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.
Irish firm Glanbia Nutritionals has received a US patent for its whey-derived weight loss ingredient Prolibra.
Beverages formulated with whey proteins may offer a dietary approach to reducing blood pressure in people at risk of hypertension, suggests a new study.
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.
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).
The addition of adjunct bacteria cultures is a “promising strategy” in the production of new artisan cheeses with more diverse flavors, say researchers
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.
According to a USDA report, the Italian dairy sector is starting to look up after a long period of restructuring that forced more than 30,000 farmers to shut down but tensions remain between producers and processors over prices.
Europe will set the standard for the world dairy industry, specifically for milk quality and cow welfare, an international dairy expert has told a recent conference in Brussels staged by Pfizer Animal Health.
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.