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Dairy in the desert

When it is said that a cow should consume three litres of water for every litre of milk it produces, how is arid and water-starved Saudi Arabic able to command...

Tesco uses wrong cows in advert blunder

Tesco has come under fire for its milk adverts, which featured images of beef, not dairy cows.

The Collective launches yoghurt mousse

‘Be daring with dairy’, says yoghurt company

The Collective, a UK yoghurt business, has launched a line of yoghurt mousse dessert pots and says it will be ‘daring’ with dairy in the future. 

Middle East unrest fosters market for fat blends

The strife in Syria and the broader Arab upheaval means growing demand for fat blends among dairy manufacturers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), industry sources say.

‘Tesco doesn’t give a damn’: Farmers for Action

Milk price war: Morrisons undercuts rivals

Morrisons has plunged into the UK milk price war, undercutting its rivals to offer what it claims is the UK’s ‘cheapest supermarket milk.’

Sainsbury's and Co-op wade into UK retail milk price war

British retailers Sainsbury’s and the Co-op have followed Tesco’s lead and slashed their milk prices, but insist that the reductions will not impact milk producers.

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GMO Inside calls on Starbucks to source organic milk from cows not fed GM feed

Activist group GMO Inside has turned its attention towards Starbucks in the latest phase of its campaign to persuade big brands to move away from GMOs.

UK retailer milk ‘price war about to kick off’: FFA

Tesco’s decision to cut the price of its four pint bottles of milk to just £1 could result in a retail “price war” in the UK, protest group Farmers for...

Meat and dairy-rich diets may quadruple cancer death risk

A diet high in animal protein during middle age may lead to a four-fold increase in risk of dying from cancer, suggests a new study.

'Time to finish' TPP trade negotiations: USDEC, NMPF

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) have urged Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators to “move forward without” Japan and Canada if they are unwilling to open...

ASA rejects ad compliant: Organic dairy, 'naturally' different?

The UK Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has rejected complaints that an organic milk promotion was misleading in its implication that high-protein dairy cow diets were not natural.

Food Visions: Industry needs to confront its communications crash or lose consumers forever

Food manufacturers, retailers and other food industry players are failing to connect with consumers who are tuning out of mainstream messaging and infesting their own comms channels, says angel investor,...

Special edition: Pre and Probiotics

Probiotic call: Forget health claims (consumers have)

Probiotic players obsessed with winning health claims needn’t bother as consumers don’t value them anyway, a leading consultant says.

Polish suspicion a barrier for dairy investment: Rabobank

Dairy manufacturers attempting to enter the Polish market may be forced to take a different approach to overcome the country’s “natural suspicion towards foreign companies,” Rabobank has claimed.

‘Let’s Twist Again!’ Novel espresso protein drink hopes to hit big time

The CEO of UK beverage brand Twist believes he could score a smash hit with an espresso coffee and whey protein-based drink that you just add water to.

Danone struggling to claw back China share after last year’s issues

In spite of its increasing investments in China, European dairy major Danone is still yet to see signs of any recovery in baby formula growth and market share in China.


UHT a ‘great avenue for innovation’ in US dairy: Execs

Ultra-high temperature processing (UHT) is a “great avenue” for product innovation within the US dairy industry, executives from Dean Foods and HP Hood believe.

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Australians’ love of ice cream is cooling

Despite having a broader choice of flavours and healthier, reduced fat product options available, Australians are now less tempted by tubs of ice cream. 


US dairy failing to reach critical 'food evangelists': Ketchum

PR agency Ketchum has urged the US dairy industry to engage those responsible for the growing criticism of food - the food evangelist - who until now the food industry has...


‘It’s always better to push on an open door’: Ex US trade rep

Rather than pine over the export potential of inaccessible India, the US dairy industry should focus on the opportunities that lie in South East Asia, former US Trade Representative, Ron...

Live from Probiota 2014

Data eater: EU probiotic yoghurt market to drop 4.5% by 2018; supplements on the up

The market for probiotic yoghurt in 20 key European Union markets will fall 4.5% in the five years between now and 2018, but the overall sector trend remains positive, Euromonitor...

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The new got milk? MilkPEP unveils ‘next 20 year campaign’

The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), the organization behind the famous got milk? campaign, has unveiled two new national marketing programs, including one it believes will become its “next 20...

NZX granted US dairy derivatives trading approval

The New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) has taken "another vital step" towards becoming a global player in the dairy industry by securing status as an authorised dairy trader in the...


IDFA Dairy Forum 2014 in pictures

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) Dairy Forum 2014 in Palm Springs, which attracted stakeholders from across the sector, has drawn to a close. But don't worry if you missed...

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