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Recession Finally Hits Down on the Farm
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 (1409 reads)

The Agriculture Department said it expects net farm income -- a widely followed measure of profitability -- to drop to $54 billion in 2009, down $33.2 billion from last year's estimated net farm income of $87.2 billion, which was nearly a record high. The drop in farm prices is likely to lead to a slower increase in food costs for American consumers, economists say.

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Sixty Percent of Adults Can't Digest Milk
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 (2047 reads)

Worldwide, more than 60% of adults are unable to digest lactose, with the undigested sugars leading to cramping, flatulence, bloating and other symptoms. While some 90% of northern Europeans are able to digest lactose after childhood, only 5% of Asians, 25% of African and Caribbean peoples, and half of Mediterranean peoples are lactose tolerant.

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New Light Barrier Claims High Protection for Dairy at Low Usage Levels
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 (1213 reads)

ColorMatrix is launching a family of light-blocking colorants called Lactra, which promise to protect dairy products from natural and artificial light with low usage levels. The product is said to be effective with color usage rates of 6% to 8% of polymer content, so efficiency is improved and a gray finish associated with excess color can be avoided, according to the company.

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Fonterra Develops Clear Milk Protein
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 (1274 reads)

Fonterra is testing a crystal-clear milk protein and says it will soon be sold as an ingredient. Tests include a clear apple juice boosted with whey protein and a flavored sparkling water with 5 grams of whey proteinate per serving.

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