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Lithuania and Latvia request additional EC aid for struggling dairy farmers

Lithuania and Latvia have asked the European Commission (EC) to provide additional targeted financial aid for their dairy producers.

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Americans are united in their love for ice cream, but divided over their favorite flavors

The dog days of summer are here and to help cool off consumers are reaching for ice cream, which a recent Yahoo Food survey found is 41% of American’s favorite...

Tesco yogurt pledge marks latest victory for protesting farmers

Tesco has pledged to use British milk in its own-label yogurts, as struggling dairy farmers held another protest over low milk prices last night.

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Morrisons to pay dairy farmers more for new cheddar cheese brand

Morrisons has responded to pressure and extended its support for beleaguered dairy farmers by announcing today (August 14) that it would be launching a premium ‘Milk for Farmers’ cheddar cheese brand.

British retailer Asda to increase price it pays per litre of milk

British retailer Asda has committed to paying 28 pence per litre of milk to its supplier, Arla Foods, to aid struggling dairy farmers. 

Milk for Farmers offers consumers 'choice to support dairy farmers directly': Morrisons

British retailer Morrisons is to launch a new premium milk brand that will offer consumers the option to pay more per litre to support dairy farmers. 

Milk crisis nationalism is anti-EU, Dutch tell Commission

Calls from the French National Federation of Dairy Cooperatives (FNCL) to stop imports of foreign dairy products are contrary to EU single market principles, Dutch groups have complained to the...

Russian destruction of contraband Western food sparks outrage

Russia marked the one year anniversary of its import ban on Western food by defying a storm of criticism from within and launching a controversial campaign to destroy tonnes of...

Global analysis of beverage consumption reveals key national differences

New data on beverage intakes for 187 countries has revealed significant differences in current consumption levels and historic trends for sugar-sweetened beverages, fruit juices and milk, say researchers.

USDA hearing to consider establishment of FMMO in California

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to move ahead with a public hearing to consider the establishment of a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) for California.

Milk protests: Farmers threaten to target processors

Militant farmers have warned that processors will be targeted next, as milk price protests sweep across the country.

Dairy Innovation Forum highlights: Hip cottage cheese, gut-friendly milk, tarte asian yogurt and why fat is back

From the challenges of sourcing organic milk, to the threat 'alternatives' milks pose to the dairy sector and the 'scary' promotional dynamics of the yogurt category, the FoodNavigator-USA Dairy Innovation...

Dairies must work 'safely and sustainably' to meet the world's growing dairy nutrition needs: IDF

Dairies must learn to work "safely and sustainably" to meet the nutritional requirements of the world's growing population, says the man behind the upcoming International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy...

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Food industry fail? Elderly nutrition

The food industry is missing a billion euro trick when it comes to ageing population, says Lauren Bandy, senior nutrition analyst at Euromonitor International.

Lack of dairy-based fat in human diet may lead to prediabetes, dolphin study suggests

Heptadecanoic acid, a saturated fat found in dairy products, may actually help stop prediabetes in its tracks, says a National Marine Mammal Foundation study.

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PepsiCo and Starbucks join forces in Latin American RTD coffee market

PepsiCo and Starbucks are partnering to distribute RTD coffee and energy drinks from Starbucks in Latin America, eyeing up a market worth $4bn and projected to grow by 22% over...

Canada dismisses US call to 'commit' to TPP dairy market access talks

Canada has dismissed a call from 21 US Congressmen to "commit" to dairy market access negotiations during Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks.

Price war fallout to worsen as retailers produce their own goods

Manufacturers are already on the brink but they now face a "nightmare scenario" as more retailers begin producing their own goods, says a market report - so what can industry...

Private label nutrition equal to national brands

There are no major differences in nutritional content between private labels, national brands and hard discount goods – although private labels come out top for nutrition labelling, according to a French...

China overtakes US to become ice cream market 'powerhouse': Mintel

China has overtaken the US to become the “powerhouse” of the global ice cream market, says Mintel.

Iran 'a potential target market' for Russian embargo dairy surplus: Euromonitor

Iran could become a target market for the dairy surplus created by the Russian embargo if Western economic sanctions are lifted, says Euromonitor.

Australia

Brand names can't trump supermarket cheese hegemony

Australians still enjoy their cheddar. Market research by Roy Morgan Research shows that almost 85% of Australian shoppers buy some kind of cheese at least once each month

Cash for Cheese: The bank that accepts Parmigiano Reggiano as loan collateral

Cash for cheese may sound like a parody of the cash for gold scheme, but in Italy it's a reality for many Parmigiano Reggiano producers seeking quick cash.

What do protected origin labels mean to consumers?

EU quality labelling schemes showing product origin do not always connect with shoppers, says research.

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