Cows eating hay and soy-based feed.
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Feeding insects instead of grain to animals is an inexpensive, sustainable way to increase the world food supply. An animal scientist explains what’s involved in developing insect feed for cattle.
A consumer shops for milk products in a Nairobi supermarket. Simon Maina/ AFP via.
The industry is in the hands of smallholder farmers who struggle to raise capital and practise good farming.
Given the severe impact animal-based food production has on the environment, and the trend for vegan products, wouldn’t it make sense for all new vegetarian product ranges simply to be made vegan?
Could dairy products soon be produced in labs?
Dairy proteins may be the next product to be mass produced in labs, for use in fluid “milk” production and processed dairy products like yogurt and cheese.
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.
(AP Photo/Cara Lombardo)
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.
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.
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.
Allergies are becoming more frequent in the western world.
Allergies are reactions caused by the immune system as it responds to environmental substances that are usually harmless. But we don’t yet have a cure or the ability to prevent them from developing.