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Say Goodbye to the Land O'Lakes 'Butter Maiden'

Native American woman who appeared on brand's packaging for decades has been nixed

(Newser) - If you can't quite put your finger on what's different about your butter the next time you pick up a pack of Land O'Lakes, allow us to fill you in. There's something missing from the packaging—the Native American "butter maiden" who used to be... More »

Dark Message to Dairy Farmers: 'Start Dumping Your Milk'

With food supply chain in chaos, farmers can't get their perishable product to where it's got to go

(Newser) - With schools and restaurants closed during the coronavirus pandemic, truck drivers afraid to transport product for fear of catching the virus, and exports slowing to a crawl, the dairy industry is taking a hit—and it's forcing farmers to trash their milk supply. "We need you to start... More »

This Is the World's Best Cheese

Gruyere from Switzerland takes top prize at world's biggest cheese, butter, yogurt competition

(Newser) - A Gruyere from Switzerland has been named the world's best cheese, chosen from a record number of entrants from 26 nations in the World Championship Cheese Contest in Wisconsin. The cheese from Bern, Switzerland, made its maker, Michael Spycher of Mountain Dairy Fritzenhaus, a two-time winner. Spycher also won... More »

Bankruptcy for Company That Began Before the Civil War

Borden Dairy Co. follows in the footsteps of Dean Foods

(Newser) - One of the top 10 advertising icons of the 20th century belongs to a company that filed for bankruptcy on Monday. Borden Dairy Co. is following in the footsteps of No. 1 milk producer Dean Foods, which did the same in November. CNN reports the company cited the burden of... More »

Yes, This Is a Cow in a VR Headset

Russian initiative says VR headsets reduce bovine anxiety, may boost milk production

(Newser) - We imagine when cows dream, they must dream of lazily idling in sunny green pastures. On one Russian farm, a virtual reality experiment is being conducted in the hopes that such visions can help cows pump out more milk. The Moscow Times reports that a regional agricultural administration has fitted... More »

American Cheese Scores a Big First

Oregon cheese scored first-ever US win at World Cheese Awards

(Newser) - Cheese snobs who think American cheese is defined by Cheez Whiz will have been surprised by this year's World Cheese Awards. For the first time in the event's 32-year history, the winning cheese came from the US, Food & Wine reports. The honor went to the Rogue River... More »

Teen Who Died From Sandwich Had Warned Eatery's Staff

Family of Owen Carey pushes for law listing allergens on menus after sandwich killed him

(Newser) - When Owen Carey ordered a grilled chicken sandwich from the O2 Arena's Byron burger joint for his 18th birthday meal, the dish was listed on the menu as containing chicken, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and "Byron sauce." What it didn't list was the buttermilk the chicken... More »

Almond Milk Recalled for Possibly Having Milk in It

Blue Diamond's Vanilla Almond Breeze may have been tainted in production 'failure'

(Newser) - Many people who drink almond milk do so to avoid drinking cow's milk, which is why the FDA has been forced to issue a recall on more than 145,000 half-gallon cartons of "potentially compromised product," per Gizmodo . The affected product from HP Hood: Blue Diamond Vanilla... More »

Researchers See Controversial Way to Help Planet

It involves getting rid of meat and dairy agriculture, or at least reducing

(Newser) - A comprehensive new study finds that more than 75% of the world's farmland—an area the size of the US, EU, China, and Australia combined—could be freed up for new uses and the world still wouldn't go hungry. The big catch: Humans would have to stop consuming... More »

Critics Say eBay Founder's Hawaiian Plan Literally Stinks

Pierre Omidyar wants to build a dairy on Kauai

(Newser) - The smell of cow dung and the sting of biting flies—it's not exactly what one dreams of when dreaming of a Hawaiian getaway. But it's the reality eBay founder/Honolulu resident Pierre Omidyar is hoping to create on Kauai. With an eye toward sustainability, Omidyar is looking to... More »

Missing Exec, $357M Cash Just Part of Dairy Co's Very Bad Year

China Huishan Dairy co-owner Ge Kun disappeared in March

(Newser) - Ge Kun, a Chinese dairy firm executive, has been missing for more than two months. But, she's not alone: China Huishan Dairy now states it's also missing approximately $357 million in cash, CNN reports. According to the Wall Street Journal , Ge sent a letter dated March 21 to... More »

There's a Major Misconception About Dairy

It's not linked to increase in cardiovascular disease: study

(Newser) - Gouda news for cheese lovers: Despite claims that the fatty treat does damage to your cardiovascular health, a review of 29 studies has found no evidence that full-fat dairy products like cheese and milk boost one's risk of death, heart attack, or stroke. While many dairy products are high... More »

Canada Fires Back After Trump Complaint

Trump says dairy practices 'very, very unfair'

(Newser) - Canada's ambassador to Washington said Tuesday night that President Trump is wrong when he says Canada's trade practices in the dairy industry are "very unfair." Trump spoke out against Canada on Tuesday in a way he's not done before, saying Canada has been "very,... More »

Florida Has a Beef With Creamery's 'Skim Milk'

Court rules skim milk is still skim milk without added vitamins

(Newser) - A small, all-natural dairy isn't being deceptive when it calls its skim milk "skim milk," a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a victory for the creamery that's fighting the state's demand to label the product "imitation" because vitamins aren't added to it,... More »

New Dairy Alternative: Pea Milk

It's coming to stores soon

(Newser) - A new alternative to cow milk comes from a source you wouldn't expect: peas. Ripple Foods is about to roll out the product nationally, first at Whole Foods and then at Target, reports VegNews.com . "It's creamy, sweet, and—don't worry—tastes nothing like peas,"... More »

Sick of Soy? Starbucks to Serve Coconut Milk

The non-dairy alternative will be available nationwide Feb. 17

(Newser) - Coconut milk is in, and Starbucks doesn't want to be too late to the party. The company will start offering the non-soy dairy alternative nationally on Feb. 17, charging 60 cents for the elevated-sounding Starbucks Single Origin Sumatra Coconut Milk—the same as it charges for soy milk. USA ... More »

Coca-Cola's New Venture: Expensive Milk

Lactose-free 'Milka-Cola' will cost twice as much

(Newser) - With soda sales sagging, Coca-Cola is moving into the dairy business. It plans to offer milk with some big differences to the stuff now on supermarket shelves: For starters, it will cost twice as much. A Coke exec told a conference last week that the company's Fairlife will be... More »

Humans Stayed Lactose Intolerant Long After Dawn of Dairy Operations

Trait showed up thousands of years after first cheese-making

(Newser) - Humans have been running relatively advanced dairy operations for more than 7,000 years—the first cheese dates back to then —so it seems logical to assume that human bodies have been able to process milk for just as long. Turns out, that assumption is off by thousands of... More »

New Luxury Item: Butter?

Price hits all-time high amid surge in demand

(Newser) - Will American shoppers soon be saying, "I can't believe I can't afford butter?" Butter prices hit a record high on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange this week, and with the levels of the stuff in storage down 42% over this time last year, "Americans are about to... 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 »

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