lattes with about 8 ounces of milk each. The drinks used 530 gallons of milk this year. It’s not clear...
  • Whoa, this is pretty embarrassing for China…

    06/08/2019 9:51:43 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 42 replies
    Chinese warships collect baby formula in Australia Chinese warships that docked unexpectedly at an Australian port departed with a cargo of baby formula, local media discovered. The arrival of a trio of Chinese ships, including an amphibious assault vessel, set off alarm bells on Monday morning among Australian citizens who did not have advance notice of the visit and analysts who regarded it as a show of force. But the trip also highlighted China’s vulnerabilities, as Chinese sailors were photographed loading baby formula onto the ships before they departed. “What some Chinese colleagues were saying about ‘realistic socialism’ as true...
  • Make America Grate Again? There's 1.4 Billion Pounds Of Surplus Cheese In The U.S.

    01/10/2019 3:11:59 PM PST · by bgill · 54 replies
    wbur ^ | Jan. 8, 2019 | Jeremy Hobson
    More than 900,000 cubic yards of cheddar, American and Swiss currently sit in cold storage across the United States, enough cheese to form a wheel the size of the U.S. Capitol building. The excess is the biggest the country has seen since the government started keeping track a century ago, and it's 16 percent larger than the cheese surplus of 2016 when the government offered to buy up $20 million worth of excess cheese... "Part of it is changes in the domestic use of that milk." Another factor is trade — "a self-inflicted wound," Novakovic says. And there is growing...
  • Millions of Americans Are Wrong About Having a Food Allergy, Study Suggests

    01/07/2019 7:53:34 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 96 replies
    gizmodo ^ | 01/07/2018 | Ed Cara
    19 percent of the nationally representative group reported having a food allergy. But only 10.8 percent said they had symptoms consistent with an allergic reaction to food, such as hives, swelling of the lips or throat, and chest pain. The main culprits behind these allergies were shellfish, milk, and tree nuts. Those who didn’t have a convincing food allergy instead reported symptoms like stomach cramps, a stuffy nose, or nausea. The findings, published Friday in JAMA Network Open, roughly match up to estimates from other studies, including those that confirmed a person’s food allergy with testing or medical records. In...
  • Dairy farming is dying. After 40 years, I’m done

    12/26/2018 12:00:12 PM PST · by ETL · 164 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 21, 2018 | Jim Goodman
    <p>After 40 years of dairy farming, I sold my herd of cows this summer. The herd had been in my family since 1904; I know all 45 cows by name. I couldn’t find anyone who wanted to take over our farm — who would? Dairy farming is little more than hard work and possible economic suicide.</p>