A dairy cow grazes on the lawns in front of Parliament House in Canberra in 2015, as part of an industry event.
Pressure is mounting on Australia's dairy farmers, from farm gate prices to animal welfare concerns, and technology that could produce milk without cows.
More people are drinking unpasteurised milk but what does the evidence say?
Late Bronze Age baby bottles from Vösendorf, Austria.
Enver-Hirsch © Wien Museum
Ancient farmers ensured their children were fed and entertained in a similar way to modern parents.
The Heart Foundation now backs full-fat milk if you’re healthy. But it still recommends reduced-fat milk if you have high blood pressure or heart disease.
Low-fat milk provides no extra benefit for your heart over full-fat milk, if you're healthy. But it's too soon to pour the low-fat options down the sink.
The recall of several milk brands due to the possible presence of E. Coli is the second milk recall to affect Victoria and New South Wales this month.
When several milk brands were recalled last week due to the presence of E. coli, people were concerned. But the recall is a sign that dairy surveillance systems are working as they should be.
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.
Woolworths is pushing up the price of milk. It’s normally no way to help farmers.
Dairy farmers' incomes are dependent on so much more than the retail price of fresh milk.
Millions of Americans suffer from food allergies.
There has been a dramatic rise in life-threatening food allergies in the last few decades. Antibiotics, poor diet and C-sections have all been implicated. Now new evidence points to gut microbes.
Cattle grazing on public lands near Steens Mountain, Oregon.
Raising livestock has clear impacts on the environment, but contrary to what many critics say, it is not the biggest driver of climate change.
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.
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.
Flickr/Morgana Wingard, USAID
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.