Efforts to reduce methane emissions are urgently needed if we are to meet global climate change goals. Could innovation, informed by study findings, help move the needle? We look at the latest research promising emission reductions from agri-food production.
Academics claim that a newly-developed starter culture could help ripen cheeses such as cheddar and gouda almost twice as fast, paving the way for more efficient and sustainable cheese production. “There are practically no downsides,” the lead researcher...
A total of 14 projects will benefit from the second round of funding under the UK Endemic Livestock Research Initiative, including three projects that specifically focus on dairy cattle disease management and detection.
A new RCT observes an increased abundance of Bacteriodes and Lactobacillus genus following a four month intake period with L. salivarius (AP-32) and B. animalis (CP-9) probiotics respectively, in infants aged four days to two months old.
A series of papers on breastfeeding, published in The Lancet this year, gives the misleading impression that infant formula advertising is the main factor limiting breastfeeding, argues implicated trade associations.
More than 900 comments have been submitted to the FDA over its proposed labeling guidance for plant-based milk alternatives. From Danone North America to the Plant Based Foods Association, we round up some of the key arguments from both sides.
Alternative dairy products, by their very nature, are more sustainable in one crucial aspect compared to dairy: they cut out the animal from the production process. However, there are other ways to maximise sustainability. How central should sustainability...
The purpose of alternative dairy products, such as milk and cheese, is to act as a substitute for animal-based dairy. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it must taste exactly like the products it is replacing.
A variety of dietary- and husbandry-management strategies are being evaluated to mitigate enteric methane (CH4) emissions in dairy cattle, but these strategies may not be applicable to pastoral dairy systems, finds a US review.
Canadian scientists have been working on a project to boost the protein content of canola and reduce the fiber and anti-nutritional compounds within the plant, with the goal of boosting the value of the crop and expanding the use of canola meal in livestock,...
Advanced recycling technology can keep hard-to-recycle plastics within the loop while allowing food manufacturers to benefit from packaging solutions that promote circularity and lower carbon emissions.