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Women, 3 Glasses of Milk a Day May Harm You

Study finds link between heavier intake, risk of death

(Newser) - Milk: It does a body good ... or does it? Though they say their findings should be interpreted cautiously, Swedish researchers have identified a correlation between heavier milk consumption and a higher mortality rate among women. Karl Michaelsson and his team tracked 61,433 women for an average of 20 years;... More »

Cows Really Don't Like Cowbells, Study Finds

At 113 decibels, the 12-pound bells can be as loud as chainsaws

(Newser) - Cowbell-clad cows are an iconic part of Swiss culture, but that doesn't mean the cows are happy about it. A new study out of the federal technology institute ETH Zurich studied 100-plus cows over a three-day period at 25 farms. Those who wore cowbells—some of which rang, some... More »

America Has a New Favorite Nut

That's an actual nut, not the politician who disagrees most with you

(Newser) - For decades, the peanut has reigned supreme, its popularity a league above the rest of the nuts (even though technically it's not a nut , but a legume). And while almonds have been growing in popularity faster than any other nut, it wasn't until recently that they finally surged... More »

America, Get Ready for 'A2 Milk'

Proponents say it's healthier than current variety, which is rich in A1 protein

(Newser) - Those sickened by US milk may not be lactose intolerant—in fact, if they were to head abroad, one in four might find the stuff easier to drink. That's because of a protein known as A1 that's typically predominant in the milk of Holstein cows, which are widespread... More »

Raw Milk Is No Better for the Lactose Intolerant

Researchers oppose popular belief

(Newser) - Among lactose-intolerant people—who make up some 30% of Americans, according to Medical Daily —raw milk has become a popular alternative to the pasteurized stuff. The FDA says it's no better for them, and it warns that raw milk can actually be fatal, Time reports. Are raw-milk advocates... More »

After 20 Years, Dairy Industry Dumps 'Got Milk?'

New 'Milk Life' campaign focuses on nutrition

(Newser) - After nearly 20 years, the dairy industry has decided its "Got Milk?" slogan is nearing the end of its shelf life. Amid slumping sales and stiff competition from the likes of almond milk, the Milk Processor Education Program has switched to a campaign called "Milk Life" that aims... More »

Whole Milk Linked to ... Skinny People?

Healthy dairy choices getting more complicated

(Newser) - Drinking fattier milk will make us fatter ourselves, right? Maybe not. New research reported by NPR suggests that whole milk is actually linked to lower weight. A study by Swedish experts found that, over a 12-year period, middle-aged men who used whole milk, cream, and butter had a lower risk... More »

Organic Milk Really Is Better for You

Grass diet boosts heart-friendly acids, researchers say

(Newser) - The jury is still out on the health benefits of organic food, but organic milk appears to have some genuine advantages over conventional milk, according to new research. Almost 400 samples of both kinds of milk found that the organic stuff, from cows grazed in grassy pastures, was richer in... More »

The Trick to Winning Nobel Prizes: Milk?

Neurologists link milk consumption to prizes

(Newser) - Got milk? Then you may have a better chance of winning a Nobel Prize, according to a letter published in Practical Neurology. In the letter, two neurologists speculate about a study last year that linked a nation's chocolate consumption to its Nobel-Prize stockpile. But what if it's really... More »

Why Milk Could Hit $8 a Gallon

Old law could be reinstated if Congress can't reach compromise

(Newser) - If Congress doesn't get its act together soon, old laws will cost all of America dearly—we're speaking, of course, of the Milk Cliff. If legislators don't take a break from fiscal cliff negotiations/posturing and pass a new farm bill by Jan. 1, the government will be... More »

Cheesemaking Goes Back 7.5K Years

Earliest pots used in process are found in modern Poland

(Newser) - Residents of what is now Poland figured out how to make cheese about 7,500 years ago, reports the BBC . Archeologists have determined that clay vessels unearthed near a river were used to separate curds from whey, a key step in the process. The finding is the earliest such proof... More »

Milk Biz Scrambles as Sales Sour

Americans drinking less of it than ever

(Newser) - The long decline in American milk drinking has accelerated, leaving producers facing what they describe as a major crisis, the Wall Street Journal finds. Americans still get through an average of more than 20 gallons each of the stuff per year, but that is down nearly 30% from 1975 and... More »

Protesting EU Farmers Spray Cops With ... Milk?

They're protesting low milk prices

(Newser) - Thousands of enraged dairy farmers converged on the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday, and sprayed the building, and the cops who showed up to contain them, with their stock in trade: milk. The protesters arrived on tractors, blocked traffic along many of the city's main streets, then pulled out... More »

The Latest Student Craze: 'Milking'

British students like pouring milk on their heads

(Newser) - What an udder delight: Students in England have taken to pouring entire bottles of milk on themselves in apparent protest against "being milked by the government," the Guardian reports. And they've filmed themselves doing it all over—in hotels, shopping malls, roundabouts, and gas stations. It's... More »

Feds Should Finally Stop Messing With Milk Prices

Government overreach has mucked up the market for decades: Bill Frezza

(Newser) - About 400 California cows got shipped to Kansas this month alone, and more are likely to follow as scores of state dairy farms continue to shut down, writes Bill Frezza at Real Clear Markets . Why? Blame the "byzantine" world that results when the federal and state governments try to... More »

China: Rotten Feed Causing Cancerous Milk

Feed and milk being destroyed, say authorities

(Newser) - A cancer-causing toxin found in milk produced by two major dairy companies in China—including the nation's largest—is being caused by rotten feed fed to cows, say Chinese authorities. The mildewed feed is creating high levels of carcinogenic aflatoxin in milk in the latest dairy scandal to rock... More »

Love Milk? Now You Can Wear It

German designer makes eco-friendly clothes from drink

(Newser) - For the fashion industry, cows provide more than just leather. Combining her knowledge of biochemistry and clothing design, a German designer has begun making clothes from a textile that’s made of pure milk, the AP reports. It feels like silk, is as washable as cotton, and is good for... More »

Milk Ads Target Men 'Living With PMS'

Sexist campaign won't boost milk sales, critics say

(Newser) - The ad agency behind the famous "Got Milk?" campaign has created a controversial follow-up focusing on premenstrual syndrome—and targeting men. The "Everything I Do Is Wrong" campaign trumpets research suggesting milk reduces PMS symptoms and asks: "Are you a man living with PMS?" Posters with slogans... More »

1 in 13 US Kids Has Food Allergy

New research doubles government estimate

(Newser) - One in 13 American kids suffers from food allergies, a study finds: That’s 6 million children, double the number most recently estimated by the CDC. Some 40% of them have severe reactions to the foods in question, most commonly peanuts and milk, a figure researchers say emphasizes the fact... More »

LA Schools Ditch Chicken Nuggets, Add Sushi

Chicken nuggets out, spinach tortellini in as menu overhauled

(Newser) - Chocolate and strawberry milk are off the menu in the nation's second-largest school district. The Los Angeles Unified School District, which serves some 650,000 meals a day, has cut out flavored milk as part of a menu overhaul aimed at reducing child obesity in a region where nearly... More »

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