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Hälsa called oats one of the most environmentally friendly ingredients for making plant-based milk, but the US does not currently produce oats that meet Hälsa's quality standards. Pic: Hälsa

Hälsa Foods to convert dairy farms for organic oats

By Beth Newhart

A new program from oat-based yogurt alternative brand Hälsa Foods will partner with dairy farms, and support them converting to farmlands for growing organic oats. It will be led by a team of Scandinavian farmers, researchers and environmental experts.

Danone set intermediate carbon reduction targets for 2030, which were officially approved by the Science-Based Targets initiative in 2017.

Danone recognized by CDP for environmental work

By Jim Cornall

Danone has been given a ‘triple A’ score by non-profit organization CDP for its environmental efforts, namely in tackling climate change, fighting deforestation and protecting water cycles.

The US coffee creamer category is expected to grow to $7.5bn by 2024.

Fairlife debuts dairy creamers line

By Beth Newhart

On the heels of a disastrous 2019 for the ultra-filtered milk brand, fairlife is kicking off 2020 with a new category launch. Four coffee creamers will add to its beverage portfolio.

“DHA Omega-3 helps support brain health for people of all ages and represents a simple way that consumers can make a healthy choice.

‘Veganuary’ drives plant-based dairy-alternative launches

By Beth Newhart

Eating healthier is a common New Year's resolution that brands like to capitalize on every year. New plant-based dairy alternatives are kicking off 2020, trying to tap into the oat, almond and coconut-based craze that’s challenging the dairy industry.

Hälsa Foods sees the future of plant-based as 100% clean label and organic.

Former Stonyfield exec joins non-dairy Hälsa Foods

By Beth Newhart

The co-founder and former CEO of dairy brand Stonyfield Organic, Gary Hirshberg, has joined Hälsa Foods as an investor and chairman. Hälsa produces Scandivaian-style, oat-based milk and yogurt alternatives.

Business is progressively acknowledging how deeply reliant it is on the planet’s biodiversity.

Dairy companies among biodiversity pledge coalition

By Jim Cornall

Nineteen companies and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), have launched a new initiative to protect and restore biodiversity within their supply chains and product portfolios.

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What's new in US dairy: August

By Beth Newhart

DairyReporter brings you its monthly round-up of what’s new in the US dairy aisles for August 2019.

“We expect to see further growth from acquisitions, with a long-awaited shift in the top three of the global ranking likely.

Rabobank publishes Dairy Top 20

By Beth Newhart

Nestlé, Lactalis and Danone continue leading the global dairy industry, but could see some shakeups in the future, according to a new analysis from Rabobank.

New products for July 2019.

New in the dairy aisles: July

By Beth Newhart

DairyReporter brings you its monthly round-up of what’s new in the dairy aisles for July 2019.

Nestlé’s portfolio is the most valuable globally, with a combined brand value of $70.5bn, up 11% on the previous year. Pic: ©Getty Images/bluebay2014

Top 10 dairy brands: Yili closes gap on Danone

By Jim Cornall

The latest Brand Finance Food & Drink 2019 report shows that, again, Switzerland’s Nestlé tops the food ranking, although its brand value increased by just 1% year on year to $19.6bn.

The merger created 35 local jobs and the dairy will house nearly 4,500 cows.

Ohio dairy partnership will supply Danone

By Beth Newhart

McCarty Family Farms and VanTilburg Farms have teamed up to open a new dairy in Mercer County, Ohio, which will supply milk to Danone North America.

The companies and organizations fined more than €80m are challenging the ruling. Pic: ©Getty Images/NiroDesign

Dairy companies set to fight Spanish fines

By Jim Cornall

The CNMC (National Commission on Markets and Competition) in Spain has fined eight companies who operate in the raw cow’s milk supply market for activities between the years 2000 and 2013.

Plogging combines the benefits of exercise while making the planet healthier. It can be done while walking, jogging, running or hiking. Pic: Silk

Silk makes a bid for ‘plogging’ as an official sport

By Beth Newhart

Silk is leading an effort during Earth Month to make plogging an official sport at the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. A combination of jogging and picking up litter, plogging would fit into LA 2028’s goal to be the most sustainable Olympics in modern...

Grant finalists will attend a four-day program in Boulder, Colorado for training on sustainable food systems.

Danone opens applications for new grant program

By Beth Newhart

Danone Institute North America (DINA) will invest in sustainable food system projects through a grant program in the US and Canada. The ‘One Planet. One Health Initiative’ is now accepting proposals.

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News in brief

Danone adds low- and no-fat milk to La Serenísima

By Niamh Michail

Danone’s La Serenísima brand is adding 0% fat and 2% fat milk to its range of fresh and long-life milk in Argentina, Paraguay, and beyond in response to "new trends".

Gottlieb's resignation comes just two months after he denied rumors he planned to leave the FDA. Pic: WikimediaCommons

Gottlieb resigns from FDA, dairy projects in the balance

By Beth Newhart

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb signed a resignation letter Tuesday with intent to leave the role in one month. He has served as Commissioner for nearly two years and been pivotal in the recent plant ‘milk’ vs. dairy...

The infant formula market is expected to be worth around $32bn by 2023. Pic: ©Getty Images/magone

Melamine 10 years on: Foreign and ‘foreign’ firms vie for position

By Richard Whitehead

A decade after the first convictions were handed down to figures at the center of a tainted infant milk powder scandal that rocked consumer confidence in Chinese domestic dairy products, how have local firms clawed their way back and what have foreign...

NMPF writes letter of support to Chobani in plant-based debate

By Beth Newhart

National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) president and CEO Jim Mulhern wrote a letter this week to Hamdi Ulukaya, CEO of Chobani. It expressed support of Chobani’s position in the ongoing debate of plant-based foods using dairy terms in labeling.

Country music singer Kellie Pickler kicked off the race and met with fans at the finish line.

Silk pushed ‘healthy progress’ on the Grammy’s red carpet

By Beth Newhart

Ahead of last weekend’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Danone North America and Silk facilitated a 7K ‘fun run’ using a four mile-long red carpet. The dairy alternative’s new ‘Progress is Perfection’ campaign encourages non-dairy swaps and setting ‘wellness...