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.
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.
Feeling the burn.
It can take the body up to three weeks to fully recover from the strain of running a marathon, so here's some foods that are scientifically proven to help aid recovery.
In the mood for a cold drink.
The ability to digest dairy products enabled humans in some parts of the world to survive and thrive.
Got milk? China joins the lactose lovers.
Ignore the gloom around prospects for emerging markets. There are diamonds in the rough.
Breastfeeding reduces the risk of infections in early life.
A Harvard University researcher last week suggested western women stop breastfeeding after a couple of months to reduce the risk of passing potentially harmful toxins on to infants via breast milk.
Impala drink at a waterhole in South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Milk used in paint nearly 49,000 years ago could have come from their early antecedents.
It may have been a cultural tradition to use tempera paint that contained traces of milk on bodies according to a discovery at Sibudu Caves in KwaZulu Natal.
Farmers' protests against the big supermarkets demonstrates the importance of good supply chain management.
US Department of Agriculture
Across the world prices have dropped 64% as too much milk is being produced.
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…
There is no evidence that the health benefits of milk are compromised by pasteurisation.
Milk is a highly nutritious food, and an important source of amino acids and minerals such as phosphorus and calcium, which contributes to bone health. Historically, milk was prone to contamination by…
Consuming bath milk is particularly risky because it may contain the deadly STEC E.Coli bug.
The death this week of a Victorian toddler after allegedly drinking “bath milk” is a reminder of how dangerous some natural cosmetics can be. The product – Mountain View Organic Dairy’s Organic Bath Milk…
He’s gotta lotta bottle.
Great tits are opportunistic copycats. Entire populations can be found performing the same arbitrary behaviour simply because birds copy one another, following a fashion. And it’s this behaviour, reported…
Meet the milk machines.
Milk, a precious resource in many parts of the world, has become a throwaway commodity in wealthy countries. For example, in the UK, an estimated 4.2m tonnes of foodstuffs wasted per year are wasted, of…