In this April 2017 photo, Wisconsin dairy farmer Tim Prosser is seen with his cows. Canada’s tough stance on diafiltered milk via its supply-management system has caused hardship for farmers like Prosser, forced to consider selling their milking cows and shutting down family businesses.
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Canadian dairy farmers were already well-heeled and well-protected from world market forces, but their cash grab over something called diafiltered milk has put the entire Canadian economy at risk.
Milk may be good for you, but perhaps not as good as recent headlines have suggested.
Ethiopia produces about 4 billion litres of milk per year.
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In Ethiopia most of the milk comes from local breeds which aren't suited to milk production.
Robotic milkers, video cameras and even sensors hidden inside the body will help this dairy farm figure out how to get the most milk from their cows.
With all the different types of yogurt on offer, making a decision on which one to buy can be difficult.
Consuming yoghurt is associated with many health benefits. But with all the varieties of yoghurt, and added ingredients like fruits and probiotics, it can be hard to know which is best for your health.
Sugar mama? Researchers are teasing out the benefits of various molecules in human milk.
A chemist explains how some molecules in human breast milk help fight infection. Understanding their properties could lead to better infant formulas that share the health advantages of breastfeeding.
From #SoyBoy to #MilkTwitter, there's a sinister side to milk.
It’s not suitable for women with heart problems, but otherwise is a safe and effective option.
Domperidone raises levels of prolactin, which increases the production of breast milk. It's safe for mothers and babies, but not all women will experience the same increase in milk volume.
Whole milk has more calories but there's little evidence skimmed is healthier.
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The price of butter has risen by 60% globally over the past twelve months. Why is this occuring and what are the implications for Australia?
The low iodine concentration in milk substitutes may mean consumers are at risk of iodine deficiency.
Gym-goers are going crazy for these products. It's time for a reality check.
A photographer’s rendition of the neo-Nazi milk fetish. Milk has been a symbol for Nazis for decades.
The U.S.-based white supremacist movement that calls itself the "alt-right" has recently embraced milk as a symbol.
The health scare surrounding nanoparticles might lead to people abandoning formula unnecessarily, with serious impacts on babies’ health.
A widely publicised study that cast doubt on the safety of milk formula was misleading, based on dubiously reported studies and may have serious consequences.
And don’t expect chocolate ice cream, either.
Millions of Americans believe brown cows produce chocolate milk? The way the media reported this factoid raises questions about science literacy – but different ones than you may think.
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The case of bovine leukemia virus shows how scientists monitor health risks in our food supply and why it's critical to revisit scientific conclusions when new technologies become available.
‘No more milkshake for me.’
New research shows why the milk of panda mothers is far better than formula.
The Australian dairy industry could consider a regulation model like that in Canada.
Government intervention in the crisis facing Australian dairy has opened the gates for suggestions of other types of regulation.
Former Murray Goulburn CEO Gary Helou, stepped down from the cooperative as the farmgate milk price plunged.
The break up of trust between dairy farmers and Murray Goulburn can be tracked back to the degregulation of the dairy industry.
The dairy industry faces a number of welfare and environmental issues.
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The dairy industry faces a number of welfare issues, and is a major contributor to greenhouse gases.