|Dairy Industry Completes Fluid Milk Carbon Footprint Study as Part of Industry Wide Sustainability Commitment |
Thursday, September 30, 2010 (651 reads)
The U.S. dairy industry has announced that it has completed a carbon footprint study that measured the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with a gallon of milk in the United States. Researchers followed the journey of a gallon of milk from the beginning of the life cycle when crops are grown to feed cows; milk is produced and delivered to processors; through processing, packaging and distribution; all the way to the purchase and disposal of the gallon of milk by the consumer.
|Fortified Milk May Reduce Acne|
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 (800 reads)
Milk enriched with the whey protein lactoferrin may reduce the effects of acne, according to researchers.
The study published in the journal Nutrition suggests increased daily intake of lactoferrin through an enriched milk source can reduce visible symptoms of the skin condition acne vulgaris by up to 20 percent after 12 weeks.
|EU Fails to Agree on Dairy Market Reforms|
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 (696 reads)
European Union farm ministers have failed to reach a consensus over a report proposing controversial changes to dairy competition rules. Ministers debated over the report – issued by the Higher Level Group (HLG) that was formed in response to last year's dairy sector crisis – that presents seven key recommendations on how the sector should be reformed. At the top of the list of proposals is a call for enhanced written contracts between producers and processors, and is an issue that has been disputed by the European Dairy Association (EDA).
|No Common Lactose Tolerability Limit, Concludes EFSA|
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 (699 reads)
Most people with lactose intolerance can cope with up to 12g in a single sitting and more if spread throughout the day, but the huge variation between individuals means it is not possible to give a firm level that applies to all.
|Leahy-Authored Food Safety Accountability Act Wins Committee Approval|
Monday, September 27, 2010 (647 reads)
The Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously voted to send legislation to strengthen penalties for companies and individuals that knowingly violate food safety standards and endanger American lives by placing tainted food products on the market. The Food Safety Accountability Act is authored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who chairs the Committee.