Diary farmer Chris Ryan and his cow Ninja take part in a protest on Canada’s Parliament Hill in 2016.
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Canada's protectionist stance on dairy products has attracted the ire of Donald Trump. The U.S. president raises legitimate points about a system that costs Canadians at home and abroad.
Donald Trump doesn’t liked to be reined in, which is why he has such a problem with trade deals like NAFTA.
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Part of the purpose of trade deals is to prevent politicians from inserting politics into matters of commerce. Donald Trump is bucking that trend. What does it mean for Canada and NAFTA?
Whole milk has more calories but there's little evidence skimmed is healthier.
Humboldt Fog chèvre, born in a dream.
California's artisan cheese-making industry has followed the changing tastes of the state's population waves, from the mid-1800s through today.
There are a number of examples of what were once co-operatives restructuring into, or being taken over by, listed companies.
Despite the pressure for co-operatives to fold into the dominant corporation model, these business models are still worthy.
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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?
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.
One of Japan’s biggest food trends right now is Bulgarian yoghurt.
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How a simple bacterium traveled across time and space to become Japan's latest food fad.
A number of media reports claimed that saturated fats are safe to consume. Here's why you should treat those reports with caution.
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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.
Some swear by it, some against it research and history can tell us a lot about milk and dairy.
Higher prices on milk in supermarkets doesn’t necessarily translate into profit for Australian dairy farmers.
Paying a higher price for milk at the supermarket won't help farmers much as the Australian dairy industry is more exposed to international markets.
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.
Dairy giants Murray Goulburn and Fonterra competed in a race to the bottom.
Two of the largest dairy cooperatives have been playing with farmers by pursuing a high price for milk when both should have taken into account fluctuations in the global dairy markets.
Australian and New Zealand dairy farmers need to get used to the low prices for milk as they represent the new norm in global markets.
Cooperatives like Murray Goulburn and Fonterra and dairy farmers need to accept that lower milk prices will be the new normal in a more competitive global market.
The main thrust of the advisory committee’s report is that diets should be focused on whole foods, not specific nutrients.
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National dietary guidelines have become an easy target for those looking for a scapegoat for bad diets in rich countries. And a BMJ article about draft US guidelines adds further fuel for the fire.
Farmers' protests against the big supermarkets demonstrates the importance of good supply chain management.
Is Daisy doomed to a life indoors?
The dairy sector in the UK is going through a period of high uncertainty. Not only are suppliers having to cope with retail price wars and the fact that milk prices are being reduced by the increasing…