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Which Member States have been worst hit by the fall in milk prices?

As Brussels decides on the allocation of targeted financial aid for dairy farmers, DairyReporter looks at which Member States have been worst hit by the fall in milk prices. 

Low-fat milk and yogurt consumption may help prevent frailty in aging, study finds

Consumption of low-fat milk and yogurt is associated with a decreased risk of frailty among the elderly, according to a recent study.

EC funded project examining use of high voltage nano pulses to sterilize raw milk

The European Commission (EC) is part-funding a project that will examine the use of high voltage electric nano pulses to sterilize raw milk.

Fonterra maintains milk production forecast but warns of farmer pull back

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has maintained its milk production forecast for the 2015/16 season, but has signaled it may decline later.

Children should be discouraged from consuming sugary beverages – but what should they drink instead?

Researchers suggest milk may be a good alternative to sugary drinks, among young children who are prone to obesity.

MEPs vote for 'comprehensive' cloning ban

MEPs voted yesterday to ban imports of food from cloned animals and their descendants - but the European Commission has called the amendments 'disproportionate' and even 'legally impossible'.

Dairy farmers to receive 'most significant part' of €500m EC support package

Dairy producers will receive the "most significant part" of a €500m ($558m) European Commission (EC) agricultural support package announced today. 

'The only hurdle we face is the regulatory hurdle': photopurification pioneer SurePure

Only regulation hinders widespread use of photopurification technology in the dairy sector, says SurePure.

Some US consumers turned off by process behind Fairlife: Euromonitor

Some US consumers are turned off by the process behind Coca-Cola’s high-protein, lactose-free Fairlife milk, according to Euromonitor.

Arla reduces ESL milk testing time by 300%

Arla Foods has installed technology to measure potential milk spoilage which it believes will reduce overall testing time by 300%.

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EPA resolves wastewater violations at dairy firms

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken action against three firms, including two dairy companies, for Clean Water Act violations.

Milk may have positive benefits for metabolic, cardiovascular systems: Study

Milk may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and lower blood pressure, according to a recent study.

Lewis Road Creamery partners with premium Kiwi brands to extend flavoured milk offering

New Zealand dairy Lewis Road Creamery has extended its flavoured milk offering after the success of its collaboration with a popular Kiwi chocolate brand. 

a2 Milk Company takeover talks with Dean Foods 'ceased': Freedom Foods

Freedom Foods has "ceased detailed discussions" with US dairy giant Dean Foods on their failed joint bid to acquire the a2 Milk Company (a2MC).

Arla boosts West African 'distribution backbone' with JVs in Nigeria and Senegal

Arla Foods has partnered with companies in Nigeria and Senegal to boost its "distribution backbone" in West Africa. 

Müller Wiseman investigates cause of Listeria-tainted cream

Müller Wiseman Dairies is recalling a batch of its 300ml pasteurised Double Cream due to Listeria monocytogenes.

Fonterra boosts Chinese kids' milk presence with 'ultra-premium' Anchor launch

Fonterra has moved to strengthen its position in China's kids' milk market with the launch of a vitamin-enriched "ultra-premium" product.

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.

'No further' takeover talks with Dean Foods and Freedom Foods: a2 Milk Company

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has had "no further communication" with Dean Foods and Freedom Foods since it rejected the takeover bid tabled by the pair.

The future of milk? New technology increases milk’s shelf life, cuts carbon footprint

Two companies have come together to create a product they say will cut milk to 14% of its original weight - making it far easier to ship across the world.

Fonterra 2014/15 milk price calculation gets NZ Commerce Commission approval

Fonterra's farm gate milk price (FGMP) calculation for the 2014/15 season has been given the New Zealand Commerce Commission's stamp of approval.

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. 

Former Dean Foods chairman subject of SEC, US Attorney's Office insider trading probe: Reports

US authorities are reportedly investigating whether former Dean Foods chairman, Tom C Davis, leaked information about the company’s 2012 spin-off of WhiteWave Foods to a professional gambler. 

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...

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