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Russia returns fire in dairy export battle with Ukraine

Russia has suspended the import of products manufactured by six Ukrainian dairies following a similar ban on Russian-made Lactalis cheese.

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Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

The use of mobile technologies and social media to connect with real consumers can help manufacturers gain better innovation insights for today and tomorrow, says Chris Cornyn.

Yogurt and cereal: The new snap, crackle and pop?

Kellogg Australia reckons there’s a new breakfast cereal trend afloat as consumers replace traditional milk with yogurt or fruit juice, but Mintel’s innovation head says this is nothing new....

FAO: Ukraine-Russia tensions and poor weather lead to sharp rise in food prices

Unfavourable weather conditions in the Asia, Brazil and the US, coupled with increased political tension in the Black Sea region have led to a steep increase in world food prices,...

US investment network targets European health & wellness firms

Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) is setting up shop in Europe this May at Vitafoods in Geneva and is scouting for investment opportunities in the health and wellness sector.

Exclusive Interview: we talk to MD feed and nutrition at Cargill India

"We can boost milk output by cow by a liter per day" - Cargill reveals ambitions for dairy feed in India

The Indian dairy feed market has huge potential for growth, with education around animal nutrition essential for boosting milk productivity, says Cargill.

LIVE FROM ZENITH INFANT NUTRITION CONFERENCE

Infant formula sector can 'communicate...sufficiently' under WHO Code

It is not in the interests of major infant manufacturers, such as Nestlé or Danone, to purposely violate breast-milk substitute marketing regulations, last week's Zenith International Infant Nutrition Conference heard.

Baby food boom in China is emptying Australian supermarket shelves

Australia’s baby food industry grew by 9% in value in 2013, thanks mainly to growing demand from China’s expanding middle class for safe and quality milk formula, said a new...

Shaken Udder to SIG Combibloc! Foodex 2014 captured on camera

Relive the action at Foodex 2014 in Birmingham, UK, as we rub shoulders with the likes of SIG Combibloc, Ishida and Berry White not Barry White!

Fonterra breaks ground on its biggest SE Asia site

Fonterra has begun construction on what will be its biggest manufacturing investment in Southeast Asia in the last decade.

Animal feed industry gets a new website

A new website has been launched to supply breaking news for the global animal feed industry – a sector that was valued at $500 billion last year.

Dutch dairy sector has 'a lot of knowledge to share' with China

China and the Netherlands have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see the Asian country glean dairy industry know-how from the likes of FrieslandCampina.

DuPont: It seems like the whole world except Europe understands probiotics are backed by solid science

Americans are often described as lagging behind their European counterparts when it comes to awareness of probiotics, but the growth potential in the US market is “huge”, says leading supplier...

Room for more dairy exports to Mexico, says USDEC

A boom in US dairy exports to Mexico still has room to grow, according to US Dairy Export Council (USDEC), with companies such as Nestlé using the central American country...

Zenith International Infant Nutrition Conference in Paris today

What next for infant nutrition?

Danone, DuPont, Emmi, FrieslandCampina DOMO, GEA, Tetra Pak, Valio and Arla Foods are some of the companies attending the Zenith International Infant Nutrition Conference in Paris today. 

NZ Prime Minister has his work cut out in China

New Zealand’s reputation in China as a provider of safe and quality dairy products has taken a heavy blow in recent times, a new consumer confidence survey suggests.

Infant nutrition sector has 'many issues' to overcome: Zenith

Despite "great growth potential", the infant nutrition sector still has “many issues” to overcome, Zenith International has claimed ahead of its first ever Infant Nutrition Conference....

Milk quota abolition will create North European ‘production belt’

The European Union (EU) milk quota abolition in 2015 will “profoundly modify” the allocation of dairy production volumes in region, Finnish researchers have claimed.

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.

News in brief

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.

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