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Scientists Develop Test for Melamine in Milk
Thursday, January 22, 2009 (1212 reads)


U.S. researchers have developed a quick way to test milk for the presence of melamine, an industrial chemical found last year in milk in China that killed at least six children and made thousands sick.



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Roquefort’s American Dreams may be Numbered, Claims Lactalis
Thursday, January 22, 2009 (1170 reads)


It could now be impossible for French producers to sell Roquefort cheese in the US amidst an ongoing dispute with the EU over trade policy, warns a leading supplier of the product.



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Senate Confirms Vilsack as Agriculture Secretary
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 (1201 reads)


The U.S. Senate confirmed former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as U.S. agriculture secretary, a job he plans to use to promote renewable energy including biofuels and put healthier food in America's school meals.



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Cloned Milk Still a Hard Sell Despite FDA Approval
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 (1421 reads)


The FDA declared milk and meat from cloned cows safe a year ago, but Illinois dairies and consumers aren't buying it.



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Manure A Costly Option for Dairy’s Uncertain Green Future
Monday, January 19, 2009 (1204 reads)


Manure and other waste products like leftover whey are heralding a new era for powering cheese production at one US dairy, however the jury is out on the cost and practical feasibility for wider rollouts across Europe.



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Cheese Manufacturers Eye Snack Market
Monday, January 19, 2009 (1136 reads)


We all snack from time to time, but the trend nowadays is opting for healthier snacks.  "There are still items that we are snacking on more in the evening. Those four items are yogurt, nuts, cheese," said NPD Group Vice President Harry Balzer.


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The European Union Restarts Export Subsidies for Dairy
Sunday, January 18, 2009 (1268 reads)


The European Union will restart export subsidies for butter, cheese and milk powder to help dairy producers hurt by falling prices.



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Nominee for Secretary of Agriculture Plans to Work to Increase the Economies of Farm Communities
Friday, January 16, 2009 (1125 reads)


President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of agriculture, former Iowa Govenor Tom Vilsack, said that if he is confirmed he will work to boost the economies of farm communities, promote nutritious foods and help poor families put meals on the table.



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Dairy Players Look Beyond ‘Short-Term’ Private Label Pressures
Thursday, January 15, 2009 (1431 reads)


As European consumers reportedly flock to own brand products in a bid to offset fears over the global economic downturn, dairy processors are bracing to adapt their operations to meet short-term demand challenge at the very least.



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FDA’s Torti Tapped As Acting Commissioner; Interim Heads Also Named For HHS
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 (1170 reads)


FDA chief scientist and principal deputy commissioner Frank Torti will become acting commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration upon Andrew von Eschenbach's departure January 20, 2009.


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